Yamada Yoji

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Yamada Yoji

Yamada Yoji

Selective Filmography:

1961: The Strangers Upstairs
1970: Tora-San
1970: A Wedding
1977: The Yellow Handkerchief 
1980: A Distant Cry from Spring
1986: Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies
1991: My Sons
1994: A Class to remember
2002: The Twilight Samurai
2004: The Hidden Blade
2006: Love and Honour
2008: Kabei: Our Mother
2014: The Little House
2015: Nagasaki: Memories of my son
2016: What a Wonderful Family

Selection:

2019, 2009

Yamada Yoji

Yamada Yoji was born in 1931 in Osaka. Il est diplômé de l’Université de Tokyo en 1954. After receiving his degree from Tokyo University in 1954, he entered Shochiku and directed his first movie in 1961. The movie flops badly at box office. He finaly meets success with 1969 movie It's tough being  a man. He is the director of world's longest movie franchise, Tora-san spanning 48 installments released between 1969 and 1995. The Twilight Samurai is nominated for Best Foreign Oscar in 2002. He directed over 70 fiction features so far.

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