Tora-san's Forget Me Not

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Tora-san's Forget Me Not
Tora-san's Forget Me Not.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written by Yoji Yamada
Akira Miyazaki
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Ruriko Asaoka
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Edited by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • August 4, 1973 (1973-08-04)
Running time
99 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tora-san's Forget Me Not (男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Wasurenagusa?) aka Torasan and his Forget-Me-Not[1] is a 1973 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Ruriko Asaoka as his love interest or "Madonna".[2] Tora-san's Forget Me Not is the eleventh entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


When Tora-san takes a job at a dairy farm, he becomes infatuated with Lily, a singer. Tora becomes ill, and Lily plans to visit him to tell him his feelings are requited. She is fired from her job and must leave before she can visit Tora-san.[3][4]


Critical appraisal[edit]

Yuji Yamada was given the Best Director prize at the Mainichi Film Awards for his work on Tora-san's Forget Me Not. Yamada, Akira Miyazaki, and Yoshitaka Asama were also awarded for Best Screenplay at the ceremony.[6] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Forget Me Not three and a half out of five stars.[7]


Tora-san's Forget Me Not was released theatrically on August 4, 1973.[8] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1995, and in DVD format in 2002 and 2008.[9]


  1. ^ "OTOKO WA TSURAIYO -TORAJIRO WASURENA-GUSA". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  2. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  3. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草 (in Japanese). Kinema Junpo. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  4. ^ "OTOKO WA TSURAI YO TORAJIRO WASURENAGUSA (1973)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  5. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro wasurenagusa (1973)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  7. ^ "Tora-San's Forget Me Not" (in German). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎忘れな草(1973) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)





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