Yôji Yamada

Director

Biography

Yamada Yoji graduated Tokyo University in 1954, the year he joined Shochiku as an assistant director. In 1969, he launched the popular “Tora-san” series, the world’s longest theatrical film series. “The Twilight Samurai” (Le samouraï du crépuscule (2002)) marks his 77th film as well as his 41th year as a director since his first film in 1961: Nikai no Tanin (Stranger Upstairs).

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