Kagemusha

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  • PG
  • 1980
  • 2 hr 39 min
  • 8.0  (33,975)
  • 84

Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha concerns a warrior chieftan in ancient Japan who drafts a peasant who bears his uncanny likeness to become his shadow replacement in the event of death or assassination in order for his clan to continue. This interesting Japanese twist on the Prince and the Pauper theme features an extraordinary performance by longtime Kurosawa collaborator Tatsuya Nakadai in both roles and was considered by Kurosawa to be a warm up for his masterpiece, Ran.

Kagemusha
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Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha concerns a warrior chieftan in ancient Japan who drafts a peasant who bears his uncanny likeness to become his shadow replacement in the event of death or assassination in order for his clan to continue. This interesting Japanese twist on the Prince and the Pauper theme features an extraordinary performance by longtime Kurosawa collaborator Tatsuya Nakadai in both roles and was considered by Kurosawa to be a warm up for his masterpiece, Ran.

Kagemusha is a 1980 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 39 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0 and a MetaScore of 84.

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  • Release Date
    1980
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 39 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (33,975)
  • Metascore
    84