Kagemusha (1980)

Kagemusha (1980)

  • 8.0
  • 2h 42min
  • War, Drama, History
  • 1980-10-10 (USA)


When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom.

Short Review

"Kagemusha" is such a gratifying come-back picture for a justifiably revered filmmaker that one feels churlish harboring certain reservations.