The Hidden Fortress

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The Hidden Fortress

japan gold peasant assault jidaigeki hostile 16th century

The Hidden Fortress

Release Date: December 28, 1958

Year    :   1958
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Genres    :   Adventure, Drama, Action, Comedy
Production Companies    :   TOHO
Director    :   Akira Kurosawa
Producers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Sanezumi Fujimoto
Writers    :   Akira Kurosawa, Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, Ryūzō Kikushima
RunTime    :   139 mins.

Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman whom they believe are simple tribe members hiding in a fortress. Although the peasants don't know that Rokurota is a general and Yuki is a princess, the peasants agree to accompany the pair to safety in return for gold. Along the way, the general must prove his expertise in battle while also hiding his identity.

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