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1969

Otoko wa tsuraiyo

Am I Trying

男はつらいよ

Release Date
August, 27th, 1969
Running Time
91 min
Genre
Comedy , Drama , Children/Family , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

Torajiro (Kiyoshi Atsumi) from a poor family has a wild and untamed nature that only those born in like circumstances can understand. It is therefore easy to understand how he turned to the life of a racketeer.
One day, he learns his parents have died and that his sister Sakura (Chieko Baisho) is alone. Thus, after a prolonged absence he returns to his uncle's home to find that Sakura has grown into a lovely young lady soon to be married.
His wildness, however, causes her eagerly awaited marriage to be cancelled. Ashamed, he leaves again.
After a while he returns once more and finds Sakura is deeply in love with a factory hand. At first he opposes the marriage, but finally agrees, moved by their sincerity. On their wedding day he cries and cries. From that day on, he becomes steady.
But it is not only his loneliness at losing his sister that has changed his attitude. He has fallen in love with Fuyuko (Sachiko Mitsumoto), daughter of a priest from a nearby temple.
Torajiro believes that she also loves him when she consoles him. Overjoyed, he visits her almost every day.
But he is shocked when Fuyuko tells him that she is going to marry another man. A further shock comes when his uncle reprimands him for daring to love a noble girl like Fuyuko. Wiping away his tears, he leaves again.
A year passes. Fuyuko, who now has a baby, receives a letter from Torajiro saying that he is working in a small distant town and is as rough and wild as ever.

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1969 12.4】

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https://www.tora-san.jp

[ Contact (International) ]

SHOCHIKU CO., LTD.
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tel: +81-3-5550-1623
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