Tora-san Confesses

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tora-san Confesses
Tora-san Confesses.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Yoji Yamada
Produced by Hiroshi Fukazawa
Written by Yoji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Starring Kiyoshi Atsumi
Kumiko Goto
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Mitsumi Hanada
Edited by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Release date
  • December 23, 1991 (1991-12-23)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Tora-san Confesses (男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō no Kokuhaku?) is a 1991 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Goto as his love interest or "Madonna".[1] Tora-san Confesses is the forty-fourth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Critical appraisal[edit]

Series Director Yoji Yamada and Yoshitaka Asama were nominated for Best Screenplay at the Japan Academy Prize for their work on Tora-san Confesses. Other nominations for the film at the ceremony were Mitsuo Degawa for Best Art Direction and Isao Suzuki and Takashi Matsumoto for Best Sound.[3] Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times wrote that this entry "is a charmer, full of the sentiment, humor and compassion that made the Tora-san movies always the most popular attraction" at Japanese language cinemas in Los Angeles. [4] The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san Confesses three out of five stars.[5]


Tora-san Confesses was released theatrically on December 23, 1991.[6] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1992 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2000 and 2005.[7]


  1. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白 (Madonna)" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help) (official site)
  2. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白 (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Awards for Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro no kokuhaku (1991)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Kevin (March 6, 1992). "Movie Reviews : 'Tora-san' No. 44 Offers Reprieve for Theater". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tora-San Confesses" (in German). Retrieved 2010-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白". Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白 (1991) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)





External links[edit]