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Discovering Tora san (the most popular film series in Japan)

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Discovering Japan Group
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Sat 11 Jun 14:45 - 17:30

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We will watch one movie of the "It's tough being a man" Toran san movies series. The movie is called "Tora san ange gardien" (Tora san the Matchmaker).

It is the longest film series in the world with its famous character Tora san, a kind-hearted traveling salesman who is always unlucky in love. The series itself is often referred to as "Tora-san" by its fans.
Tora-san’s sole possessions are the contents of a small suitcase, the clothes on his back and some pocket money. He wanders from town to town peddling his wares. He yearns to return to his home in Shibamata, near Tokyo.
His family members run a traditional (dango) shop in Shibamata. Tora-san unexpectedly drops in on his family. While they are glad to see him, Tora-san's stay eventually causes some kind of ruckus and usually a violent family argument ensues. He then storms off with his belongings as suddenly as he arrived.
In each film he falls in love with a "Madonna", an attractive woman, but he invariably ends up heartbroken.
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