The Hidden Fortress
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The Hidden Fortress

Lured by gold, two greedy peasants unknowingly escort a princess and her general across enemy lines.


In the epic adventure film The Hidden Fortress (1958), two peasants become unwitting heroes as they are drawn into a dangerous mission. Motivated by the allure of gold, they unknowingly find themselves escorting a top-secret cargo across enemy territory.

Set in ancient Japan, the story revolves around a feisty princess and her loyal general, who are on the run after their kingdom is invaded. In a bid to escape capture and protect their riches, they disguise themselves as peasants and recruit two naive locals, Tahei and Matashichi. Initially driven solely by their greed, the peasants are blissfully unaware of the importance of their role in this high-stakes journey.

As they traverse treacherous terrain, encounter bloodthirsty bandits, and navigate through enemy lines, Tahei and Matashichi unwittingly develop strong bonds with the warrior general and the spirited princess. Along their perilous journey, they find themselves entangled in a gripping tale of bravery, sacrifice, and redemption.

Directed by legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and shot in stunning black and white cinematography, The Hidden Fortress is widely regarded as a masterful classic of Japanese cinema. Filled with thrilling action sequences, compelling characters, and an engrossing storyline, this film provides an immersive experience for viewers of all backgrounds and preferences.

Embark on this mesmerizing adventure as you witness the transformation of two bumbling peasants into unlikely heroes, in a tale that combines action, humor, and drama. The Hidden Fortress guarantees to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression long after the credits roll.

Also Known As:

Kakushi-toride no san-akunin

Release Date:

06 Oct 1960


Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni, Shinobu Hashimoto


4 wins & 2 nominations