Tenant of the Tower of Flints
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^^ same here. Rewatched both in recent years and still prefer Kagemusha.
Yes, it is more about the political deception. But even that seemed to get pushed to the side and at least for me it became more about the impostor's experience. Ultimately for me it felt like the movie couldn't decide between following the impostor, the political thread, or the clan conflicts. This one just didn't click with me as well as the others I've recently watched from Kurosawa.^I remember Kagemusha as being mostly a story of political intrigue and maneuvering, right? I remember it feeling slow at times, but it's helpful if you know all the real historical figures and can feel more engaged in how the script plays with public perception of them and their actual history. The battle seems to almost come out of nowhere, I honestly wasn't really expecting to actually see any action in the film.