Tora-san's Love Call

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Tora-san's Love Call
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written byYoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Junko Ikeuchi
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • November 20, 1971 (1971-11-20)
Running time
114 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tora-san's Love Call (男はつらいよ 寅次郎恋歌, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajiro Koiuta)akaTora-san's Love Song [1] is a 1971 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Junko Ikeuchi as his love interest or "Madonna". [2] Tora-san's Love Call is the eighth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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Synopsis

Hoping to find rest from his wandering life, Tora-san returns home. He becomes infatuated with a widow and leaves to travel again, keeping his feelings secret. [3] [4]

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Critical appraisal

For his work on Tora-san's Love Call, and the previous two entries in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, Tora-san, the Good Samaritan, and Tora-san's Shattered Romance (all 1971), Yoji Yamada tied for Best Director at the Mainichi Film Awards with Masahiro Shinoda. [6] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Love Call three and a half out of five stars. [7]

Availability

Tora-san's Love Call was released theatrically on November 20, 1971. [8] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1983 and 1995, and in DVD format in 1995 and 2008. [9]

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References

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