Tora-San, Wish You Were Here (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

In 1969, director Yoji Yamada helmed It’s Tough Being a Man, a domestic comedy that became an unexpected hit in Japanese cinemas – so much so that by the end of the year Yamada had already […]

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on Jul, 16 · in Reviews

Tora-san Meets His Lordship (Japan, 1977) [Japan Society]

The first film in the Tora-san series, It’s Tough Being a Man (1969), became a reality thanks to writer/director Yoji Yamada’s vision and persistence against skeptical studio execs and the disappointing TV series that preceded […]

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on Nov, 23 · in Reviews

Tora-san’s Runaway (Japan, 1970) [Japan Society]

The Otoko wa Tsurai yo (“It’s tough being a man”) series, colloquially known as the Tora-san series by its fans, is the longest running film series in Japan (by number of titles), and the longest […]

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on Nov, 05 · in Reviews

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