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Kagemusha

影武者 (Original title)

1980 Drama, Action, History

About

When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.

Directed by

Akira Kurosawa

Written by

Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay)
Masato Ide (Screenplay)

Runtime

180 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Cast

Lists

#406 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Yoshirô Muraki

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film