Tora-san's Easy Advice

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Tora-san's Easy Advice
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Produced byYoshiki Nomura
Written byYoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Rino Katase
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
Jun'nosuke Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • December 23, 1994 (1994-12-23)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tora-san's Easy Advice(男はつらいよ 拝啓 車寅次郎様,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Haikei, Kuruma Torajirō-sama) is a 1994 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Rino Katase as his love interest or "Madonna". [1] Tora-san's Easy Advice is the forty-seventh entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

Yoji Yamada is a Japanese film director best known for his Otoko wa Tsurai yo series of films and his Samurai Trilogy.

Kiyoshi Atsumi Japanese actor

Kiyoshi Atsumi, born Yasuo Tadokoro, was a Japanese film actor. He started his career in 1951 as a comedian at a strip-show theater in Asakusa. After two years of fighting pulmonary tuberculosis, he made his debut on TV in 1956 and on film in 1957. His vivid performance of a lovable, innocent man in a film “Dear Mr. Emperor” in 1963 established his reputation as an actor.

Rino Katase is a Japanese actress. She won the Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 11th Japan Academy Prize for Gokudō no Onnatachi 2 and Yoshiwara Enjō.

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Cast

Chieko Baisho Japanese actress and singer

Chieko Baisho is a Japanese actress and singer.

Hidetaka Yoshioka is a Japanese actor known for his performance in several movies as a child and lately the award-winning TV drama Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo. He notably played the part of Tora-san's little nephew in the "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" film series, and he appeared in Akira Kurosawa's "Rhapsody in August" and "Madadayo". He won the Japan Academy Award Best Actor in 2006 for "Always - Sunset on Third Street".

Riho Makise is a Japanese actress. She debuted at the Takeda Hi-C contest in 1989, which she won. She is represented by the Blooming Agency.

Critical appraisal

The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Easy Advice three out of five stars. [3]

Availability

Tora-san's Easy Advice was released theatrically on December 23, 1994. [4] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 2002 and 2008. [5]

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References

  1. "男はつらいよ 拝啓 車寅次郎様 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). www.tora-san.jp . Retrieved 2010-02-01.External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  2. 男はつらいよ 拝啓 車寅次郎様 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database . Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  3. "Tora-San's Easy Advice" (in German). www.molodezhnaja.ch . Retrieved 2010-02-01.External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. "男はつらいよ 拝啓 車寅次郎様". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  5. 男はつらいよ 拝啓 車寅次郎様 (1994) (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-02-01.

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