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Director  Yoji Yamada
Film series  Otoko wa Tsurai yo
Duration  
Language  Japanese
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Music director  Naozumi Yamamoto
Country  Japan
Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial Torasans SaladDay Memorial 1988


Release date  December 24, 1988 (1988-12-24)
Writer  Yoshitaka Asama, Yoji Yamada
Cast  Kiyoshi Atsumi (Torajiro Kuruma), Yoshiko Mita (Machiko), Chieko Baisho (Sakura Suwa), Hiroko Mita (Yuki), Hidetaka Yoshioka (Mitsuo)
Similar movies  Otoko wa Tsurai yo movies

Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial (男はつらいよ 寅次郎サラダ記念日, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Sarada Kinenbi) is a 1988 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Yoshiko Mita as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial is the fortieth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. The title comes from Machi Tawara poetry collection Salad Anniversary, on which this movie was based.

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Synopsis

In his travels through Japan, Tora-san meets and falls in love with a female doctor, however he is afraid of committing to a relationship.

Cast

  • Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō
  • Chieko Baisho as Sakura
  • Yoshiko Mita as Machiko
  • Hiroko Mita as Yuki
  • Shimojo Masami as Kuruma Tatsuzō
  • Chieko Misaki as Tsune Kuruma (Torajiro's aunt)
  • Gin Maeda as Hiroshi Suwa
  • Hidetaka Yoshioka as Mitsuo Suwa
  • Hisao Dazai as Boss (Umetarō Katsura)
  • Gajirō Satō as Genkō
  • Toshinori Omi as Sei
  • Chishū Ryū as Gozen-sama
  • Tomoko Naraoka as Machiko's mother
  • Critical appraisal

    Yoshiko Mita was nominated for Best Actress at the Japan Academy Prize for her role in Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial. Kevin Thomas at the Los Angeles Times wrote in his positive review that The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial four out of five stars, labeling it one of the highlights of the series.

    Availability

    Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial was released theatrically on December 24, 1988. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1989 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.

    References

    Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial Wikipedia
    Tora-sans Salad-Day Memorial IMDb