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Kagemusha (1980)

Kagemusha (1980)

black and white

drama

epic

historical

melancholy

tragedy

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Synopsis

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.

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