EMBARK ON AN INITIATIVE JOURNEY NORTHERN JAPAN WITH KEN TAKAKURA ( ANTARCTICA , YAKUZA )
Following a breakup, the exuberant Kinya decides to flee the capital to go by car to Hokkaido, in the north of Japan. At Abashiri station, he meets the shy Akemi who has also just experienced a sentimental disappointment. Despite their opposite characters, the two young people decide to visit the region together. They cross paths with the mysterious Yusaku, but are unaware that he has just been released from prison. Not knowing where to go, the former prisoner agrees to join the duo. A complicity will soon be formed between the three passengers...
Huge public and critical success in Japan, The Yellow Handkerchiefs of Happiness is a sentimental and poetic road movie directed by Yoji Yamada, the legendary creator of the “Tora-san” series. The work of a filmmaker at the top of his game, The Yellow Handkerchiefs of Happiness relies heavily on the talent of its performers, foremost among whom is action movie star Ken Takakura ( Super Express 109 ), who excels in this contrarian role. By his unique way of mixing popular comedy and social melodrama, Yoji Yamada proves here his status as a cult director of Japanese cinema.
YELLOW HANDKERCHIEFS OF HAPPINESS by Yoji Yamada (1977 - Colors - 109 mn) New 2K restoration Original version with French subtitles Blu-ray or DVD edition
Unreleased onBlu-ray and DVD
.HUMANITY (27 mins) “ The Yellow Handkerchiefs of Happiness accentuates the initiatory side of the journey that the three characters undertake to try to reconstitute themselves. Nature is also important in reconstituting the human that we are. Because in Yamada's cinema, the man is at the heart of everything. An interview with Claude Leblanc, journalist-editorialist at L'Opinion , founder of Zoom Japan and author of the book Le Japon vu par Yamada Yôji (Éd. Ilyfunet).
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* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 2.35 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 109 mn
DVD 9 •NEW RESTORED MASTER• PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles 2.35 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 104 mins