Tora-san's Matchmaker

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Tora-san's Matchmaker
Tora-san's Marriage Proposal.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byYoji Yamada
Produced byTomiyuki Maruyama
Kiyoshi Shimizu
Written byYoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
StarringKiyoshi Atsumi
Keiko Matsuzaka
Music byNaozumi Yamamoto
CinematographyHideyuki Iketani
Edited byIwao Ishii
Distributed byShochiku
Release date
  • December 25, 1993 (1993-12-25)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tora-san's Matchmaker (男はつらいよ 寅次郎の縁談, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の縁談 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). www.tora-san.jp. Retrieved 2010-02-01. External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  2. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の縁談 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  3. ^ "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no endan (1993)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  4. ^ "Tora-san's Matchmaker" (in German). www.molodezhnaja.ch. Retrieved 2010-02-01. External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の縁談". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  6. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の縁談 (1993) (in Japanese). allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-02-01.

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