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Akira Kurosawa

"Kagemusha" (also known as "Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior)", "Kagemusha - Der Schatten des Kriegers", "Kagemusha - l'ombra del guerriero") is a Drama/History/War film directed by Akira Kurosawa, released in the USA on October 06 of 1980 . Tatsuya Nakadai is starring, alongside Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara, Jinpachi Nezu, Hideji Otaki and Daisuke Ryu.

Who directed "Kagemusha":

Kagemusha was directed by Akira Kurosawa, a Japanese writer, director, and producer.

Before directing Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa had directed Dersu Uzala, released in 1975, Tengoku to jigoku (1963), Yojimbo (1961), Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960), Donzoko (1957), and Kumonosu jô (1957). Since, he directed Ran, released in 1985, Dreams (1990), Madadayo (1993).

When was "Kagemusha" released:

Kagemusha was first released on Monday, October 06, 1980, in the United States. Also released on this day was Sayat Nova (dir. Sergei Parajanov). This was thirty-nine (39) years ago.

It has been released on Thursday, May 01, 1980 in France; Friday, October 17, 1980 in Germany; Wednesday, January 28, 1981 in Spain and on Saturday, April 26, 1980 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Kagemusha":

At the casting of Kagemusha we find Tatsuya Nakadai, previously seen in Kanashimi no Beradona (1973) and Goyokin (1969); Tsutomu Yamazaki (Tengoku to jigoku (1963)); Kenichi Hagiwara () [ more... ]

  • Tetsuo Yamashita and Tatsuya Nakadai, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryu, Masayuki Yui, Kumeko Otowa can all be seen in Ran, released in 1985.
  • Kumeko Otowa and Masayuki Yui, Mitsuko Baisho, Yasuhito Yamanaka also appeared in Dreams, released in 1990.
  • Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki and Koji Shimizu also appeared in Tengoku to jigoku, released in 1963.

What is the Storyline of "Kagemusha":

The film opens with a shot of what appears to be three identical Shingens. One really is Shingen, the second is his brother, Nobukado. The third man is a thief whom Nobukado accidentally came across and spared from crucifixion, believing the thief's uncanny resemblance to Shingen would prove useful. Shingen agrees that he would prove useful as a double and they decide to use the thief as a kagemusha.

Shingen's army has besieged a castle of Tokugawa Ieyasu. When Shingen visits the battlefield [...]

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