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The Hidden Fortress

Original title
Kakushi Toride no San-Akunin (The Hidden Fortress)
Year
Running time
139 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa, Ryuzo Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto
Music
Masaru Sato
Cinematography
Ichio Yamazaki (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Toho Company
Genre
Adventure. Action | Feudal Japan. 16th Century. Samurai
Synopsis / Plot
Princess Yuki Akizuki ("Yukihime" in Japanese) is to be led through enemy territory, where she may rebuild her kingdom with gold that she has in her caravan. She is assisted by her trusted general, Rokurota Makabe, who insists that she masquarades as a mute farmer. Two minions, Tahei and Matashichi help unknowingly, as they believe they will get a piece of the gold if they help the princess attain her goals.
Awards
1959: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear - Best Director, FIPRESCI Prize
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