Conocido por: Directing · Cumpleaños: 1931-09-13
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Nació en Osaka, pero debido al trabajo de su padre como un ingeniero para el Ferrocarril del sur Manchuria, se desplazó con su familia cuando tenía dos años a Dalian, China. Después del final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, regreso a Japón y posteriormente vivió en Yamagata Prefectura. Después de recibir su grado de Universidad de Tokyo en 1954, se introdujo en Shochiku y trabajo como guionista y ayudante de dirección con Yoshitaro Nomura. Ha ganado muchos premios durante su larga carrera y es muy respetado en Japón y por críticos de todo el mundo. Escribió su primer guion en 1958, y dirigió su primera película en 1961. Yamada sigue haciendo películas hasta la fecha. Fue presidente del Gremio de Directores de Japón, y es actualmente un profesor invitado de Ritsumeikan Universidad.
Películas y Series de TV
Seijo Story - 60 Years of Making Films
After meeting as college students in the cinema town of Seijo, husband and wife Nobuhiko and Kyoko Obayashi have gone on to direct and produce acclaimed films together for 60 years.
Tora-san, Wish You Were Here
La quincuagésima película de la serie Tora-san, que usa las antiguas filmaciones y las escenas recién filmadas para celebrar el 50 aniversario de la serie.. El adulto Mitsuo, el sobrino de Tora-san, q...
A Distant Cry from Spring
A Distant Cry from Spring (TV Movies)
Maravillosa familia de Tokio 3 (La familia es difícil 3)
No todos valoran lo suficiente al ama de casa. Cuando un ladrón entra en su casa, el marido y la esposa comienzan una pelea que termina con la mujer marchando de casa a su ciudad natal. Siguen una ser...
Higashide Kyoko is a university librarian. She also helps her parents with their drycleaning company. She is involved with a childhood friend from the neighborhood, Yanase Kota. He is the son of the l...
About Her Brother
Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tet...
El ocaso del Samurái
Japón, mediados del siglo XIX. Seibei Iguchi es un samurái de bajo rango que trabaja como burócrata. Viudo, vive con sus dos hijas, a las que adora, y con una madre ya senil, por lo que se ve obligado...
Free and Easy 13
When unexpected trouble arises with an account Hama-chan brought in, he's sent to Toyama with his beautiful colleague to fix the problem.
Free and Easy 8
When Su-san invites his late friend's daughter to come along on a fishing trip, she falls in love with Hama-chan's fishing protégé.
The Rainbow Seeker
A young man fails his company entrance exams and leaves home to work at a run-down cinema in Tokushima, whose owner lives to bring entertaining films to the residents of his small town.
A Class to Remember II
The story follows the teacher and students of the Ryubetsu Handicapped High School.
Toki no kagayaki
Yuka came to work as an intern nurse at a hospital and she met Shunichi again. They were school friends, and she liked him. But, she found out that Shunichi had an osteosarcoma.
Tora-san to the Rescue
Tora-san works hard to bring together his nephew, Mitsuo, and Mitsuo’s girlfriend who is engaged to someone else.
Free and Easy 7
Hama-chan and Su-san meet a charming woman on a fishing trip, but forget to ask her name. Days later, Hama-chan sees her again at a dentist's office.
Tora-san's Easy Advice
Mitsuo, unhappy in his new job as a shoe salesman, is invited to a festival and is introduced to a friend’s sister. Tora-san meanwhile helps an injured housewife on her yearly vacation.
Free and Easy 6
Hama-chan and Su-san go fishing during a business trip, but Hama-chan has to give a lecture on Su-san's behalf in a case of mistaken identity.
After failing to find a job, Mitsuo becomes a fisherman on a small island, and develops a crush on a young nurse there. Tora-san, dispatched to bring Mitsuo back home, himself falls in love with an at...
A Class to Remember
A cantankerous but loveable high school teacher teaches a night school in a poor neighborhood for adult students on the fringes of Japanese society.
Free and Easy 5
Hama-chan shows up to work with his son on his back when his wife goes to her class reunion and his mother throws her back out.
Tora-san Makes Excuses
Tora-san Makes Excuses is a 1992 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Goto as his love interest or "Madonna".
Tetsuo is a young man living in Tokyo, who falls in love with a deaf-mute factory girl. He has always felt jealous of his college- educated brother, but ultimately wins both the girl and his father's ...
Free and Easy 4
Hama-chan and his wife are ecstatic about their long-awaited pregnancy. Meanwhile, Su-san's nephew joins Hama-chan's department at the company.
Free and Easy 2
Hama-chan gets Su-san hooked on fishing, but Su-san has some problems to deal with; a beautiful woman saves Su-san when he collapses while fishing.
Tora-san, My Uncle
Tora-san's nephew Mitsuo is exchanging letters with Izumi, a former classmate whose parents divorced and took her out of Tokyo.
Tora-san Goes to Vienna
During his wandering throughout Japan, Tora-san meets a suicidal man. He travels with the man to Vienna, but winds up homesick for Japan.
Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial
In his travels through Japan, Tora-san meets and falls in love with a female doctor, however he is afraid of committing to a relationship.
Free and Easy
Densuke Hamazaki is an office worker at Suzuki Construction and gets transferred to the main Tokyo office. After settling in to his surrounding along with his wife Eri, Densuke befriends an elderly ma...
Hope and Pain
The adventures and tribulations of a group of students during the years following the II World War.
Tora-san Plays Daddy
A playboy-gambler friend of Tora-san’s dies and, abandoned by his mother, his little boy suddenly turns up in Shibamata. Searching for the boy’s mother, Tora-san meets a cosmetics saleslady and the th...
Tora-san Goes North
When his travels take him to rural Hokkaido, Tora-san helps a cantankerous old veterinarian (Mifune) in his relationships with his estranged daughter, and a woman in whom he is secretly interested.
Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy
During his travels, Tora-san comes across a traditional theater he used to visit, and discovers that one of his old friends has died. Tora-san and his family help the friend's daughter, who becomes ro...
Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies
El ambiente y las estrellas de cine en un estudio de cine japonés a principios de los años 30 se recrean en este drama que se remonta a un período distintivo en la historia cinematográfica.. Utilizand...
Tora-san, the Go-Between
In Nagasaki, Tora-san and an acquaintance help an old woman who has fallen and injured herself. She invites them to her home where the three share a night of eating and drinking. The old woman's healt...
Tora-san's Island Encounter
Tora-san's family's neighbor, Akemi, who had been married in Marriage Counselor Tora-san (1984), runs away from her husband, who is only interested in work. Tora-san follows her to Shikinejima, and at...
Marriage Counselor Tora-san
In Shibamata, Tokyo, Tora-san's family prepares for a wedding. Meanwhile, the traveling Tora-san meets an old acqaintance in Iwate Province. Tora-san refuses to drink with him, afraid that the acquain...
Tora-san's Forbidden Love
Tora-san spends several days at the home of a hard-working salaryman ("salaried worker"), who abruptly disappears. When the man's wife asks Tora-san to help find him, he falls in love with her, and se...
Tora-san's Song of Love
Tora-san returns to his family home to learn that his brother-in-law cannot go to Mitsuo's (Tora-san's nephew) athletic event. Tora-san volunteers to take his place, but gets into an argument with his...
He vivido pero… Una biografía de Yasujiro Ozu
Documental realizado por Kazuo Inoue acerca de la vida y carrera de Yasujirô Ozu, en el cual participa su asistente Shohei Imamura (director de The Pornographers y The Eel), los críticos Donald Richie...
Tora-san Goes Religious?
Tora-san visits brother-in-law Hiroshi's hometown to attend a memorial service for his late father. When the local temple priest becomes intoxicated, Tora-san wearing the priest's robe delivers the me...
Tora-san, the Expert
Tora-san gets into an argument with his uncle and sets out on the road again. In Kyushu he meets a young woman named Keiko and the shy zoologist Saburō, and attempts to play matchmaker between the two...
Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san
During his travels, Tora-san gets drunk with an old man in Kyoto. Though Tora-san never fully comprehends his importance, the old man is a Living National Treasure ceramist. At his home, Tora-san make...
Tora-san returns to his family's home to attend an elementary school class reunion. After he embarrasses himself by getting drunk and insulting all his ex-classmates, he resumes his travels. In Kyushu...
Tora-san's Love in Osaka
When his travels bring him to Osaka, Tora-san falls in love with a local geisha. He helps her to track down her estranged brother, and informs his family that he plans to marry her. His plans are foil...
Tora-san's Tropical Fever
When cabaret singer Lily writes Toraya about her illness, Tora-san rushes to Okinawa to be by her side.
Llanto de Primavera
Un extraño busca trabajo en la granja donde vive una viuda con su hijo pequeño. La atractiva madre trabaja duro y aprecia que su nuevo empleado sea de la misma condición. A medida que pasa el tiempo s...
Foster Daddy Tora-san
After a friend and business colleague dies, Tora-san visits the man's daughter, then takes her to Tokyo so she can study for a night school exam.
Talk of the Town Tora-san
After a chance encounter with Hiroshi's father on a bus, Tora decides to get serious and reflect on the mortality of man. His plans are derailed when a beautiful lady starts working at Toraya.
Tora-san leaves Shibamata once again after an argument with his family and finds himself at an inn where he meets Tomekichi, a young man who looks up to Tora-san.
El pañuelo amarillo de la felicidad
Mientras conducen por Hokkaido sin rumbo fijo, una pareja de jóvenes -que acaban de conocerse- se encuentran con Yusaku, un tranquilo y reservado hombre de mediana edad al que aceptan como compañero d...
Tora-san Plays Cupid
Tora-san becomes friends with Toraya's newest tenant, a pachinko-playing electrician that goes by the nickname Watt. Tora attempts to match Watt with a young waitress.
