Tora-san 30: Tora-san the Expert
Tora-san 30 - Tora-san the Expert
Theatrical poster for Tora-san, the Expert (1982)
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Written by Yōji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Music by Nayazumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Editing by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Released December 28, 1982
Running time 106 min.
Preceded by Tora-san 29: Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san
Followed by Tora-san 31: Tora-san's Song of Love

Tora-san the Expert (男はつらいよ 花も嵐も寅次郎 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Hana mo Arashi mo Torajirō) is a 1982 comedy film directed by Yōji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Yuko Tanaka as his love interest or "Madonna".[1] Tora-san the Expert is the thirtieth film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series. This became the first Tora-san film to be released on DVD with English subtitles in 16:9 ratio when the Hong Kong label Panorama did so in 2006.[2]


Release historyEdit

Tora-san, the Expert was released theatrically on December 28, 1982.[4] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1986 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2005 and 2008.[5]





External linksEdit


  1. "男はつらいよ 花も嵐も寅次郎 (Madonna)" Retrieved (official site)
  2. Galbraith IV, Stuart (2007-01-01). "Tora-san 30: Tora-san, the Expert (Region 3)" at DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. "男はつらいよ 花も嵐も寅次郎" at the Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  4. "男はつらいよ 花も嵐も寅次郎" at the Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  5. "男はつらいよ 花も嵐も寅次郎 (1982)" at Retrieved 2010-08-25.

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