Tora-sans Shattered Romance(,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Junjo hen)akaTora-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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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