Chizuru Ikewaki (left) and Hidetaka Yoshioka star in a scene from Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yoji Yamada. Chieko Baisho and Kumiko Goto co-star. Chizuru Ikewaki (left) and Hidetaka Yoshioka star in a scene from Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yoji Yamada. Chieko Baisho and Kumiko Goto co-star.
Chizuru Ikewaki (left) and Hidetaka Yoshioka star in a scene from Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yoji Yamada. Chieko Baisho and Kumiko Goto co-star.

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Tora-san, Wish You Were Here film review: long-running Japan movie series reaches beautiful conclusion

  • Fifty years after Kiyoshi Atsumi’s wandering salesman first appeared on the big screen, the Tora-san film series is brought to a fitting conclusion
  • Newly restored footage of the hapless hero’s exploits are intercut into a new story about the dilemmas of the characters he left behind

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Chizuru Ikewaki (left) and Hidetaka Yoshioka star in a scene from Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yoji Yamada. Chieko Baisho and Kumiko Goto co-star. Chizuru Ikewaki (left) and Hidetaka Yoshioka star in a scene from Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yoji Yamada. Chieko Baisho and Kumiko Goto co-star.
Chizuru Ikewaki (left) and Hidetaka Yoshioka star in a scene from Tora-san, Wish You Were Here (category: I, Japanese), directed by Yoji Yamada. Chieko Baisho and Kumiko Goto co-star.
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