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Works: 652 works in 1,477 publications in 7 languages and 4,100 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  History  Historical films  Biographical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Author, Scenarist, Restager , fmd, Adapter, Photographer, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Tasogare Seibei by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

64 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a low ranking retainer whose struggle to keep his family, and maintain his honour without resorting to the violence he denounces, is tested at every level
Kābē( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband is arrested on suspicion of being a Communist, a woman is suddenly in charge of taking care of her household and her two daughters, with the help of her husband's sister, during the early days of World War II
Bushi no ichibun by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final instalment in the Twilight Samurai trilogy. Shinnojo is a food taster for his clan who dreams of one day opening his own Kendo school. When he is blinded by poisonous food, he and his wife Kayo are worried that they will lose their income. Kayo must give her favours to the powerful samurai Shimada to survive. When Shinnojo beomes jealous, a bitter showdown for honour follows
The hidden blade = Kakushi ken oni no tsume by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Japan. Drama. In 19th century rural Japan, a samurai in love with a woman he cannot marry, is called upon to kill an old friend as a traitor
Kakushiken oni no tsume( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan
Shin otoko wa tsurai yo( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tora-san offers a trip to Hawaii to his Aunt and Uncle to make up for the trouble he has caused them. But unexpected troubles await. In the second half of the story, a beautiful young woman comes into Tora-san's life
Otoko wa tsurai yo : Boku no ojisan = Tora-san, my uncle by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

93 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in Japanese and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 32. Sequel to number 31
Zero no shōten( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a newlywed husband disappears on what was supposed to be only a brief business trip, his wife Teiko spearheads the effort to find out what happened. As Teiko slowly makes her way through the snowy countryside in search of missing husband, the revelation that he may have been leading a double life sets off a chain of events that finds her fate growing increasingly grim
Suna no utsuwa by Yoshitarō Nomura( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two detectives are assigned to investigate the murder of a 60-year-old policeman at the Tokyo Railway Station. The victim is well-liked and benevolent and there does not seem to be any motivation to the murder. A further investigation finally leads to the discovery of the hidden past of a young rising composer
Tora-san collector's set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series of early comedy films featuring the character Tora-san
Tōkyō kazoku by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homage to Ozu's Tokyo Monogatari (aka Tokyo Story) by Director Yamada. Mr. and Mrs. Hirayama go to see their three children in Tokyo all the way from a small island in the Seto Inland Sea. They enjoy their family reunion time at first. However, the old couple's way of life is so different from fast-paced city life of their children and they start feeling disconnected. The film warmly dipicts the story of an ordinary family whose affection and care for each other sometimes turn into frustration and distance among themselves
Otoko wa tsurai yo fūten no Tora( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the third Tora-san films, Tora-san's family attempts to arrange a marriage for him. Tora-san's enthusiasm causing a turmoil again, he leaves for a remote hot springs resort where he becomes a handyman and falls in love with the general manager, Oshizu
Otoko wa tsurai yo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tora-san, an itinerant peddler, returns home after twenty years to find his parents passed away and his only sister, Sakura, running a local sweet shop and living with their aunt and uncle. Tora begrudgingly agrees to Sakura's planned marriage to a painter, but only succeeds in ruining the marriage when he behaves outrageously at the pre-wedding party. He unwittingly falls in love with the daughter of a Buddhist priest. Upon learning that she is already preparing for her own marriage, he decides to leave home again to hide his chagrin
Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ex-murderer on parole trying to make his way home to Hokkaido to meat his wife
Gakkō by Yangci Shantian( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the evening session of a junior high school in Tokyo, the film portrays the relationships between teachers and students
About her brother( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Ginko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) and her ne'er-do-well younger brother Tetsuro (Tsurube Shofukutei). However, it is Ginko's daughter, Koharu (played by the luminous Yu Aoi), who provides a narration that gets viewers up to speed on the family history. Koharu's father died when she was young. Tetsuro tried to take his place, but his drinking and subsequent antics often got in the way. Ginko never remarried. Now it is time for Koharu's own wedding, which Tetsuro attends, but then promptly makes a fool of himself and ruins the proceedings."--Container
Kinema no tenchi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at Shochiku's Kamata studio around 1933-1934, this film follows young Koharu's rise from an extra to a top star. Produced as a commemorative project for the 50th anneiversary of Shochiku Studios
Chiisai ouchi by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prior to World War II, in a little house with a red triangular roof in Tokyo, Taki works as a housemaid. The family that lives in the little house consists of 3 members: the husband who works at a toy company, his beautiful wife Tokiko and their five year old son Kyoichi. Taki longs for her employer Tokiko. The husband then hires a young art school graduate named Shoji Itakura. Tokiko and Taki are both excited by the man's artistic talents. Meanwhile, the war situation deteriorates as well as the relationships in the little house."
Musuko( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his wife, old man Mikuni live alone in his old home in Iwate Perfecture. He set out to Tokyo to find his two sons and try to cinvice them to take over his work at the tabaco farm. However, he finds that his eldest son is working hand-to-mouth for his own family, and his second son has fallen in love with a deaf-mute factory girl, and they are about to get married
Ritsumeikan Daigaku, Yamadajuku no kiseki, eiga o tsukuru by Yōji Yamada( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.30 for Kābē / ... to 0.96 for Tora-san d ...)

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Alternative Names
Jamada Jódzsi

Yamada, Yoji

Yamada, Yōji 1931-

Yamada, Yōzi

Yōji Yamada

Yōji, Yamada 1931-

Yōji Yamada Japanese film director and screenwriter

Yōji Yamada Japanischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Yōji Yamada Japans filmregisseur

Yōji Yamada japoński reżyser filmowy

Ямада, Ёдзи

یوجی یامادا فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان ژاپنی

산전양차 1931-

야마다 요지

ヤマダ, ヨウジ

ヤマダ, ヨウジ 1931-

山田, 洋次 (*) 1931-


山田洋次 1931-

山田洋次 映画監督・脚本家

Japanese (318)

English (21)

Spanish (11)

German (8)

French (1)

Turkish (1)

Italian (1)