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Talk of the Town Tora-san (1978)

Otoko wa tsurai yo: Uwasa no Torajirô (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiyoshi Atsumi Kiyoshi Atsumi ... Torajiro Kuruma
Chieko Baishô Chieko Baishô ... Sakura
Masami Shimojô ... Ryûzo
Chieko Misaki Chieko Misaki ... Tsune
Gin Maeda Gin Maeda ... Hiroshi
Hisao Dazai Hisao Dazai ... Shachô
Gajirô Satô Gajirô Satô ... Gen-kô
Hayato Nakamura Hayato Nakamura ... Mitsuo
Yoshio Yoshida ... Saku's Father
Ushio Akashi Ushio Akashi
Masane Tsukayama
Ryûnosuke Kuze Ryûnosuke Kuze
Masato Endo Masato Endo
Masahiro Kumakura Masahiro Kumakura
Masaru Ikeda Masaru Ikeda
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Comedy

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Connections

Follows Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Mukashi no namae de deteimasu
Music by Gendai Kanô
Sang by Hisao Dazai
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Shimura Adds Class to the Franchise for the Final Time
6 October 2019 | by topitimo-829-270459See all my reviews

The beloved character-actor Shimura Takashi returns to the Otoko wa tsurai yo -franchise for the third and final time. Shimura had originated the part of Hiroshi's father Mr. Suwa in the very first film, in which he gave a short but very memorable performance, improving the film considerably. In this, his third appearance, it is evident that the character has had an arc, even though we have only seen him a few times. Shimura's scenes add class to the world of Tora, and substance to an otherwise light entry.

The first half, as usual, is the better one. We get several several funny bits, such as the opening at a cemetery, and later Tora's dinner-table ghost story. The love story of this film is not one of the better ones, as the new characters didn't really develop. This is the 22nd entry to the franchise, a middle-of-the-road one in quality, with some good moments for Atsumi and nice reactions from the rest of the cast.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talk of the Town Tora-san See more »

Filming Locations:

Shibamata, Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

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Shochiku See more »
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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