“Shadow of a Warrior” ( Japanese 影武者 Kagemusya , “Shadow Warrior”) is an epic painting by Akira Kurosawa released in 1980 . Among other awards received the Golden Palm Branch of the Cannes Film Festival .
|Shadow of a warrior|
|影武者 (Shadow Warrior)|
|Producer||Akira Kurosawa |
|Masato Ide |
|In the main|
|Budget||$ 6 million|
- 1 plot
- 2 Interesting Facts
- 3 Cast
- 4 Awards and nominations
- 5 notes
- 6 References
Japan, XVI century . The petty thief was sentenced to death, but suddenly he was granted life. The fact is that, like two drops of water, he looks like the local ruler Takeda Shingen , a powerful and powerful man, whose look inspired the soldier.
Wanting to insure themselves against shocks, relatives force the thief to play the role of a sovereign, getting used to it. He becomes like a “shadow” of a great warrior. Gradually, he is imbued with his new role and begins to feel his connection with the Takeda clan.
The double is hidden for the time being from human gaze. But here comes the fateful hour. The cunning enemy, having prepared a sniper, mortally wounds Takeda with an accurate shot from an arquebus . To hide the death of Takeda from numerous enemies and hold the throne, a double is taken out of the shadows. The body of the murdered Takeda is secretly taken out of the castle.
The power in the clan is captured by a not very smart, but active heir - Katsuyori . The "shadow" of Takeda cannot affect the impending tragedy.
In the final battle, the Takeda clan suffers a terrifying defeat. Using firearms and taking advantage of the shortsightedness of the heirs of Takeda, the enemies destroy his entire army. In the last shots, the desperate “shadow” warrior, already in his ragged clothes, voluntarily comes to the battlefield, where he finds his death ...
- Most of the plot is based on real historical events - for example, the battle of Nagashino ( 1575 )  .
- The name of the film means “Shadow Warrior”, in the Russian box office it is deliberately distorted, which is why the meaning of the name has changed.
|Tatsuya Nakadai||Takeda Shingen / Shadow Warrior|
|Tsutomu Yamazaki||Takeda Nobukado|
|Kenichi Hagiwara||Takeda Katsuyori|
|Jinpati Nezu||Tsuchiya Sohatiro|
|Hideji Otaki||Yamagata Masakage|
|Daiske Ryu||Oda Nobunaga|
|Masayuki Yui||Tokugawa Ieyasu|
|Hideo murota||Baba Nobufusa|
|Takayuki Shiho||Naito Masatoyo|
|Takashi Shimura||Taguchi Gobu|
Awards and nominations
|Prize||Category||Laureates and nominees||Total|
|Cannes Film Festival||Golden palm branch||"Shadow of a warrior"||Victory |
|Oscar||Best Foreign Language Film||"Shadow of a warrior"||Nomination|
|The best work of a production designer||Yoshiro Muraki||Nomination|
|BAFTA||Best movie||"Shadow of a warrior"||Nomination|
|Best directing||Akira Kurosawa||Victory|
|Best Cinematography||Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda||Nomination|
|Best costume design||Seiichiro Momosawa||Victory|
|Golden Globe||Best Foreign Film||"Shadow of a warrior"||Nomination|
|US National Film Critics Council||Best Foreign Language Film||"Shadow of a warrior"||Nomination|
|Blue ribbon||Best movie||"Shadow of a warrior"||Victory|
|Best actor||Tatsuya Nakadai||Victory |
|Cesar||Best Foreign Film||"Shadow of a warrior"||Victory|
|" David di Donatello "||Best Foreign Director||Akira Kurosawa||Victory|
|Best Foreign Producer||Francis Ford Coppola , George Lucas||Victory |
- Kagemusha (1980) - IMDb . Date of treatment July 15, 2019.
- Together with the film “All This Jazz”
- Victory also for the role in the film “Height 203”
- Together with Hungaro Film for Angi Vera