Yoji Yamada

Biography

Yoji Yamada (born September 13, 1931 in Toyonaka City, Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese film director best known for his Otoko wa Tsurai yo series of films.

He was born in Osaka. But because of the work of his father, who was an engineer for the South Manchuria Railway, from the age of 2 he...

19 titles Directing Writing

7.0

What a Wonderful Family! 2 家族はつらいよ2

2017 · Director

7.0

What a Wonderful Family! 家族はつらいよ

2016 · Director

6.5

Nagasaki: Memories of My Son 母と暮せば

2015 · Director

7.3

The Little House 小さいおうち

2014 · Director

7.5

Tokyo Family 東京家族

2013 · Director

7.0

Kyoto Story Kyoto uzumasa monogatari

2010 · Director

7.1

About Her Brother おとうと

2010 · Director

7.6

Kabei: Our Mother 母べえ

2008 · Director

7.8

Love and Honor 武士の一分

2006 · Director

7.8

The Hidden Blade 隠し剣 鬼の爪

2004 · Director

8.1

The Twilight Samurai たそがれ清兵衛

2002 · Director

7.0

A Class to Remember 4: Fifteen 十五才 学校IV

2000 · Director

6.7

A Class to Remember III: The New Voyage 学校III

1998 · Director

男はつらいよ 寅次郎ハイビスカスの花(特別篇) 男はつらいよ 寅次郎ハイビスカスの花(特別篇)

1997 · Director

6.8

A Class to Remember II 学校 II

1996 · Director

6.5

The Rainbow Seeker 虹をつかむ男

1996 · Director

7.1

Tora-san to the Rescue Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kurenai no hana

1995 · Director

6.4

Tora-san's Easy Advice 男はつらいよ 拝啓車寅次郎様

1994 · Director

7.1

A Class to Remember 学校

1993 · Director

6.9

Tora-san's Matchmaker Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no endan

1993 · Director

6.6

Tora-san Makes Excuses 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春

1992 · Director

7.4

My Sons 息子

1991 · Director

6.8

Tora-san confesses Otoko wa tsurai yo - Torajiro no kokuhaku

1991 · Director

7.0

Tora-san Takes a Vacation Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no kyuujitsu

1990 · Director

6.6

Tora-san Goes to Vienna Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kokoro no tabiji

1989 · Director

7.3

Tora-san, My Uncle 男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん

1989 · Director

7.0

Hope and Pain ダウンタウン・ヒーローズ

1988 · Director

6.5

Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro sarada kinenbi

1988 · Director

6.7

Tora-san Plays Daddy Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro monogatari

1987 · Director

7.4

Tora-san Goes North Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Shiretoko Bojō

1987 · Director

5.8

Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy Otoko wa tsurai yo: Shiawase no aoi tori

1986 · Director

7.0

Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies キネマの天地

1986 · Director

6.6

Tora-san's Island Encounter 男はつらいよ 柴又より愛をこめて

1985 · Director

6.7

Tora-san, the Go-Between Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajirô ren'ai juku

1985 · Director

6.6

Tora-san's Forbidden Love 男はつらいよ 寅次郎真実一路

1984 · Director

6.3

Marriage Counselor Tora-san 男はつらいよ 夜霧にむせぶ寅次郎

1984 · Director

7.6

Tora-san Goes Religious? 男はつらいよ 口笛を吹く寅次郎

1983 · Director

6.4

Tora-san's Song of Love Otoko wa tsurai yo: Tabi to onna to Torajirô

1983 · Director

7.0

Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san 男はつらいよ 寅次郎あじさいの恋

1982 · Director

6.7

Tora-san, the Expert 男はつらいよ 花も嵐も寅次郎

1982 · Director

6.5

Tora-san's Promise 男はつらいよ 寅次郎紙風船

1981 · Director

7.0

Tora-san's Love in Osaka 男はつらいよ 浪花の恋の寅次郎

1981 · Director

7.9

A Distant Cry from Spring 遙かなる山の呼び声

1980 · Director

6.9

Tora-san's Tropical Fever 男はつらいよ 寅次郎ハイビスカスの花

1980 · Director

6.7

Foster Daddy Tora-san 男はつらいよ 寅次郎かもめ歌

1980 · Director

6.4

Tora-san, the Matchmaker Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Tonderu Torajirō

1979 · Director

7.3

Tora-san's Dream of Spring 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の春の夢

1979 · Director

6.3

Stage-Struck Tora-san Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Wagamichi o Yuku

1978 · Director

6.7

Talk of the Town Tora-san Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Uwasa no Torajirō

1978 · Director

6.8

Tora-san Plays Cupid 男はつらいよ 寅次郎頑張れ!

