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2,051 Ratings

Kagemusha

影武者

Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japan, 1980
Action, Drama

Synopsis

In feudal Japan, a peasant thief is recruited to impersonate ageing warlord, Shingen. He begins to enjoy the power bestowed on him until the spirit of Shingen pays him a visit and he must lead his troops to battle.

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Kagemusha Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1980 | Winner: Palme d'Or

Academy Awards

1981 | 2 nominations including: Best Foreign Language Film

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