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Director  Yoji Yamada
Film series  Otoko wa Tsurai yo
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Language  Japanese
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Music director  Naozumi Yamamoto
Country  Japan
Talk of the Town Tora san movie poster
Release date  December 27, 1978 (1978-12-27)
Writer  Yoji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama, Yoji Yamada (characters)
Cast  Kiyoshi Atsumi (Tora), Chieko Baishô (Sakura), Gin Maeda (Hiroshi), Chishû Ryû (Gozen-sama), Gajirô Satô (Gen), Hisao Dazai (Umetaro)
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Talk of the Town Tora-san (男はつらいよ 噂の寅次郎, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Uwasa no Torajirō) aka Torasan and a Lovely Maid is a 1978 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Reiko Ōhara as his love interest or "Madonna". Talk of the Town Tora-san is the twenty-second entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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Synopsis

Mistakenly believing that his brother-in-law's boss is planning to commit suicide, Tora-san attempts to prevent him.

Cast

  • Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō
  • Chieko Baisho as Sakura
  • Reiko Ōhara as Sanae Arakawa
  • Shimojo Masami as Kuruma Tatsuzō
  • Chieko Misaki as Tsune Kuruma (Torajiro's aunt)
  • Gin Maeda as Hiroshi Suwa
  • Hayato Nakamura as Mitsuo Suwa
  • Hisao Dazai as Boss (Umetarō Katsura)
  • Gajirō Satō as Genkō
  • Chishū Ryū as Gozen-sama
  • Critical appraisal

    For his performance in Talk of the Town Tora-san and the previous entry in the series, Stage-Struck Tora-san (also 1978) Kiyoshi Atsumi was nominated for Best Actor at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony. Yoji Yamada was also nominated for Best Director at the ceremony for these two film. The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Talk of the Town Tora-san three and a half out of five stars.

    Availability

    Talk of the Town Tora-san was released theatrically on December 27, 1978. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 1998, 2002 and 2008.

    References

    Talk of the Town Tora-san Wikipedia
    Talk of the Town Tora-san IMDb Talk of the Town Tora-san themoviedb.org


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