A Class to Remember

A Class to Remember (学校, Gakko) is a 1993 Japanese film directed by Yōji Yamada. It was chosen as Best Film at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony.[2]

A Class to Remember
DVD cover for A Class to Remember (1993)
Directed byYōji Yamada[1]
Produced byShigehiro Nakagawa
Written byYoshitaka Asama
Yōji Yamada
StarringToshiyuki Nishida
Eiko Shinya
Keiko Takeshita
Music byIsao Tomita
CinematographyMutsuo Naganuma
Tetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed byShochiku
Release date
November 6, 1993
Running time
128 minutes


A cantankerous but loveable high school teacher teaches a night school in a poor neighborhood for adult students on the fringes of Japanese society.[3]



At the 1994 Japan Academy Prize the film won the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound, Rookie of the Year and the Popularity Award. It was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Lighting Direction, Best Art Direction and Best Editing.[4]


  1. Infobox data from 学校 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-14. and Gakko (1993) on IMDb
  2. "Awards for Gakko (1993)" (in Japanese). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  3. Based on Gakko at AllMovie
  4. 第17回 日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Archived from the original on 24 February 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2009.

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