Tora-san, the Good Samaritan

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Tora-san, the Good Samaritan
Tora-san, the Good Samaritan.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Written by Yoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Rumi Sakakibara
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Edited by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • April 28, 1971 (1971-04-28)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tora-san, the Good Samaritan (男はつらいよ 奮闘篇, Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Funtō hen?) is a 1971 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Rumi Sakakibara as his love interest or "Madonna".[1] Tora-san, the Good Samaritan is the seventh entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.

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Critical appraisal[edit]

For his work on Tora-san, the Good Samaritan, the previous entry in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series, Tora-san's Shattered Romance, and the following entry, Tora-san's Love Call (all 1971), Yoji Yamada tied for Best Director at the Mainichi Film Awards with Masahiro Shinoda.[3] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san, the Good Samaritan three and a half out of five stars.[4]

Availability[edit]

Tora-san, the Good Samaritan was released theatrically on April 28, 1971.[5] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1983 and 1995, and in DVD format in 1998 and 2008.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "男はつらいよ 奮闘篇 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). www.tora-san.jp. Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  2. ^ 男はつらいよ 奮闘篇 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Funto hen (1971)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Tora-San, the Good Samaritan" (in German). www.molodezhnaja.ch. Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "男はつらいよ 奮闘篇". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ 男はつらいよ 奮闘篇(1971) (in Japanese). www.allcinema.net. Retrieved 2010-01-18.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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