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The Hidden Fortress (28-Dec-1958)

Original Title: Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Shinobu Hashimoto; Ryuzo Kikushima; Akira Kurosawa; Hideo Oguni

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Japan

Tahei and Matakishi, a pair of bumbling and greedy peasants in 16th century Japan, escape from an internment camp in the chaos of a mass uprising; they find a bar of gold while warming themselves by a fire. Greedy for more, Rokurota comes across them and offers these two utterly unimportant people even more gold in return for escorting a young woman through enemy lines. Epic tale, some plot elements of which were likely of some inspiration to George Lucas in creating Star Wars (1977).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Toshirô Mifune
Actor
1-Apr-1920 24-Dec-1997 Yojimbo
Takashi Shimura
Actor
12-Mar-1905 11-Feb-1982 The Seven Samurai

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