Tora-san 2: Tora-san's Cherished Mother
Tora-san 2 - Tora-san's Cherished Mother
Theatrical poster for Tora-San's Cherished Mother (1969)
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Written by Yōji Yamada
Shun'ichi Kobayashi
Akira Miyazaki
Music by Nayazumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Editing by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Released November 15, 1969
Running time 93 min.
Preceded by Tora-san: Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp‎‎
Followed by Tora-san 3: Tora-san, His Tender Love‎‎

Tora-san 2: Tora-san's Cherished Mother (続・男はつらいよ Zoku Otoko wa Tsurai yo) is a 1969 comedy film directed by Yōji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Kuruma Torajirō (Tora-san), and Orie Satō as his love interest or "Madonna".[1] Tora-San's Cherished Mother is the second film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Tora-san hears that his mother is still alive and returns to Tokyo to track her down. He discovers that she is a geisha who had had only a brief affair with his father. While visiting the family, he falls in love with Natsuko, the daughter of an old teacher.[2][3][4]


Release historyEdit

Tora-San Collector's Set 1

DVD cover to the US release of the first four Tora-san films

Tora-san 2: Tora-san's Cherished Mother was released theatrically on November 15, 1969.[6] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1983 and 1995, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.[7] AnimEigo released the film on DVD in the US along with the other first four films in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series on November 24, 2009.[3]





External linksEdit


  1. "続・男はつらいよ (Madonna)" Retrieved (official site)
  2. "続・男はつらいよ" at Kinema Junpo. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rich, Jamie S. (2009-12-21). "Tora-San: Collector's Set 1" at DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  4. "ZOKU OTOKO WA TSURAI YO (1969)" at the British Film Institute. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  5. "続・男はつらいよ" at the Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  6. "続・男はつらいよ". at the Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  7. "続・男はつらいよ(1969)" at Retrieved 2010-08-25.

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