Kagemusha ★★★½ The Shadow Warrior; The Double 1980 (PG)
A thief is rescued from the gallows because of his striking resemblance to a warlord in 16th Century Japan. When the ambitious warlord is fatally wounded, the thief is required to pose as the warlord. In Japanese with English subtitles. 160m/C VHS, DVD . JP Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara, Hideji Otaki; D: Akira Kurosawa; W: Akira Kurosawa, Masato Ide; C: Kazuo Miyagawa, Masaharu Ueda; M: Shinichiro Ikebe. British Acad. ‘80: Director (Kurosawa); Cannes ‘80: Film; Cesar ‘81: Foreign Film.