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The Hidden Fortress

Kurosawa takes the conventional Japanese period film and combines it with fairytale elements, the result is an energetic and brilliant farce. Toshiro Mifune as a loyal General must make a dangerous journey, with a young princess, to their homeland with royal fortune. Acknowledged by George Lucas as a primary inspiration for 'Star Wars'.

Year: 1958
Genre: Comedy, Foreign Language Films, Japanese Cinema, Classic Comedy, Samurai, Classic Cinema
Country: Japan
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Misa Uehara, Minoru Chiaki
Duration: 138 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level violence.
Subtitles: Yes
8.1/10
Location in store: Foreign (Japan)

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