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Tora-san, My Uncle

Otoko wa tsurai yo: Boku no ojisan

Directed by Yôji Yamada
Japan, 1989
Comedy, Drama


After failing to pass his college entrance exams, Tora-san’s nephew runs away from home, hoping to see Izumi, a girl he secretly likes. When Mitsuo bumps into Tora-san, they visit the girl’s aunt, and soon Tora-san is in love once again.

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Tora-san, My Uncle Directed by Yôji Yamada

Awards & Festivals

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1991 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor