The Yellow Handkerchief (1977 film)

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This article is about the 1977 film. For the 2008 film, see The Yellow Handkerchief (2008 film).
The Yellow Handkerchief
The Yellow Handkerchief.jpg
Theatrical poster to The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)
Directed by Yoji Yamada[1]
Written by Yoshitaka Asama & Yoji Yamada
Starring Ken Takakura
Music by Masaru Sato
Distributed by Shochiku
Release dates
  • October 1, 1977 (1977-10-01)
Running time
108 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

The Yellow Handkerchief (幸福の黄色いハンカチ Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi?, lit. The Yellow Handkerchief of Happiness) is a 1977 Japanese film directed by Yoji Yamada. It was the winner of the first Best Picture award at the Japan Academy Prize.[2] The film was inspired by a column series written by American journalist Pete Hamill for the New York Post in 1971.[3]





  1. ^ Infobox data from 幸福の黄色いハンカチ (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05.  and Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (1977) at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Awards for Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (1977)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  3. ^ "The Post column that sparked 'The Yellow Handkerchief'". New York Post. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 

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