Tora-san's Song of Love

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Tora-san's Song of Love
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written byYoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Harumi Miyako
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • August 6, 1983 (1983-08-06)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tora-san's Song of Love (男はつらいよ 旅と女と寅次郎, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Tabi to Onna to Torajirō)akaTorasan's Journey with a Lady [1] is a 1983 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Harumi Miyako as his love interest or "Madonna". [2] Tora-san's Song of Love is the thirty-first entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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Synopsis

Tora-san returns to his family home to learn that his brother-in-law cannot go to Mitsuo's (Tora-san's nephew) athletic event. Tora-san volunteers to take his place, but gets into an argument with his brother-in-law's boss and returns to the road. He meets a young woman in Niigata who, unbeknownst to him, is a popular enka singer. [3] [4] [5]

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Critical appraisal

Stuart Galbraith IV considers Tora-san's Song of Love to be a minor entry in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. [4] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Song of Love three and a half out of five stars. [7]

Availability

Tora-san's Song of Love was released theatrically on August 6, 1983. [8] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 2002 and 2008. [9]

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References

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