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Director  Yoji Yamada
Film series  Otoko wa Tsurai yo
Duration  
Language  Japanese
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Music director  Naozumi Yamamoto
Country  Japan
Tora sans Shattered Romance movie poster
Release date  January 15, 1971 (1971-01-15)
Writer  Akira Miyazaki, Yoji Yamada
Cast  Kiyoshi Atsumi (Torajirô Kuruma), Chieko Baishô (Sakura), Ayako Wakao (Yūko)
Similar movies  Otoko wa Tsurai yo movies, Comedies

A girl who has run away from an institution falls in love with a street-vendor; he decides to marry her. But his family and the girls teacher do not approve of their relationship.

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Tora-sans Shattered Romance (, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Junjo hen) aka Tora-san in Love is a 1971 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajiro Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ayako Wakao as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-sans Shattered Romance is the sixth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

Torajiro becomes homesick during his travels after watching a television report about his hometown and meeting a young woman that reminds him of his sister Sakura. Meanwhile, a new tenant moves into Toraya restaurant.

Synopsis

A girl who has escaped from an institution falls in love with Tora-san. He decides to marry her, but his family and the girls teacher break up the romance.

Cast

  • Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajiro
  • Chieko Baisho as Sakura
  • Ayako Wakao as Yuko Akashi
  • Shin Morikawa as Kuruma Tatsuzo
  • Chieko Misaki as Tsune Kuruma (Torajiros aunt)
  • Gin Maeda as Hiroshi Suwa
  • Chishu Ryu as Gozen-sama
  • Hisao Dazai as Taro Ume
  • Gajiro Sato as Genko
  • Hisaya Morishige as Senzo
  • Nobuko Miyamoto as Kinuyo
  • Tatsuo Matsumura as Doctor Yamashita
  • Goro Tarumi as Yukos husband
  • Critical appraisal

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

    Availability

    Tora-sans Shattered Romance was released theatrically on January 15, 1971. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1983 and 1995, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.

    English

  • "OTOKO WA TSURAI YO JUNJO-HEN (1971)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  • "OTOKO WA TSURAIYO -JUNJO HEN". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  • Otoko wa tsurai yo: Junjo hen (1971) at the Internet Movie Database
  • German

  • "Tora-Sans Shattered Romance" (in German). www.molodezhnaja.ch. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  • Japanese

  • (in Japanese). www.allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  • "?????? ???". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  • (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  • (in Japanese). Kinema Junpo. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  • References

    Tora-sans Shattered Romance Wikipedia
    Tora-sans Shattered Romance IMDb Tora-sans Shattered Romance themoviedb.org


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