Tora-san's Rise and Fall

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Tora-san's Rise and Fall
Tora-san's Rise and Fall.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written by Yoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Ruriko Asaoka
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Edited by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • August 2, 1975 (1975-08-02)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tora-san's Rise and Fall (男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Aiaigasa?) aka Tora-san Finds a Sweetheart, Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again and Torasan: Love Under the Umbrella[1] is a 1975 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 Rise and Fall is the fifteenth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Tora-san meets an old girlfriend on his travels. When she returns home with him, his family attempts to arrange a marriage between the two. After a misunderstanding occurs, the woman leaves, and the family is left regretting that they interfered.[3][4]


Critical appraisal[edit]

At the Blue Ribbon Awards, Ruriko Asaoka was given the Best Actress prize and Chieko Baisho the Best Supporting Actress prize for their roles in Tora-san's Rise and Fall. Asaoka was also named Best Actress at the Kinema Junpo Awards and the Mainichi Film Awards. Mainichi also awarded Kiminobu Satō for Best Art Direction on this film and on Harakara.[6] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san's Rise and Fall three and a half out of five stars.[7]


Tora-san's Rise and Fall was released theatrically on August 2, 1975.[8] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1995, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.[9]


  1. ^ "OTOKO WA TSURAIYO -TORAJIRO AIGASA". Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  2. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  3. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘 (in Japanese). Kinema Junpo. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  4. ^ "OTOKO WA TSURAI YO TORAJIRO AIAIGASA (1975)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  5. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro aiaigasa (1975)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  7. ^ "Tora-San Meets the Songstress Again" (in German). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎相合い傘 (1975) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)





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