Episode 42 - Otoko wa Tsuraiyo: Boku no Ojisan
Directed by Yoji Yamada
With Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baisho and Kumiko Goto
Japan, 1989, 108 min, 35 mm, color
The final film in Japan Society's Monthly Classics series The Best of Tora-san will be shown Friday, May 22, 2009 at 7:30 PM at Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues), New York, NY 10017.
Secretly in love with Izumi, Mitsuo, Tora-san’s restless nephew, embarks on a motorcycle journey to find her in Saga and runs into his uncle on the way. Tora-san tries helping Mitsuo capture Izumi’s heart, despite the disapproval of her uncle. Kumiko Goto stars as Izumi, who plays the “Madonna” for four consecutive Tora-san films as Mitsuo’s love interest.
Order tickets online for Tora-san, My Uncle, or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 6 pm, Weekends 11 am - 5 pm.