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Works: 552 works in 1,292 publications in 7 languages and 3,639 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Historical films  War films  Romance films  Coming-of-age films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Author, Scenarist, Restager , fmd, Adapter, Photographer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Tasogare Seibei by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the Bakumatsu period (mid 19th century) a low-ranking samurai is forced to choose service over love
Kābē( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 312 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
Kakushiken oni no tsume by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 294 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
Love and honor by Yangci Shantian( Visual )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 226 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
Zero no shōten by Nomura : 1919 - 2005 Yoshitaro( Visual )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 66 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 Seichō Matsumoto( Visual )

10 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
Tōkyō kazoku = Tokyo family by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 47 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
Tora-san collector's set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series of early comedy films featuring the character Tora-san
Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi( Visual )

6 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 Aji Mashao( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 25 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
Ritsumeikan Daigaku, Yamadajuku no kiseki, eiga o tsukuru by Yōji Yamada( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinema no tenchi by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in Japanese and English 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
Nihonjin to ningen kankei : giri ninjō to Nihonjin ron bunka ron( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mantetsu to wa nandatta no ka : Mantetsu sōritsu hyakushūnen kinen shuppan( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.24 for Love and h ... to 0.96 for Tora-san d ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
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-

Japanese (131)

Spanish (13)

English (10)

German (7)

French (1)

Chinese (1)

Turkish (1)