Tora-san's Dream of Spring

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Tora-san's Dream of Spring
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written byYoji Yamada
Leonard Schrader
Yoshitaka Asama
Tomio Kuriyama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Kyōko Kagawa
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • December 28, 1979 (1979-12-28)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tora-san's Dream of Spring (男はつらいよ 寅次郎春の夢, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Haru no Yume)akaTorasan Dreams Springtime [1] is a 1979 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kyōko Kagawa as his love interest or "Madonna". [2] Tora-san's Dream of Spring is the twenty-fourth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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Synopsis

Tora-san returns to his family's home in Shibamata, Tokyo, to find a large American peddler living in his room, leading to various conflicts. As Tora-san struggles through his love with the local Madonna (references?) the American admits to falling for Sakura. Ultimately the two men find they have more in common than they thought. [3] [4] [5]

Cast

Critical appraisal

Kiyoshi Atsumi was nominated for Best Actor at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony for his performances in Tora-san's Dream of Spring and the previous entry in the series, Tora-san, the Matchmaker (also 1979). Chieko Baisho was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the same two films. [7] Stuart Galbraith IV notes that the American influence on this film, in the writing and in the acting, and the amusing conflicts between US and Japanese culture portrayed in the film makes it a particularly good entry point in the series for non-Japanese audiences. [4] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Dream of Spring three and a half out of five stars. [8]

Availability

Tora-san's Dream of Spring was released theatrically on December 28, 1979. [9] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008. [10]

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References

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