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The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)
"Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  28 April 1978 (USA)
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Won the first-ever Japanese Academy Award for Best Picture, in 1978. See more »

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A popular modern classic
25 March 2000 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

You could describe it as a gritty, "thinking man's Tora-san" (in fact it shares a script-writer and some of the same cast as the early Tora-san films). Funny in many places but not a comedy; more like a slice-of-reality, on-the-road film in which three strangers are thrown together and romantic love triumphs in the end. Not an art film by any means, but great in its own way.


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