This film depicts a troupe of wandering kabuki players traveling through rural Japan.
A Taxing Woman’s Return
Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative ...
Carmen Comes Home
A girl who’d left her hometown for the exciting adventure of the big city returns home years later for a visit, soon somehow causing scandal.
Girls Junior High School – Trouble at Graduation
Dissatisfied with the conservative mindset of their teachers at Shirobara High School, the girls start conducting their own sex experiments.
Tora-san to the Rescue
Tora-san works hard to bring together his nephew, Mitsuo, and Mitsuo’s girlfriend who is engaged to someone else.
Tora-san’s Easy Advice
Mitsuo, unhappy in his new job as a shoe salesman, is invited to a festival and is introduced to a friend’s sister. Tora-san meanwhile helps an ...
After failing to find a job, Mitsuo becomes a fisherman on a small island, and develops a crush on a young nurse there. Tora-san, dispatched to ...
Tora-san Makes Excuses
Tora-san Makes Excuses is a 1992 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko ...
Tora-san Takes a Vacation
Mitsuo goes to Nagoya to visit Izumi, whose father left Izumi’s sad, bar hostess mother for another woman, so together they decide to confront ...
Tora-san, My Uncle
Tora-san’s nephew Mitsuo is exchanging letters with Izumi, a former classmate whose parents divorced and took her out of Tokyo.
Tora-san Goes to Vienna
During his wandering throughout Japan, Tora-san meets a suicidal man. He travels with the man to Vienna, but winds up homesick for Japan.
Tora-san’s Salad-Day Memorial
The title to this Tora-san epic is remarkably similar to that of his very first (1969) film. The ever-peripatetic one-man disaster Tora-san is in ...
Tora-san Plays Daddy
A playboy-gambler friend of Tora-san’s dies and, abandoned by his mother, his little boy suddenly turns up in Shibamata. Searching for the boy’s ...
Tora-san’s Bluebird Fantasy
During his travels, Tora-san comes across a traditional theater he used to visit, and discovers that one of his old friends has died. Tora-san ...
Tora-san’s Island Encounter
Suggested by Keisuke Kinoshita’s famous film Twenty-Four Eyes (Nijushi no hitomi, 1954), this film finds Tora-san helping runaway neighbor ...