Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san

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Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san
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Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written byYoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Ayumi Ishida
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • August 7, 1982 (1982-08-07)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san(男はつらいよ 寅次郎あじさいの恋,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Ajisai no Koi) is a 1982 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ayumi Ishida as his love interest or "Madonna". [1] Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san is the twenty-ninth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

Yoji Yamada is a Japanese film director best known for his Otoko wa Tsurai yo series of films and his Samurai Trilogy.

Kiyoshi Atsumi Japanese actor

Kiyoshi Atsumi, born Yasuo Tadokoro, was a Japanese film actor. He started his career in 1951 as a comedian at a strip-show theater in Asakusa. After two years of fighting pulmonary tuberculosis, he made his debut on TV in 1956 and on film in 1957. His vivid performance of a lovable, innocent man in a film “Dear Mr. Emperor” in 1963 established his reputation as an actor.

Ayumi Ishida is a singer and actress. Her real name is Yoshiko Ishida. She is the second among four daughters. She won the award for Best Actress at the 4th Yokohama Film Festival for Yajūdeka. She also won the awards for best actress at the 29th Blue Ribbon Awards and the 11th Hochi Film Award for House on Fire and Tokei - Adieu l'hiver.

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Synopsis

During his travels, Tora-san gets drunk with an old man in Kyoto. Though Tora-san never fully comprehends his importance, the old man is a Living National Treasure ceramist. At his home, Tora-san makes a good impression on the old man's maid, who apparently falls in love with Tora-san. [2] [3] [4]

Kyoto City in Kansai, Japan

Kyoto, officially Kyoto City, is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, Kyoto forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. As of 2018, the city has a population of 1.47 million.

Cast

Chieko Baisho Japanese actress and singer

Chieko Baisho is a Japanese actress and singer.

Gin Maeda is a Japanese actor. He had a regular role in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo films, beginning with the first in the series (1969), as Sakura's husband.

Hidetaka Yoshioka is a Japanese actor known for his performance in several movies as a child and lately the award-winning TV drama Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo. He notably played the part of Tora-san's little nephew in the "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" film series, and he appeared in Akira Kurosawa's "Rhapsody in August" and "Madadayo". He won the Japan Academy Award Best Actor in 2006 for "Always - Sunset on Third Street".

Critical appraisal

Ayumi Ishida was nominated for Best Actress, and Akira Emoto for Best Supporting Actor at the Japan Academy Prize for their roles in Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san. Long-time composer for the series, Naozumi Yamamoto, was nominated for Best Music Score. Enomoto won the award for Best Supporting Actor at the Blue Ribbon Awards. [6] Stuart Galbraith IV writes that the film "is no better than average for this series, but then again this series' average is awfully high." He notes that this is the first episode in the series in which Tora-san's nephew Mitsuo plays a significant role in the plot. [3] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san three and a half out of five stars. [7]

Akira Emoto is a Japanese actor.

The Blue Ribbon Awards are film-specific prizes awarded solely by movie critics and writers in Tokyo, Japan.

Stuart Eugene Galbraith IV is an American film historian, film critic, essayist, and audio commentator.

Availability

Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san was released theatrically on August 7, 1982. [8] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1986 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2002 and 2008. [9]

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References

Notes

  1. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎あじさいの恋 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). www.tora-san.jp . Retrieved 2010-01-21.External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  2. 男はつらいよ 寅次郎あじさいの恋 (in Japanese). Kinema Junpo. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  3. 1 2 Galbraith IV, Stuart (2006-09-02). "Tora-san 29: Hearts and Flowers For Tora-san (Region 3)". DVD Talk . Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  4. "OTOKO WA TSURAI YO TORAJIRO AJISAI NO KOI (1982)". British Film Institute . Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  5. 男はつらいよ 寅次郎あじさいの恋 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  6. "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro ajisai no koi (1982)". Internet Movie Database . Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  7. "Hearts and Flowers for Tora-San" (in German). www.molodezhnaja.ch . Retrieved 2010-01-21.External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎あじさいの恋". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Archived from the original on 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  9. 男はつらいよ 寅次郎あじさいの恋 (1982) (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-01-21.

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