GenreComedy Music directorNaozumi Yamamoto CountryJapan
Release dateAugust 2, 1975 (1975-08-02) WriterYoshitaka Asama, Yoji Yamada CastKiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishô, Ruriko Asaoka Otoko wa Tsurai yo moviesTora-sans Rise and Fall and Tora-sans Forget Me Not are part of the same movie series, Tora-sans Rise and Fall and Tora-san to the Rescue are part of the same movie series, Tora-sans Rise and Fall and Tora-sans Lovesick are part of the same movie series, Tora-sans Rise and Fall and Tora-san Loves an Artist are part of the same movie series, Tora-sans Rise and Fall and Tora-sans Sunrise and Sunset are part of the same movie series
Tora-san's Rise and Fall(男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Aiaigasa)akaTora-san Finds a Sweetheart, Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again and Torasan: Love Under the Umbrella is a 1975 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 Rise and Fall is the fifteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
Tora-san meets an old girlfriend on his travels. When she returns home with him, his family attempts to arrange a marriage between the two. After a misunderstanding occurs, the woman leaves, and the family is left regretting that they interfered.
Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō
Chieko Baisho as Sakura
Ruriko Asaoka as Lily
Masami Shimojō as Kuruma Tatsuzō
Gin Maeda as Hiroshi Suwa
Chieko Misaki as Tsune Kuruma (Torajiro's aunt)
Hisao Dazai as Manager
Gajirō Satō as Genkō
Hayato Nakamura as Mitsuo Suwa
Yoshio Yoshida as Slave trader
Tsunehiko Kamijō as Pirate
Masakane Yonekura as Pirate
At the Blue Ribbon Awards, Ruriko Asaoka was given the Best Actress prize and Chieko Baisho the Best Supporting Actress prize for their roles in Tora-san's Rise and Fall. Asaoka was also named Best Actress at the Kinema Junpo Awards and the Mainichi Film Awards. Mainichi also awarded Kiminobu Satō for Best Art Direction on this film and on Harakara. The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Rise and Fall three and a half out of five stars.
Tora-san's Rise and Fall was released theatrically on August 2, 1975. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1995, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.