Otoko wa tsurai yo (Am I Trying) (It's Tough Being a Man) (Tora-san Our Lovable Tramp)
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Otoko wa tsurai yo (Am I Trying) (It's Tough Being a Man) (Tora-san Our Lovable Tramp)
This riotous 1969 comedy was the first in a series of 28 (counting up to 1981) and except for two instances, all were directed by Yoji Yamada. The main character is Torajiro played by Kiyoshi Atsumi, a Japanese version of Charlie Chaplin's tramp who breeds disaster wherever he innocently treads. He is a traveling salesman, and under the circumstances, surprisingly care-free in spite of the chaos he effortlessly generates. In one sequence, he arrives home after a long absence and manages to leave his younger sister's wedding plans in tatters. Hoping to right the wrongs, he leaves for… More