Tora-san's Dream-Come-True

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Tora-san's Dream-Come-True
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Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written by Yoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Kaoru Yachigusa
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Edited by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • December 29, 1972 (1972-12-29)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tora-san's Dream-Come-True (男はつらいよ 寅次郎夢枕, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Yumemakura?) a.k.a. 'Torasan Appears in a Dream[1] is a 1972 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kaoru Yachigusa as his love interest or "Madonna".[2] Tora-san's Dream-Come-True is the tenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


When Tora-san returns to visit his family, he is surprised to find an arrogant professor occupying his room. The professor and Tora-san become rivals for the affection of Chiyo. Both lose, and the professor leaves for America while Tora-san returns to his travels.[3][4][5]


Critical appraisal[edit]

Yoji Yamada was given the Best Director prize at the Mainichi Film Awards for Tora-san's Dream-Come-True and the next entry in the series, Tora-san's Forget Me Not (1973).[7] Stuart Galbraith IV writes that the film is hit-and-miss, with some amusing sequences, but suffers due to the overly clownish professor character. One of the highlights of the film, according to Galbraith, is the performance of the noted actress and director Kinuyo Tanaka.[4] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Dream-Come-True three out of five stars.[8]


Tora-san's Dream-Come-True was released theatrically on December 29, 1972.[9] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1995, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.[10]


  1. ^ "OTOKO WA TSURAIYO -TORAJIRO YUMEMAKURA". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  2. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎夢枕 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  3. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夢枕 (in Japanese). Kinema Junpo. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  4. ^ a b Galbraith IV, Stuart (2005-01-09). "Tora-san 10: Tora-san's Dream Come True (Region 3)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  5. ^ "OTOKO WA TSURAI YO TORAJIRO YUME MAKURA (1972)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  6. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夢枕 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  7. ^ "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro yumemakura (1972)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  8. ^ "Tora-San's Dream Come True" (in German). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎夢枕". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎夢枕(1972) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)





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