Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset

Last updated
Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset
Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written byYoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Kiwako Taichi
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • July 24, 1976 (1976-07-24)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset (男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Yūyake Koyake) a.k.a. Torasan and the Painter and Tora-san's Sunset Glow [1] is a 1976 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kiwako Taichi as his love interest or "Madonna". [2] Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset is the seventeenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

Contents

Synopsis

During his travels, Tora-san meets Ikenouchi, a drunken old man whom he assumes is poor and homeless. Tora-san takes the old man home. When he wakes up, Ikenouchi begins ordering Tora-san's family around in such an authoritarian manner that no one can muster the courage to suggest he leave. On the road again, Tora-san meets Botan, a geisha who has lost her life savings to a dishonest customer. He and his family's neighbor are determined to help her out. It later turns out that Ikenouchi is a famous artist and a drawing he has made for Tora-san is worth ¥70,000. [3] [4] [5]

Cast

Critical appraisal

Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset was the third top Japanese box-office winner of 1976. [4] The Japanese academic film journal Kinema Junpo named it the second best Japanese release of the year. [4] For her role in the film Kiwako Taichi was named Best Supporting Actress at both the Hochi Film Awards and the Kinema Junpo Awards ceremonies. [4] [7]

Stuart Galbraith IV judges Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset to be one of the best of the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, singling out the performances of guest stars Kiwako Taichi and Jūkichi Uno. [4] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset three and a half out of five stars. [8]

Availability

Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset was released theatrically on July 24, 1976. [9] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 1997 and 2008. [10]

Related Research Articles

<i>Tora-sans Love Call</i>

Tora-san's Love CallakaTora-san's Love Song 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". Tora-san's Love Call is the eighth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-sans Dream-Come-True</i>

Tora-san's Dream-Come-True a.k.a. 'Torasan Appears in a Dream is a 1972 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kaoru Yachigusa as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Dream-Come-True is the tenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-sans Forget Me Not</i>

Tora-san's Forget Me NotakaTorasan and his Forget-Me-Not is a 1973 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ruriko Asaoka as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Forget Me Not is the eleventh entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-sans Lovesick</i>

Tora-san's Lovesick a.k.a. Tora-san's Lovesickness is a 1974 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Sayuri Yoshinaga as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Lovesick is the thirteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-sans Lullaby</i>

Tora-san's Lullaby is a 1974 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Yukiyo Toake as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Lullaby is the fourteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. It marks the debut of actor Masami Shimojō in the role of Tora-san's Uncle Tatsuzō. The third actor in this role, Shimojō would play the character until the end of the series.

<i>Tora-sans Rise and Fall</i>

Tora-san's Rise and FallakaTora-san Finds a Sweetheart, Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again and Torasan: Love Under the Umbrella is a 1975 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ruriko Asaoka as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Rise and Fall is the fifteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Toras Pure Love</i>

Tora's Pure Love a.k.a. Torasan Meets his School-MatesandTora-san's Heart of Gold is a 1976 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Machiko Kyō as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora's Pure Love is the eighteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, and was Machiko Kyō's penultimate film appearance.

<i>Tora-san Meets His Lordship</i>

Tora-san Meets His Lordship a.k.a. Tora-san and a Lord is a 1977 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kyōko Maya as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san Meets His Lordship is the nineteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-san Plays Cupid</i>

Tora-san Plays CupidakaTora-san, Hold Out! is a 1977 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Shiho Fujimura as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san Plays Cupid is the twentieth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Talk of the Town Tora-san</i>

Talk of the Town Tora-sanakaTorasan and a Lovely Maid is a 1978 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Reiko Ōhara as his love interest or "Madonna". Talk of the Town Tora-san is the twenty-second entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-san, the Matchmaker</i>

Tora-san, the Matchmakera.k.a.Tora-san Riding High is a 1979 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kaori Momoi as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san, the Matchmaker is the twenty-third entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-sans Tropical Fever</i>

Tora-san's Tropical FeverakaTorasan Goes to Hisbiscus Land is a 1980 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ruriko Asaoka as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora's Tropical Fever is the twenty-fifth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Foster Daddy, Tora!</i>

Foster Daddy, Tora!akaTorasan's Song of the Seagull is a 1980 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ran Itō as his love interest or "Madonna". Foster Daddy, Tora! is the twenty-sixth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-sans Love in Osaka</i>

Tora-san's Love in OsakaakaTora's Many-Splintered Love is a 1981 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Keiko Matsuzaka as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Love in Osaka is the twenty-seventh entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. It was the first film in the series in which Hidetaka Yoshioka played the role of Tora-san's nephew Mitsuo Suwa.

<i>Tora-sans Promise</i>

Tora-san's Promise, also called Torasan and a Paper Balloon in some regions, is a 1981 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Mikiko Otonashi as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Promise is the twenty-eighth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-san, the Expert</i>

Tora-san, the Expert is a 1982 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Yūko Tanaka as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san, the Expert is the thirtieth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. This became the first Tora-san film to be released on DVD with English subtitles in 16:9 ratio when the Hong Kong label Panorama did so in 2006.

<i>Tora-san Plays Daddy</i>

Tora-san Plays DaddyakaTorasan's Tale is a 1987 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Akiyoshi as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san Plays Daddy is the 39th entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-sans Salad-Day Memorial</i>

Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial is a 1988 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Yoshiko Mita as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial is the fortieth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. The title comes from Machi Tawara poetry collection Salad Anniversary, on which this movie was based.

<i>Tora-san Goes to Vienna</i>

Tora-san Goes to Vienna is a 1989 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Keiko Takeshita as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san Goes to Vienna is the forty-first entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

<i>Tora-sans Matchmaker</i>

Tora-san's Matchmaker is a 1993 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Keiko Matsuzaka as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san's Matchmaker is the forty-sixth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

References

  1. "OTOKO WA TSURAIYO -TORAJIRO YUYAKE KOYAKE". Complete Index to World Film . Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  2. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け (Madonna)" (in Japanese). www.tora-san.jp . Retrieved 2010-01-18.External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  3. 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け (in Japanese). Kinema Junpo. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 Galbraith IV, Stuart (2005-12-12). "Tora-san 17: Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset (Region 3)". DVD Talk . Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  5. "OTOKO WA TSURAI YO TORAJIRO YUYAKE KOYAKE (1976)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  6. 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database . Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  7. "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro yuuyake koyake (1976)". Internet Movie Database . Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  8. "Tora-San's Sunrise and Sunset" (in German). www.molodezhnaja.ch . Retrieved 2010-01-18.External link in |publisher= (help)
  9. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Archived from the original on 2012-02-26. Retrieved 2010-01-18.
  10. 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夕焼け小焼け (1976) (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-01-18.

Bibliography

English

German

Japanese