Tora-san Meets His Lordship
Tora-san befriends the descendant of a feudal lord. The man asks Tora to locate his deceased son's wife who resides somewhere in Tokyo.
This appears to be a labor of love. Its about a village which is given the opportunity to put on a musical. They would have to pay the overhead and, being that they are farmers and always busy and not...
Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset
Tora-san arrives in Shibamata on Mitsuo's first day of school only to find that on his account, Mitsuo was embarrassed. After a fight with his family, he goes to a bar to drink, then brings home a su...
Tora-san's Pure Love
When Tora-san's infatuation with his nephew's school teacher causes family turmoil, he leaves on his travels again. When he returns, he falls in love with the teacher's mother.
Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again
Tora-san visits Hokkaido and is reunited with Lily. Now divorced, she plans to resume her singing career and renews her unusual relationship with Tora-san.
Tora-san, the Intellectual
Tora-san is inspired to pursue an education after a visit to the grave of a woman he met years ago. When he returns to Shibamata with the intent to study, he falls for Toraya's new tenant instead.
After Hiroshi is injured in a workplace accident, Torajiro gives Sakura the money he has saved and leaves to work as a traveling salesman once again. During his travels, Torajiro meets a father who s...
After Torajiro's latest attempt to find a bride goes awry, he starts traveling again and runs into Utako (last seen in Tora-san's Dear Old Home), now a widow.
El castillo de arena
Dos detectives son asignados a la investigación del asesinato de un viejo ex-policía en la estación de ferrocarril de Tokio sin ninguna motivación aparente. Poco a poco, la investigación acabará condu...
Tora-san 12: Tora-san Loves an Artist
La hermana menor de Tora-san, Sakura, invita a su tía y tío a un viaje de spa en el derecho de Kyushu cuando Tora-san vuelve a casa! Durante su estancia solitaria en su casa, determina para el tratami...
Tora-san's Forget Me Not
On the road again, Torajiro meets a kindred spirit in Lily, a lounge singer.
Tora-san's Dear Old Home
While Sakura and Hiroshi struggle to save funds to build a house, Torajiro befriends three young women on vacation during his travels.
When Tora-san returns to visit his family, he is surprised to find an arrogant professor occupying his room. The professor and Tora-san become rivals for the affection of Chiyo.
Home from the Sea
On a beautiful island in Seto Inner Sea, Seichi and Minko make their living by transporting rocks to construction sites by boat. They cherish the deepest affection for this piece of land they call hom...
Tora-san, the Good Samaritan
After a quarrel with his mother, Torajiro sets off to find a bride.
Tora-san's Shattered Romance
Torajiro becomes homesick during his travels after watching a television report about his hometown and meeting a young woman that reminds him of his sister Sakura. Meanwhile, a new tenant moves into ...
Tora-san's Love Call
Taking a message from Hiroshi's father to heart, Torajiro attempts to give up his wandering ways.
Where Spring Comes Late
The story is set in 1970 during the time of the first EXPO in Japan. The film’s main figure is a miner who suddenly becomes unemployed because the mine he worked in was shut down. He decides to resett...
After an encounter with a dying yakuza's son and at his sister Sakura's urging, Torajiro attempts to change his vagrant lifestyle and become an honest worker with a steady job.
The return of a man to Japan from Borneo creates chaos in a village.
Tora-san's Cherished Mother
Kuruma Torajiro is discovered looking around Kyoto for someone special to him.
Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp
Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father's house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura. Tora wreaks some havoc in their lives, like getting dr...
The Million Dollar Pursuit
Hazama meets a woman at a restaurant and she asks him to protect her and her diamond.
The Shy Deceiver
A young thug wanna-be yakuza falls in love with a country girl.
I, the Executioner
Police investigators investigate the link between a serial killer's machinations and a young man who committed suicide.
Greatest Challenge of All
After an argument with his father a son leaves his home and comes back only, as an adult, many years later just to cause them problem after problem.
Let's Have A Dream
A Japanese stage actor in Yokohama is terminally ill, and is determined to end his life, but doesn’t know to have inherited a large sum of money from Switzerland.
Song of Love
The life in a small village in Shikoku and the love story between two young people.
A group of ne'er-do-wells live happily in the slums of what is now Tokyo and have a number of adventures: they get drunk and go whoring, revenge themselves on cruel landlords, animate the corpse of a ...
The Lovable Tramp
Saotome is a white-collar worker and he was neglected by his wife and children at home. He met Gen, a blue-collar worker and they became good friends.
The Irresponsible Fool
Picked up and raised on an island in the Seto Inland Sea, Yasukichi's only trait is his innate mischievousness. However, because his love for his hometown is exceptionally stronger than anybody's, he ...
The Donkey Comes on a Tank
Sabu was once a boy soldier but people in his village disliked him. He finally broke loose when his land was taken.
The Honest Fool
Yasugoro, goes to live in a quiet town where he falls in love with the priest's daughter-in-law. His does not declare his love because she is married, but he goes on a mission to please her, and is bl...