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Tora san, the Expert

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Director  Yoji Yamada
Film series  Otoko wa Tsurai yo
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Language  Japanese
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Music director  Naozumi Yamamoto
Country  Japan
Tora san, the Expert movie poster
Release date  December 28, 1982 (1982-12-28)
Writer  Yoji Yamada, Yoshitaka Asama, Yoji Yamada (characters)
Cast  Kiyoshi Atsumi (Torajiro Kuruma), Yuko Tanaka (Keiko), Chieko Baisho (Sakura Suwa), Hidetaka Yoshioka (Mitsuo), Gin Maeda (Hiroshi)
Similar movies  Otoko wa Tsurai yo movies

Tora-san, the Expert (男はつらいよ 花も嵐も寅次郎, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Hana mo Arashi mo Torajirō) is a 1982 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Yuko Tanaka as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san, the Expert is the thirtieth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. This became the first Tora-san film to be released on DVD with English subtitles in 16:9 ratio when the Hong Kong label Panorama did so in 2006.

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Synopsis

Tora-san gets into an argument with his uncle and sets out on the road again. In Kyushu he meets a young woman named Keiko and the shy zoologist Saburō, and attempts to play matchmaker between the two when they all return to Tokyo.

Cast

  • Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō
  • Chieko Baisho as Sakura
  • Yuko Tanaka as Keiko
  • Kenji Sawada as Saburō
  • Masami Shimojō as Kuruma Tatsuzō
  • Chieko Misaki as Tsune Kuruma (Torajiro's aunt)
  • Gin Maeda as Hiroshi Suwa
  • Hisao Dazai as Boss (Umetarō Katsura)
  • Gajirō Satō as Genkō
  • Hidetaka Yoshioka as Mitsuo Suwa
  • Asao Utada as Katsuzō Muta
  • Miyuki Kojima as Yukari Nomura
  • Haruko Mabuchi as Kinuko
  • Critical appraisal

    Kiyoshi Atsumi, the star of the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series won the Best Actor prize at the Blue Ribbon Awards for his role in Tora-san, the Expert. Co-star Yuko Tanaka was nominated for Best Actress at the Japan Academy Prize. The casting of Kenji Sawada, then one of Japan's most flamboyant rock stars, as the painfully shy Saburo, also drew attention.

    Stuart Galbraith IV judges this film to be one of the best in the series, helped by Tanaka's outstanding performance. The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san, the Expert three and a half out of five stars.

    Availability

    Tora-san, the Expert was released theatrically on December 28, 1982. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1986 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.

    References

    Tora-san, the Expert Wikipedia
    Tora-san, the Expert IMDb


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