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Director  Yoji Yamada
Film series  Otoko wa Tsurai yo
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Language  Japanese
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Music director  Naozumi Yamamoto
Country  Japan
Tora sans Love Call movie poster
Release date  November 20, 1971 (1971-11-20)
Writer  Yoshitaka Asama, Yoji Yamada
Cast  Kiyoshi Atsumi (Torajirō), Chieko Baishô (Sakura), Shin Morikawa (Tatsuzō), Chishû Ryû (Gozen-sama), Gin Maeda (Hiroshi), Junko Ikeuchi (Takako)
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Tora-san's Love Call (男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋歌, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajiro Koiuta) aka Tora-san's Love Song is a 1971 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Junko Ikeuchi as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Love Call is the eighth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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Synopsis

Hoping to find rest from his wandering life, Tora-san returns home. He becomes infatuated with a widow and leaves to travel again, keeping his feelings secret.

Cast

  • Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō
  • Chieko Baisho as Sakura
  • Shin Morikawa as Tatsuzō (Torajiro's uncle)
  • Chishū Ryū as Gozen-sama
  • Gin Maeda as Hiroshi Suwa
  • Yasukiyo Umeno as Atsushi Suwa
  • Takanobu Hozumi as Osamu Suwa
  • Yoshio Yoshida as 坂東鶴八(Chairman)
  • Chieko Misaki as Torajiro's aunt
  • Hisao Dazai as Tarō Ume
  • Gajirō Satō as Genkō
  • Critical appraisal

    For his work on Tora-san's Love Call, and the previous two entries in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, Tora-san, the Good Samaritan, and Tora-san's Shattered Romance (all 1971), Yoji Yamada tied for Best Director at the Mainichi Film Awards with Masahiro Shinoda. The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Love Call three and a half out of five stars.

    Availability

    Tora-san's Love Call was released theatrically on November 20, 1971. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1983 and 1995, and in DVD format in 1995 and 2008.

    References

    Tora-san's Love Call Wikipedia
    Tora-sans Love Call IMDb Tora-sans Love Call themoviedb.org


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