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Tora a slacker will come back! : フーテンの寅さんが帰ってくる! 「男はつらいよ」新作 制作発表

 シリーズの映画をちゃんと見るまでの寅さんの勝手なイメージは,ドジだけれども人情味にあふれた優しいおじさんというものでした。笑いと涙にあふれる映画と聞いても,そのドジっぷりが可笑しいだけで,正直古臭い笑いだろう,とたかをくくっていました。でも,初めて観たときに感じたのは,そんな小手先の面白さではなく,腹の底から笑ったり泣いたりできる,たいへん振れ幅の大きい感動でした。

 My image of Tora had been such as a goofy but humane and kind guy until I watched a movie of that series properly. It was often said that the movies are quite humorous and heartwarming but I thought contemptuously it’s just laughable because of his stupidity and actually it must have been a kind of stereotyped comedy. However, the impression I really felt when I saw it for the first time was not that hackneyed one, it was something so moving that makes me laugh and cry heartily.  
男はつらいよ 第一作 オープニング.MP4

 自分の観る限りの寅さんは,姑息で疑い深く,軽薄で,横着で,怠惰で,差別的で,利己的で,人から好かれたいけど人の気持ちが理解できず,放浪癖があるくせにめちゃくちゃ人を恋しがる人間です。第一作で,何十年ぶりに柴又に帰ってきた寅さんがしたことはと言えば,妹のさくらのお見合いを怒涛の下ネタでぶち壊し,さくら想いのおじちゃんとおばちゃんがそれを責めると逆切れして罵倒し,隣の印刷所の職工たちを差別的な発言で馬鹿にして,その職工の一人のさくらに対する真剣な恋心をもてあそび,自身は寺の住職の娘に勝手に恋をして毎日通い詰めるという,言語道断な行いばかりです。でも,そんなわがままぶりで君臨するテキ屋の寅さんこそが,登場するすべての人物の中で,生い立ちにおいても,経済的,社会的な立場においても最も弱者であり,幸福から最も遠い存在であることを,本人も周りもわかっているという哀しみが常にあり,ひとしきりの騒ぎの後に,それが浮き彫りになるのでした。

 As far as I know through seeing the series of movies, Tora is somewhat superficial, frivolous, impudent, lazy, discriminating, and selfish guy, plus, he wants to be loved by people but he can’t understand other’s feelings at all and he has a tendency to wander away but also feel lonely soon enough. In the first movie, he came back to Shibamata after many years, and all he did was unforgivable things, for example, spoiling his precious sister Sakura’s marriage meeting by a rush of indecent remarks, hurling insults at his uncle and aunt who cared for Sakura when they blamed Tora for what he had done at the marriage meeting, looking down on printers next door with discriminating remarks, making fun of a serious feeling of love of a printer to Sakura while he himself having one-sided love to a temple’s chief priest’s daughter to end up visiting her every day. However, there is one thing obvious in the movies, it is the fact that Tora a peddler is the weakest person economically and socially of all people in this movie, even though he behaves selfishly and arrogantly, so we can’t simply say he is happy. There is other thing pathetic about Tora, it is the fact that he and people around him exactly know what he is like and you can see them realizing this fact whenever he causes troubles.  

 嬉しいことに,「男はつらいよ」の新作が作られるとの発表がありました。もう一度面白がりたくって第一話をまた観てしまいました。やっぱり寅さんはとんでもない人でした。この世界が大好きです。

 To my absolute delight, it was announced that the new movie of “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo” will be produced. I couldn’t help watching the first movie again because I wanted to realize how the movie was so hilarious. I found Tora outrageous for sure. I really love this world.