History Film / Kagemusha

25th Sep '16 7:04:32 PM VutherA
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* GoryDiscretionShot: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. As the Takeda companies charge in the Battle of Nagashino, them being devastated is only implied by the horrified expressions of their commanders looking on. After they all attack, ''then'' the next few minutes displays the shattered blood-stained remnants of the companies writhing and struggling among a field of corpses.
13th Sep '16 12:03:03 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* GrayRainOfDepression: Kagemusha's last scene in the clan compound, [[spoiler: when he is refused a goodbye with his "grandson" and expulsed]].

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* GrayRainOfDepression: Kagemusha's last scene in the clan compound, [[spoiler: when he is refused a goodbye with his "grandson" and expulsed]].expelled]].
26th Aug '16 9:25:54 PM VutherA
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Portraying both UsefulNotes/TakedaShingen and the ''kagemusha'' is Tatsuya Nakadai, prized theater actor who has been working with Kurosawa as early as ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''. Tsutomu Yamazaki, another well-known character actor, potrays Takeda Nobukado, Shingen's brother and a former ''kagemusha'' of Shingen himself. Daisuke Ryu plays the younger and more ambitious UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.

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Portraying both UsefulNotes/TakedaShingen and the ''kagemusha'' is Tatsuya Nakadai, prized theater actor who has been working with Kurosawa as early as ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}''. Tsutomu Yamazaki, another well-known character actor, potrays portrays Takeda Nobukado, Shingen's brother and a former ''kagemusha'' of Shingen himself. Daisuke Ryu plays the younger and more ambitious UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga.



* LossOfIdentity: Implied to be the tragedy of the ''kagemusha'' (as discussed by Nobukado above in AlwaysSomeoneBetter): in performing the role of Shingen so well and internalizing what he represents to the Takeda, [[spoiler: his dismissal after his status as a fake was discovered left him without anything to cling on too]]. Watching the Takeda get slaughtered at Nagashino [[spoiler: pretty much made him snap, pick up a spear and futilely charge at the Oda camp's gunners, [[MoreDakka where he was riddled with bullets]]. His last scene of trying to save the now-tattered [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C5%ABrinkazan banner of Shingen]] from floating to the river (before succumbing and floating downstream himself) is truly TearJerker stuff]].

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* LossOfIdentity: Implied to be the tragedy of the ''kagemusha'' (as discussed by Nobukado above in AlwaysSomeoneBetter): in performing the role of Shingen so well and internalizing what he represents to the Takeda, [[spoiler: his dismissal after his status as a fake was discovered left him without anything to cling on too]]. Watching the Takeda get slaughtered at Nagashino [[spoiler: pretty much made him snap, pick up a spear and futilely charge at the Oda camp's gunners, [[MoreDakka where he was riddled with bullets]]. His last scene of trying to save the now-tattered [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C5%ABrinkazan org/wiki/Fūrinkazan banner of Shingen]] from floating to the river (before succumbing and floating downstream himself) is truly TearJerker stuff]].stuff]].
** This is probably why [[spoiler:Kagemusha tried to ride Shingen's horse which would end up ruining the impersonation. He was so sure of being Shingen that it didn't occur to him that the horse, established as refusing to ride anyone but Shingen himself, would have disagreed.]]


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* SpottingTheThread: Shingen's mistresses realize Kagemusha's an impersonator after they check his back after he falls off of Shingen's horse and realize he has no scar where Shingen would have had a sword wound.
26th Aug '16 8:28:12 PM VutherA
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* ForegoneConclusion: Anyone familiar with the Battle of Nagashino in 1575 knows most of the movie's ending already...
13th Mar '16 12:45:58 AM Ghidorah1972
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13th Mar '16 12:35:35 AM Ghidorah1972
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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].

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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].barricade, where Katsuyori's troops end up getting massacred in the space of ten minutes' screentime]].
13th Mar '16 12:33:24 AM Ghidorah1972
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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[ [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].

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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[ [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].
13th Mar '16 12:32:26 AM Ghidorah1972
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* ZergRush: This is Katusyori's strategy for the Battle of Nagashino at the end of the movie. [[ [[spoiler:It gets Deconstructed badly with him sending waves of Takeda infantry and cavalry at Oda Nobunaga's army of matchlock troops hidden behind a long wooden barricade. Predictably, it turns into a massive CurbStompBattle]].
19th Jan '16 10:05:29 PM aye_amber
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: At the beginning of the film Shingen defends his [[OffscreenVillainy historical villainous acts]] as a mean to a good goal, the country needs a powerful ruler and the unification of Japan would stop the bloodsheds.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: At the beginning of the film film, Shingen defends his [[OffscreenVillainy historical villainous acts]] as a mean to a good goal, the country needs a powerful ruler and the unification of Japan would stop the bloodsheds.
4th Sep '15 4:43:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* TruthInTelevision: The presence of Catholic Christians in Nobunaga's domains. Nobunaga, being a patron of Western culture and food, was very lenient in giving them living space and setting up churches, [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade in contrast to his reputation as a ruthless warlord]]. [[HistoryMarchesOn Considering the xenophobic tendencies of Japanese at the time]], though, it may have actually contributed to that reputation.

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* TruthInTelevision: The presence of Catholic Christians in Nobunaga's domains. Nobunaga, being a patron of Western culture and food, was very lenient in giving them living space and setting up churches, [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade in contrast to his reputation as a ruthless warlord]]. [[HistoryMarchesOn [[DeliberateValuesDissonance Considering the xenophobic tendencies of Japanese at the time]], though, it may have actually contributed to that reputation.
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