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Am I Trying (1969)
"Otoko wa tsurai yo" (original title)

 -  Drama | Comedy | Romance  -  18 July 1974 (USA)
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Kiyoshi Atsumi ...
Torajirô Kuruma
Chieko Baishô ...
Sakura
Sachiko Mitsumoto ...
Fuyuko
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Hyôichirô Suwa
Shin Morikawa ...
Ryûzô
Gin Maeda ...
Hiroshi Suwa
Taisaku Akino ...
Noboru Kawamata (as Masaaki Tsusaka)
Gajirô Satô ...
Genkichi
Keiroku Seki ...
Shikaisha
Chieko Misaki ...
Tsune Kuruma
Hisao Dazai ...
Umetarô Katsura
Shunsuke Ômi ...
Buchô
Taichirô Hirokawa ...
Michio
Fusatarô Ishijima ...
Michio's Father
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Followed by Tora-san's Song of Love (1983) See more »

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Otoko wa tsurai yo
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Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Lyrics by Tetsurô Hoshino
Performed by Kiyoshi Atsumi
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Where It Began
13 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This first film in what is purported to be the longest run series in film history tells the tale of Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father's house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura (the very pretty and sweet Chieko Baisho). Tora wreaks some havoc in their lives, like getting drunk and silly at a marriage meeting and ruining Sakura's chance to marry someone, as well as just being a real pain to those around him. There is a sentimental side to him also, and the best way to describe him is that he grows on you. This film features smallish roles by two of the greatest actors in film history, Chishu Ryu as a priest and Takashi Shimura, as Sakura's prospective father in law. They light up the screen when they're in the film. Kind of a film about a bygone era in Japan, as itinerant peddlers are all but gone, this film reminds me somewhat of the two "Always Sunset On Third Street" films, as they are also about a bygone era. Crazy, funny & sentimental, this film delivers. I have not seen any of the rest (so far, anyway) of the films in this series, but I am intrigued. Atsumi Kiyoshi, who plays Tora, is good in this. I recommend it, its a very good film.


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