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The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)

Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (original title)
Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

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Yûsaku Shima
Chieko Baishô ...
Mitsue Shima
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Akemi Ogawa
Tetsuya Takeda ...
Kin'ya Hanada
Hisao Dazai ...
Ryokan Manager
Makoto Akatsuka ...
Chinpira
Mari Okamoto ...
Ramen Shop Girl
Sakae Umezu
Chieko Misaki
Kazuhiko Kasai
Saburô Satoki
Yasujirô Ono
Sabu Kawahara ...
(as Hiromasa Kawahara)
Tako Hachirô
Kôei Yamamoto
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

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Tetsuya Takeda (Kinya) was not really driving the car in this movie. He did have a provisional license but he was bad at driving so close ups were shot with the car on a trailer and in long distant shots a film staff drove instead. See more »

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Remade as The Yellow Handkerchief (2008) See more »

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Delightful!
12 July 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

One of those hilarious, tear-jerkers from the famed director-Yamada Yoji of the Tora-san fame. The three main actors--Takakura Ken, Takeda Tetsuya, and Momoi Kaori, with an appearance from Baisho Chieko-- give an outstanding performance. The storyline is reminiscent of Tony Orlando's song "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree". One of my favorite movies of all time.


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