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Tora-san, the Matchmaker

Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Tonderu Torajirō

Directed by Yôji Yamada
Japan, 1979
Comedy, Romance


A troubled bride-to-be meets Tora-san on a trip to northern Japan. Later, about to marry the son of a wealthy Tokyo family, she runs out on her wedding party and shows up at Tora-ya. Soon Tora-san is acting as the go-between for the uncertain couple.

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Tora-san, the Matchmaker Directed by Yôji Yamada

Awards & Festivals

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1980 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor

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