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Kakushi Toride No San Akunin (The Hidden Fortress) (1958)

Original Title : Kakushi toride no san akunin
Director : Akira Kurosawa
Writer : Shinobu Hashimoto
Ryuzo Kikushima
Akira Kurosawa
Hideo Oguni
Genre : Action
Adventure
Country : Japan
Language : Japanese
Producer : Sanezumi Fujimoto , Akira Kurosawa
Music : Masaru Satô
Photography : Kazuo Yamasaki
Distributor : Cowboy Pictures [us]
IMDB ID : 0051808
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poster for "Kakushi Toride No San Akunin (The Hidden Fortress)" by Akira Kurosawa (1958)
Kakushi Toride No San Akunin (The Hidden Fortress) (1958) - Akira Kurosawa
 

Starring

Minoru Chiaki Tahei
Susumu Fujita General Hyoe Tadokoro
Susumu Fujita General Hyoe Tadokoro
 

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. Two peasant farmers are refugees, trying to return home after a war. They find gold, and join with a mysterious powerful-looking man and a mysterious beautiful girl. Together they attempt to smuggle the gold across the border and evade capture. During Japan's feudal wars, two cowardly farmers stumble upon an attempt by a defeated army general to get the last member of his ruling house - a wilful young princess - to safety in friendly territory.
 

Comments

Good movie with a very bad title I am not sure if this was the Kurosawa- movie I saw, but I guess it is. It was called "Den vilda flykten" (The wild escape) and was about a samurai (Mifune) and a princess and two farmers. It has the most stupid title ever. "The Hidden Fortress"??? "The wild escape"??? Stupid! This movie was good, but I guess I liked "Yojimbo" and "Schichinin no samurai", even if this movie inspired "Star wars", my favorite- movie. Toshiro Mifune was cool, almost as in "Yojimbo", but that is a better movie than this, according to me. The two farmers are not so amusing as everybody wants to tell. Not so mush sword- battles, almost only one, but that one is real cool: Mifune riding after two soldiers, makes me thinking on 'The speader bike chase' in "Return of the Jedi". Rating: 7 of 10.
 
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Kakushi Toride No San Akunin (The Hidden Fortress) (1958) - Akira Kurosawa
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Kakushi Toride No San Akunin (The Hidden Fortress) (1958) - Akira Kurosawa
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