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Tora-san Plays Daddy

Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Monogatari

Directed by Yôji Yamada
Japan, 1987
Comedy, Romance


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 mother, Tora-san meets a cosmetics saleslady and the three become a surrogate family, with Tora-san as “daddy”.

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Tora-san Plays Daddy Directed by Yôji Yamada

Awards & Festivals

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1989 | 4 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

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