1977 · Director

7.5

The Yellow Handkerchief 幸福の黄色いハンカチ

1977 · Director

7.0

Tora-san Meets His Lordship 男はつらいよ 寅次郎と殿様

1977 · Director

6.7

Tora-san's Pure Love 男はつらいよ 寅次郎純情詩集

1976 · Director

7.2

The Village 同胞

1976 · Director

7.4

Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け

1976 · Director

7.3

Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again 男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘

1975 · Director

7.1

Tora-san, the Intellectual 男はつらいよ 葛飾立志篇

1975 · Director

7.1

Tora-san's Lovesick 男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋やつれ

1974 · Director

6.5

Tora-san's Lullaby 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の子守唄

1974 · Director

6.6

Tora-san Loves an Artist 男はつらいよ 私の寅さん

1973 · Director

6.8

Tora-san's Forget Me Not 男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草

1973 · Director

6.9

Tora-san's Dear Old Home 男はつらいよ 柴又慕情

1972 · Director

6.9

Tora-san's Dream-Come-True 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夢枕

1972 · Director

7.3

Home from the Sea 故郷

1972 · Director

7.1

Tora-san's Shattered Romance 男はつらいよ 純情篇

1971 · Director

7.4

Tora-san's Love Call 男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋歌

1971 · Director

6.9

Tora-san, the Good Samaritan 男はつらいよ 奮闘篇

1971 · Director

7.3

Where Spring Comes Late 家族

1970 · Director

6.8

Tora-san's Runaway 男はつらいよ 望郷篇

1970 · Director

7.1

Tora-san's Cherished Mother 続・男はつらいよ

1969 · Director

7.1

Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp 男はつらいよ

1969 · Director

The Lovable Tramp なつかしい風来坊

1966 · Director

7.2

A Trap 霧の旗

1965 · Director

6.7

One Way Ticket to Love 恋の片道切符

1960 · Assistant Director

22 titles Directing Writing

7.0

What a Wonderful Family! 2 家族はつらいよ2

2017 · Writer

7.0

What a Wonderful Family! 家族はつらいよ

2016 · Writer

6.5

Nagasaki: Memories of My Son 母と暮せば

2015 · Screenplay

7.3

The Little House 小さいおうち

2014 · Screenplay

7.5

Tokyo Family 東京家族

2013 · Screenplay

6.3

The Yellow Handkerchief 幸福の黄色いハンカチ

2011 · Writer

7.1

About Her Brother おとうと

2010 · Screenplay

6.1

Free and Easy 20: Final 釣りバカ日誌20 ファイナル

2009 · Screenplay

7.6

Kabei: Our Mother 母べえ

2008 · Writer

7.8

Love and Honor 武士の一分

2006 · Writer

6.5

Sea Without Exit 出口のない海 Deguchi no Nai Umi

2006 · Screenplay

7.8

The Hidden Blade 隠し剣 鬼の爪

2004 · Screenplay

Free and Easy 14 釣りバカ日誌14 お遍路大パニック!

2003 · Writer

8.1

The Twilight Samurai たそがれ清兵衛

2002 · Screenplay

5.9

Free and Easy 13 釣りバカ日誌13 ハマちゃん危機一髪!

2002 · Writer

5.2

Free and Easy 12: Big Holiday Bonus Project 釣りバカ日誌12 史上最大の有給休暇  

2001 · Writer

5.0

Free and Easy 10 釣りバカ日誌10

1998 · Screenplay

6.7

A Class to Remember III: The New Voyage 学校III

1998 · Writer

男はつらいよ 寅次郎ハイビスカスの花(特別篇) 男はつらいよ 寅次郎ハイビスカスの花(特別篇)

