Tora-san 42: Tora-san, My Uncle
Tora-san 42 - Tora-san, My Uncle
Theatrical poster for Tora-san, My Uncle (1989)
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Produced by Kiyoshi Shimizu
Written by Yōji Yamada
Yoshitaka Asama
Music by Nayazumi Yamamoto
Cinematography Tetsuo Takaba
Editing by Iwao Ishii
Distributed by Shochiku
Released December 27, 1989
Running time 108 min.
Preceded by Tora-san 41: Tora-san Goes to Vienna
Followed by Tora-san 43: Tora-san Takes a Vacation

Tora-san, My Uncle (男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Boku no Ojisan) is a 1989 comedy film directed by Yōji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Gotō as his love interest or "Madonna".[1] Tora-san, My Uncle is the forty-second film in the Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.


Release historyEdit

Tora-san, My Uncle was released theatrically on December 27, 1989.[3] In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1996, and in DVD format in 1998, 2005, and 2008.[4]





External linksEdit


  1. "男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん (Madonna)" at (official site). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. "男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん" at the Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. "男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん" at the Japanese Cinema Database (Agency for Cultural Affairs). Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  4. "男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん (1989)" at Retrieved 2010-08-25.

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