Tora-san's Runaway

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Tora-san's Runaway
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written byYoji Yamada
Akira Miyazaki
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Aiko Nagayama
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • August 26, 1970 (1970-08-26)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tora-san's Runaway (男はつらいよ 望郷篇, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Bōkyō hen)akaTora-san Homebound [1] is a 1970 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Aiko Nagayama as his love interest or "Madonna". [2] Tora-san's Runaway is the fifth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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Cast

Critical appraisal

Chieko Baisho was given the Best Actress award at both the Mainichi Film Awards and the Kinema Junpo Awards for her roles in Tora-san's Runaway and Kazoku. Yoji Yamada and Akira Miyazaki were also given the Best Screenplay award at those two ceremonies for their work on those two films. [4]

The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Runaway three out of five stars. [5]

Availability

Tora-san's Runaway was released theatrically on August 26, 1970. [6] In Japan, the film was released on videotape in 1983 and 1995, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008. [7]

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References

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  3. 男はつらいよ 望郷篇 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database . Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  4. "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Boukyou hen (1970)". Internet Movie Database . Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  5. "Tora-San's Runaway" (in German). molodezhnaja.ch. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
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