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TORA-SAN OF GOTO

TORA-SAN OF GOTO
五島のトラさん

Synopsis

Filmed over a period of 22 years, this intimate portrait of family follows the Inuzuka clan who reside in the Goto Islands of Nagasaki. Tora rules the roost, running an udon noodle-making business with the help of his wife and seven kids.

As time passes, the household endures various events—from childbirth and upbringing to separation and reunion—providing a remarkably in-depth and heartwarming look into the unique bonds that prevail over generations.

Trivia

Named 2016’s third best cultural film by Kinema Junpo, Japan’s oldest and most influential film magazine

Walked away with the Magnolia Award for Best Documentary at the 22nd Shanghai International Television Festival

Fêted at the 53rd Galaxy Awards, 24th FNS Documentary Awards, and 20th JPPA Awards, three of Japan’s most sought-after honours of recognition in the television industry

Awards

22nd Shanghai International Television Festival Magnolia Award for Best Documentary

90th Kinema Junpo Best Ten Cultural Films of the Year – 3rd Place

24th FNS Documentary Awards Grand Prix

53rd Galaxy Awards – Encouragement Award

20th JPPA Awards – Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

Information

Year 2016
Duration 114 mins
Language Japanese
Subtitles English
Country Japan
Genre Documentary

Cast

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Staff

  • Directed by
    OURA Masaru
  • Produced by
    SHIROTANI Hidetomo