"Kagemusha", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1980, Akira Kurosawa, B2 Size
"Kagemusha", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1980, Akira Kurosawa, B2 Size
"Kagemusha", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1980, Akira Kurosawa, B2 Size
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"Kagemusha", Original Release Japanese Movie Poster 1980, Akira Kurosawa, B2 Size

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This is an original, rolled, Japanese B2 movie poster from 1980 for "Kagemusha".

Kagemusha (影武者, Shadow Warrior) is a 1980 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa. Kagemusha is the Japanese term for a political decoy, literally meaning "shadow warrior". It is set in the Sengoku period of Japanese history and tells the story of a lower-class criminal who is taught to impersonate a dying daimyō to dissuade opposing lords from attacking the newly vulnerable clan. The daimyō is based on Takeda Shingen, and the film ends with the climactic 1575 Battle of Nagashino.


The film won the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival (tied with All That Jazz). It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and received other honours. In 2009 the film was voted at No. 59 on the list of The Greatest Japanese Films of All Time by Japanese film magazine Kinema Junpo. (Source: Wikipedia)

This poster is in great condition and has never been folded. There is a very small tear on the right hand side next to the magnet. This is barely noticeable. The poster will look brilliant once framed.

As with all of our posters a Certificate of Authenticity is included.