Nippon tanjô (1959)
1h 52min · Adventure, Comedy, Drama · 1 November 1959
The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother Waka, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected.
- Written by
Director(s): Hiroshi Inagaki
Cast: Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Setsuko Hara
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