Tora-san's Matchmaker

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Tora-san's Matchmaker
Tora-san's Marriage Proposal.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Produced by Tomiyuki Maruyama
Kiyoshi Shimizu
Written by Yoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Keiko Matsuzaka
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Hideyuki Iketani
Edited by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date(s)
  • December 25, 1993 (1993-12-25)
Running time 103 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tora-san's Matchmaker (男はつらいよ 寅次郎の縁談 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajiro no Endan?) is a 1993 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Keiko Matsuzaka as his love interest or "Madonna".[1] Tora-san's Matchmaker is the forty-sixth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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Critical appraisal[edit]

For their work in Tora-san's Matchmaker, the Japan Academy Prize awarded Yoji Yamada for Best Director and Screenplay, Yoshitaka Asama for Best Screenplay, and Isao Suzuki for Best Sound. Also nominated at the Japan Academy Prize were Yutaka Yokoyama and Mitsuo Degawa for Best Sound and Iwao Ishii for Best Editing.[3] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Matchmaker three and a half out of five stars.[4]

Availability[edit]

Tora-san's Matchmaker was released theatrically on December 25, 1993.[5] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1994 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2000 and 2008.[6]

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