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55 Ratings

The Yellow Handkerchief

Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi

Directed by Yôji Yamada
Japan, 1977
Comedy, Drama


The Yellow Handkerchief is a road movie set in northern Japan, on the island of Hokkaido. the film introduces three disparate characters who come together by chance and gradually exert an influence over each other’s lives.

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The Yellow Handkerchief Directed by Yôji Yamada

Awards & Festivals

Kinema Junpo Awards

1978 | 7 wins including: Best Film

Asia-Pacific Film Festival

1978 | Winner: Best Actor

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1978 | 6 wins including: Best Film

1978 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress

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