October 11 - 17, 2019
DAILY (except SAT/SUN/MON) 12:50 2:40 4:30 6:20 8:10
SAT 12:50 4:30 6:20 8:10
SUN 12:50 2:40 8:00
MON 12:30 5:45 7:40
Friday, October 11 – Thursday, October 17
NEW 50th ANNIVERSARY 4K RESTORATION
(1969) Back after 20 years, Kiyoshi Atsumi’s itinerant, rough around the edges peddler Torajiro Kuruma (nicknamed Tora-san, literally “Mr. Tiger”) returns to his aunt and uncle’s sweet shop in Shibamata (a real Tokyo neighborhood, now a tourist destination thanks to Tora-san), just in time to vulgarly, scatalogically, but hilariously botch the o-miai (formal prospective couples meeting) of his kid sister Sakura (Chieko Baishô); but later reverse-psychologizes two timid lovers into a real romance.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this, the first of a legendary comedy series — per Guinness, the longest starring the same actor (48 Scope features over 26 years) – all but two directed by Yamada, and all starring Atsumi and an enduring cast of supporting characters.