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音楽,映画,本,テレビ,長崎のことを好き勝手に日本語プラス英語で書いています。2017年に英検1級取得。Talking about Music, Films, Books, TV Programs, and Some Things in Nagasaki

「男はつらいよ お帰り寅さん」を観て②:平成の寅さんの魅力 My impression of the movie “Otoko wa Tsurai yo Okaeri Tora-san”②: The Attractiveness of Tora-san in the Heisei Era

 平成元年(1989年)から「男はつらいよ」に大きな変化が見られます。この年12月公開の第42作「男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん」から、この映画のルーティンが破られるのです。それまで、帰ってきてはもめ事を起こし、失恋しては出ていくというルーティンを通じて、いわば「男のつらさ」を体現していたのは寅さん本人でした。しかし、この作品で主に描かれるのは、将来に悩み、恋に悩む甥っ子、満男(吉岡秀隆)の姿です。


 In 1989, there was a big change in the movie series “Otoko wa Tsurai yo”. The routine of the plot in this movie was broken in the 42nd installment “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo, Boku no Ojisan”, released in December 1989. It had been Tora who embodied the men’s sorrow through the routine until then. However, in that installment, the one, who gets warried about his future and is also lovesick, is Mitsuo, Tora’s nephew.  



 While Hidetaka Yoshioka has played Mitsuo in this movie series since 1981, he also played another role of a boy called Jun Kuroita in a TV drama “Kita no Kuni kara” and through this role he became very popular because he gave a distinctive performance as a young guy typically in distress. He showed successfully the same image in “Otoko wa Tsurai yo”, too, drawing the interest of young people at that time. In addition to that,  casting Kumiko Goto, who was nationally recognized as the most beautiful girl in Japan at that time, as the heroine named Izumi Oikawa, who Mitsuo has a crush on, resulted in acquiring new audiences for sure.



 After that installment, Tora-san’s role shifted to of Mitsuo’s uncle who supports Mitsuo, both directly and indirectly. I have an impression that the men’s sorrow which Mitsuo experiences is more serious than what Tora-san did in the Showa era. One of the outstanding characteristics of the installments released during the Heisei era is a tense atmosphere with delicate feelings of depth. Now that Tora-san is gone, the 50th installment released in this Reiwa era is,  of course, an extension of that atmosphere. I’d like to do a review of the 50th installment trying to avoid spoiling someone’s fun as much as possible.  

男はつらいよ・ぼくの伯父さん [DVD]

男はつらいよ・ぼくの伯父さん [DVD]

  • 出版社/メーカー: 松竹
  • 発売日: 2017/08/30
  • メディア: DVD