Kagemusha (1980)

The Shadow of a man can never stand up and walk on its own

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Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the powerful ruler. He soon begins to appreciate life as Shingen, but his commitment to the role is tested when he must lead his troops into battle against the forces of a rival warlord.

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Production George Lucas Executive Producer
Production Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer
Writing Akira Kurosawa Screenplay
Directing Akira Kurosawa Director
Editing Akira Kurosawa Editor
Production Akira Kurosawa Producer
Production Akira Kurosawa Executive Producer
Production Tomoyuki Tanaka Executive Producer
Art Yoshirō Muraki Art Direction
Writing Masato Ide Screenplay
Camera Takao Saitō Director of Photography
Camera Shôji Ueda Director of Photography
Sound Shinichirô Ikebe Original Music Composer
Sound Fumio Yanoguchi Sound Recordist
Lighting Takeji Sano Lighting Technician
Costume & Make-Up Seiichiro Hagakusawa Costume Design
Sound Ichirô Minami Sound Effects Editor
Production Toshiaki Hashimoto Production Manager
Art Aki Saburagi Assistant Art Director