Tora-san, My Uncle (Tora-san #42)

  • Comedy, Family, Romance, Classic
  • 1h 48m
  • 1989

In the 42nd entry of the Tora-san film series, the attention shifts from Tora-san to his restless teen nephew Mitsuo (Hidetaka Yoshioka), who is heartsick over Izumi (Kumiko Goto), a former classmate who moves to Saga in Kyushu following her parents’ divorce. After failing to pass his college entrance exams, Mitsuo sneaks away from home to ride his motorcycle to Saga and see Izumi, running into his uncle Tora-san at an inn on the way. Together, uncle and nephew continue Mitsuo’s journey to Izumi’s home where Tora-san becomes smitten with Izumi’s aunt Hisako (Fumi Dan), who looks after her eccentric historian father. The first of five Tora-san films featuring Kumiko Goto, including Tora-san, Wish You Were Here.

  • Nominee, Best Supporting Actor (Hidetaka Yoshioka), 1991 Japan Academy Prize
  • Nominee, Best Supporting Actress (Kumiko Goto), 1991 Japan Academy Prize

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Director

Yoji Yamada

Language(s)

in Japanese with English subtitles

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