Yoji Yamada

3 Films in collection

Born in Takarazuka in Kobe on 13.9.1931. He joined Shochiku studios in 1954, where realistic comedies were to become hi speciality. From 1969-95 he wrote and directed almost all 48 films of a series featuring the scoundrel Tora-san. The series was to become one of the most successful in the history of cinema. BUSHI NO ICHIBUN is Yamada’s 78th film and, following the success of TASOGARE SEIBEI and KAKUSHI KEN – ONI NO TSUME, marks his third samurai film based on a short story by Shuhei Fujisawa.


FILMOGRAFIE 1961 Nikai No Tanin ·
1963 Shitamachi No Taiyo · 1964 Baka
Marudashi · Iikagen Baka · Baka Ga
Tanku De Yatte Kuru · 1965 Kiri No
Hata · 1966 Un Ga Yoker ya · Nats ukashii
Furaibo · 1967 Kyu-Chan No Dekkai
Yume · Al No Sanka · Kigeki Ipats u
Shobu · 1968 Ippats u Dai Boken ·
Fukeba Tobu Yo Na Otoko Daga · 1969
Kigeki Ippats u Dai Hissho · Otoko Wa
Tsurai Yo , Filmserie, 48 Folgen, letzte Folge
1995 · 1970 Kazok u · 1972 Kok yo · 1975
Harakara · 1977 Shiawase No Kiiroi
Hankachi · 1980 Haruka Naru Yama No
Yobigoe · 1986 Kinema No Tenchi · 1988
Daunta un Hirozu · 1991 Musuko · 1993
Gakko , Filmserie, vier Folgen, letzte Folge
2000 · 1996 Niji O Tsukam u Otoko · 2002
Tasogare Seibei · 2004 Kakushi Ken – Oni
No Tsume · 2006 Bushi No Ichibun · 2007
Kabei · 2010 Otouto · kyoto uzumasa
monogatari · 2012 Tokyo Kazok u

Tokyo Family (Flyer)

Tokyo Family (2013)

In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujiro Ozu’s «Tokyo monogatari», a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few departures from Ozu’s masterpiece in order to update the story of ageing couple Shukichi and Tomiko to present day Japan. Once again, the pair decides to leave their quiet lives in the country to pay a visit to their children and grandchildren in Tokyo. More

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Love and Honor - Bushi no Ichibun (Flyer)

Love and Honor - Bushi no Ichibun (2007)

Shortly after assuming his post as food taster, Shinnojo loses his eyesight. The fish that was given to the head of the clan was poisoned. Prior to this, Shinnojo had held an inferior position in the ruler’s entourage. Realising that not only will he remain blind until the end of his days, but he must now relinquish his position and will need assistance for rest of his life, Shinnojo becomes dejected and melancholy. His wife, Kayo, is the only one able to prevent him from committing suicide: “I can’t imagine life without you. But, go ahead and kill yourself. More

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Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei (Flyer)

Twilight Samurai - Tasogare Seibei (2003)

Seibei Iguchi (Hiroyuki Sanada), a low-ranking samurai and family man, leads a life without glory as a bureaucrat in the mid-XIX century Japan. A widower, he has charge of two daughters (whom he adores) and a senile mother; he must therefore work in the fields and accept piecework to make both ends meet. New prospects seem to open up when Tomoe (Rie Miyazama), his long-time love, divorces a brutal husband. However, even as the Japanese feudal system is unraveling, Seibei remains bound by the code of honour of the samurai and by his own sense of social precedences. The consequences are cruel. More

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