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Tora-san's Dream of Spring (1979)

Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajirô haru no yume (original title)
Otoko wa tsurai yo ("It's tough being a man") is a long-running and beloved Japanese film series that spanned from 1969 to 1995 and starred Kiyoshi Atsumi as Kuruma Torajirou, or simply "... See full synopsis »

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Yôji Yamada

Writers:

Yôji Yamada (screenplay), Yoshitaka Asama (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiyoshi Atsumi Kiyoshi Atsumi ... Torajirô Kuruma
Herb Edelman ... Maikeru (as Hâbu Ederuman)
Chieko Baishô Chieko Baishô ... Sakura
Masami Shimojô ... Ryûzô
Chieko Misaki Chieko Misaki ... Tsune
Gin Maeda Gin Maeda ... Hiroshi
Hisao Dazai Hisao Dazai ... Shachô
Gajirô Satô Gajirô Satô ... Genkô
Hayato Nakamura Hayato Nakamura ... Mitsuo
Yoshio Yoshida ... Zachô
Hiroshi Inuzuka Hiroshi Inuzuka ... Carpenter
Yasukiyo Umeno Yasukiyo Umeno ... Yanagida
Sanji Kojima Sanji Kojima
Taiji Tonoyama
Masane Tsukayama
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Otoko wa tsurai yo ("It's tough being a man") is a long-running and beloved Japanese film series that spanned from 1969 to 1995 and starred Kiyoshi Atsumi as Kuruma Torajirou, or simply "Tora-san," a kind-hearted travelling salesman who is always unlucky in love. Each film featured a different leading lady/damsel in distress, called a Madonna, and a different region of Japan. The film series ended due Atsumi's declining health and eventual death from lung cancer at the age of 68 without Tora-san ever settling down and finding domestic happiness. In this 24th installment, Tora-san returns to his family's home in Shibamata, Tokyo, to find an American salesman Michael Jordan (Herb Edelman) living there, leading to various conflicts. As Tora-san struggles with his love for the local Madonna named Sakura (Chieko Baishou), Michael admits that he is also falling for her. Ultimately, the two men find they have more in common than they thought.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

1 June 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tora-san's Dream of Spring See more »

Filming Locations:

Shibamata, Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Tora-san's Tropical Fever (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Bel di Vedreno
(from "Madama Butterfly")
Written by Giacomo Puccini
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It's verry funny.
25 March 2004 | by moe_dqnSee all my reviews

I at the beginning did not like this movie series. But this movie changed my thought. This movie could surprise me. Because as for this movie the American has been present. So far it is not to have front example. I looked at that movie with absorption. The funniest point after all was conversation of the Japanese and the American with this movie. Also the friendship of Michael of the American who comes and the Torasan of the protagonist is impressed. Me those where thought concerning the Japanese movie was changed are this movie.


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