Tora-san's Shattered Romance

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Tora-san's Shattered Romance
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Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written byYoji Yamada
Akira Miyazaki
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Ayako Wakao
Chieko Baisho
Chishū Ryū
Hisaya Morishige
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • January 15, 1971 (1971-01-15)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tora-san's Shattered Romance (男はつらいよ 純情篇, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Junjō hen)akaTora-san in Love [1] is a 1971 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ayako Wakao as his love interest or "Madonna". [2] Tora-san's Shattered Romance is the sixth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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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 girl's teacher break up the romance. [3] [4]

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Critical appraisal

For his work on Tora-san's Shattered Romance as well as the next two entries in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, Tora-san, the Good Samaritan and Tora-san's Love Call (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 Shattered Romance three and a half out of five stars. [7]

Availability

Tora-san's Shattered Romance was released theatrically on January 15, 1971. [8] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1983 and 1995, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008. [9]

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References

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