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

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  28 April 1978 (USA)
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

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Yusaku Shima
Chieko Baishô ...
Mitsue Shima
Tetsuya Takeda ...
Kinya Hanada
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Akemi Ogawa
Hachiro Tako
Hisao Dazai ...
Ryokan Manager
Mari Okamoto ...
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Kiyoshi Atsumi ...
Watanabe Kacho
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Akihiko Hanyû
Hidetoshi Hasegawa
Kazuhiko Kasai
Hiromasa Kawahara
Midori Kawai
Chieko Mihashi
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

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Won the first-ever Japanese Academy Award for Best Picture, in 1978. 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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