GenreComedy Film seriesOtoko wa Tsurai yo CountryJapan
Release dateAugust 4, 1973 (1973-08-04) WriterYoshitaka Asama, Akira Miyazaki, Yoji Yamada CastKiyoshi Atsumi (Torajiro), Ruriko Asaoka (Lily), Chieko Baishô (Sakura) Similar moviesOtoko wa Tsurai yo movies
Tora-san's Forget Me Not(男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Wasurenagusa)akaTorasan and his Forget-Me-Not is a 1973 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ruriko Asaoka as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Forget Me Not is the eleventh entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
When Tora-san takes a job at a dairy farm, he becomes infatuated with Lily, a singer. Tora becomes ill, and Lily plans to visit him to tell him his feelings are requited. She is fired from her job and must leave before she can visit Tora-san.
Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō
Chieko Baisho as Sakura
Ruriko Asaoka as Lily (Kiyoko Matsuoka)
Tatsuo Matsumura 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
Yuji Yamada was given the Best Director prize at the Mainichi Film Awards for his work on Tora-san's Forget Me Not. Yamada, Akira Miyazaki, and Yoshitaka Asama were also awarded for Best Screenplay at the ceremony. The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Forget Me Not three and a half out of five stars.
Tora-san's Forget Me Not was released theatrically on August 4, 1973. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1995, and in DVD format in 2002 and 2008.