Tora-san 38: Tora-san Goes North
Tora-san 38 - Tora-san Goes North
Theatrical poster for Tora-san Goes North (1987)
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 August 15, 1987
Running time 107 min.
Preceded by Tora-san 37: Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy
Followed by Tora-san 39: Tora-san plays Daddy

Tora-san Goes North (男はつらいよ 知床慕情 Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Shiretoko Bojo) aka Torasan, Remind Shiretoke[1] is a 1987 comedy film directed by Yōji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Keiko Takeshita as his love interest or "Madonna".[2] Tora-san Goes North is the thirty-eighth film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Release historyEdit

Tora-san Goes North was released theatrically on August 15, 1987.[4] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 1997, 2002, and 2008.[5]





External linksEdit


  1. "OTOKO WA TSURAIYO -SHIRETOKO BOJO" at the Complete Index to World Film. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. "男はつらいよ 知床慕情 (Madonna)" at (official site). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. "男はつらいよ 知床慕情" at the Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  4. "男はつらいよ 知床慕情" at the Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  5. "男はつらいよ 知床慕情 (1987)" at Retrieved 2010-08-25.

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