Tora-san Makes Excuses

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Tora-san Makes Excuses
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Produced byKiyoshi Shimizu
Hiro Fukazawa
Written byYoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Kumiko Goto
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyTetsuo Takaba
Mitsumi Hanada
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • December 26, 1992 (1992-12-26)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office$26 million [1]

Tora-san Makes Excuses(男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō no Seishun) is a 1992 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Goto as his nephew Mitsuo's Hidetaka Yoshioka love interest or "Madonna", Izumi. [2] It also co-stars Masatoshi Nagase, who plays Mitsuo's rival for Izumi's affection and Mari Natsuki as Izumi's mother. Tora-San Makes Excuses is the forty-fifth 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.

Kumiko Goto is a Japanese former singer, actress, and Japanese idol active in the 1980s. As an actress, she is known for starring in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo films and the Jackie Chan film City Hunter. She abandoned her artistic career in 1995 when she married the French racing driver, Jean Alesi, with whom she had her son Giuliano Alesi.

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Cast

Chieko Baisho Japanese actress and singer

Chieko Baisho is a Japanese actress and singer.

Jun Fubuki is a Japanese actress.

Masatoshi Nagase Japanese actor

Masatoshi Nagase is a Japanese actor. He is best known in the West for his roles in Friðrik Þór Friðriksson's Cold Fever and Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train.


Critical appraisal

The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san Makes Excuses three and a half out of five stars. [4]

Availability

Tora-san Makes Excuses was released theatrically on December 26, 1992. [5] In Japan, the film was released on videotape in 1993 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2002 and 2008. [6]

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References

  1. Klady, Leonard (January 3, 1994). "Warner Bros. tops hot box office 100". Variety . p. 42.
  2. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春 (Madonna)". www.tora-san.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-02-01. (official site)
  3. 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  4. "Tora-San Makes Excuses". www.molodezhnaja.ch (in German). Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  5. "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の青春". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
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