About the film
japan samurai emperor warlord army battle impersonation doppelgänger jidaigeki edo period sengoku period feudal lord feudal japan 16th century
Release Date: April 26, 1980
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, History, War|
|Production Companies||:||TOHO, Kurosawa Production, 20th Century Fox, American Zoetrope|
|Producers||:||George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Akira Kurosawa, Akira Kurosawa, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Toshiaki Hashimoto|
|Writers||:||Akira Kurosawa, Masato Ide|
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.