Shogun (1980) - A memorable classic cinematic masterpiece.

Shogun (1980) - A memorable classic cinematic masterpiece.

The movie i confidently recommend is so captivating that i'm sure you won't stand out in front of the screen - a successful screening of the novel of the same name by James Clavell. The creators of this masterpiece keep you caught up in the story, from beginning to the end. Samurai, political and military battles, intrigue, love, history, how can you not like it? Even if it's a classic movie, quite old - it's still worth the precious time spent watching it.

The action of the film is set in feudal Japan, in a period of power struggles, especially for the position of shogun, hence the title of this film, which was a fairly important military position. The main character is John Blackthorne, an English sailor who unfortunately runs aground off the coast of Japan with the Dutch merchant ship Erasmus. He is initially captured and locked with the rest of the crew and witnesses the violent deaths to which some of them are subjected. Fate is on his side, however, and he does not end up being sentenced to death. Due to the fact that he was the pilot of the ship, this makes him valuable in the eyes of Toranaga, one of those daimyo who aspires to the position of shogun, who decides to use his skills and knowledge at sea to make his political way. One thing to note when the Englishman discovers life on the islands of Japan is how surprised he is by the cleanliness and civilized style of the Japanese. Maybe that's why he falls in love with their lifestyle so quickly and even adopts it, even raising the claim to be called samurai.

An old movie, but i think we have something to learn from it - a great movie with a great protagonist. He had a pretty difficult role that he played pretty well - the film is worth the time.
If you were to see only one movie a year, this is one of those that should be watched over and over again.

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