Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kamome uta



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893.7 MB
Japanese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 5 / 11
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Japanese 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
P/S 17 / 22

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Reviewed by topitimo-829-2704597 / 10

Worth seeing for the first act alone

It's almost ridiculous to claim to be able to point out qualitative differences in a franchise that is so repetitive as the "Otoko wa tsurai yo" series is. Yet, small differences between the films can for true followers mean night and day, well, almost. After the franchise high of "Tora's Dream of Spring" (1979) the new decade started with the unimaginative "Tora-san's Tropical Fever" (1980). After that, "Otoko wa tsurai yo: Torajiro kamome uta" (Foster Daddy, Tora!, 1980),the 26th film in the series, is again a breath of fresh air.

As I have pointed out in my previous reviews, for me the first act is always the best in these films. In this one, it's flawless. The dream sequence (a jidai-geki parody) is fun, Tora's return to Shibamata happens quick, and what follows is a sweet interaction with Sakura, who has bought a new house with Hiroshi. The usual family fight is done great too. This film is worth seeing for these scenes alone.

In the second act, Tora travels to Hokkaido, and meets the daughter of his dead friend. The young, inexperienced girl is coming to Tokyo, and Tora starts to worry, if she will end end up in some bad place, or with some bad people. So he becomes a "foster daddy".

The last 45 minutes drag on a bit, as they often do, but there are still some good scenes, like when Tora is thought to be this infamous square-faced kidnapper. There are swell interactions between the regular cast, nice sentimentality, and a plotline that works better if you don't watch these films in rapid succession.

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