1997 · Writer

6.8

A Class to Remember II 学校 II

1996 · Writer

6.5

The Rainbow Seeker 虹をつかむ男

1996 · Writer

時の輝き 時の輝き

1995 · Screenplay

4.5

Free and Easy 6 釣りバカ日誌6

1993 · Writer

7.1

A Class to Remember 学校

1993 · Screenplay

7.4

My Sons 息子

1991 · Writer

7.3

Tora-san, My Uncle 男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん

1989 · Writer

6.7

Free and Easy 2 釣りバカ日誌2

1989 · Writer

6.9

Free and Easy 釣りバカ日誌

1988 · Writer

7.0

Hope and Pain ダウンタウン・ヒーローズ

1988 · Screenplay

6.6

Tora-san's Forbidden Love 男はつらいよ 寅次郎真実一路

1984 · Writer

7.6

Tora-san Goes Religious? 男はつらいよ 口笛を吹く寅次郎

1983 · Writer

7.0

Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san 男はつらいよ 寅次郎あじさいの恋

1982 · Screenplay, Original Story

6.7

Tora-san, the Expert 男はつらいよ 花も嵐も寅次郎

1982 · Screenplay, Original Story

6.5

Tora-san's Promise 男はつらいよ 寅次郎紙風船

1981 · Screenplay, Original Story

7.0

Tora-san's Love in Osaka 男はつらいよ 浪花の恋の寅次郎

1981 · Screenplay, Original Story

6.7

Foster Daddy Tora-san 男はつらいよ 寅次郎かもめ歌

1980 · Screenplay, Original Story

7.9

A Distant Cry from Spring 遙かなる山の呼び声

1980 · Screenplay

6.9

Tora-san's Tropical Fever 男はつらいよ 寅次郎ハイビスカスの花

1980 · Writer

7.3

Tora-san's Dream of Spring 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の春の夢

1979 · Writer

6.4

Tora-san, the Matchmaker Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Tonderu Torajirō

1979 · Writer

6.7

Talk of the Town Tora-san Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Uwasa no Torajirō

1978 · Writer

6.3

Stage-Struck Tora-san Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Wagamichi o Yuku

1978 · Writer

6.8

Tora-san Plays Cupid 男はつらいよ 寅次郎頑張れ!

1977 · Writer

7.0

Tora-san Meets His Lordship 男はつらいよ 寅次郎と殿様

1977 · Writer

7.5

The Yellow Handkerchief 幸福の黄色いハンカチ

1977 · Writer

6.7

Tora-san's Pure Love 男はつらいよ 寅次郎純情詩集

1976 · Writer

7.4

Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け

1976 · Writer

7.2

The Village 同胞

1976 · Writer

7.1

Tora-san, the Intellectual 男はつらいよ 葛飾立志篇

1975 · Writer

7.3

Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again 男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘

1975 · Writer

7.6

The Castle of Sand 砂の器

1974 · Writer

6.5

Tora-san's Lullaby 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の子守唄

1974 · Writer

7.1

Tora-san's Lovesick 男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋やつれ

1974 · Writer

6.6

Tora-san Loves an Artist 男はつらいよ 私の寅さん

1973 · Writer

6.8

Tora-san's Forget Me Not 男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草

1973 · Writer

6.9

Tora-san's Dear Old Home 男はつらいよ 柴又慕情

1972 · Writer

6.9

Tora-san's Dream-Come-True 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夢枕

1972 · Writer

7.3

Home from the Sea 故郷

1972 · Writer

7.1

Tora-san's Shattered Romance 男はつらいよ 純情篇

1971 · Writer

6.9

Tora-san, the Good Samaritan 男はつらいよ 奮闘篇

1971 · Writer

7.4

Tora-san's Love Call 男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋歌

1971 · Writer

7.3

Where Spring Comes Late 家族

1970 · Screenplay, Story

6.8

Tora-san's Runaway 男はつらいよ 望郷篇

1970 · Writer

6.9

Tora-san, His Tender Love 男はつらいよ フーテンの寅

1970 · Screenplay, Original Story

7.0

Tora-san's Grand Scheme 新・男はつらいよ

1970 · Screenplay, Original Story

7.1

Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp 男はつらいよ

1969 · Screenplay

7.1

Tora-san's Cherished Mother 続・男はつらいよ

1969 · Screenplay, Original Story

7.1

I, the Executioner みな殺しの霊歌

1968 · Writer

The Lovable Tramp なつかしい風来坊

1966 · Screenplay

7.0

Zero Focus ゼロの焦点

1961 · Screenplay