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Director: Akira Kurosawa

Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara


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Just as many American studio-era directors found acclaim abroad that was denied them in their home country, by 1980 Akira Kurosawa's reputation outside Japan exceeded his esteem at home. As uncompromising as ever, he found considerable difficulty securing backing for his ambitious projects. Unsure he would be able to film it, the director, an aspiring artist before he

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Kagemusha 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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This was the first Japanese, samurai-era film I had ever seen, and let me say that I was just overwhelmed by everything about it. The sense of drama, the beauty of the sets, the scale of the action sequences, and by how deeply the actors got into their characters, kudos to Kurosawa, no doubt. Romanticized as I'm sure this type of film is (much like our cowboy movies), I was so impressed that I watch Kagemusha four or five times each year, (while drinking sake, of course!). It is a pensive, thoughtful movie, more than most of the genre, but anyone who enjoys movies about the wars of feudal Japan should not miss this.
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