FREE Japanese film showing – This THURSDAY!!

It will come back! – yes, we will show Japanese films this year again.

Admission Free, No booking required, and English sub-titles!


FREE MONTHLY Japanese film showing – February 2011

Date: Thursday 17 February 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: L3 at Univeristy of Waikato

"Tora-san’s Forbidden Love"
Comedy dtama
105 min
Director: Yoji Yamada
Cast: Kiyoshi Atsumi, Reiko Ohara, Shieko Baisho, Gin Maeda 

“Tora-san”, a kind-hearted vagabond who is always unlucky in love.

In the midst of Japan‘s rising economy of the mid-1980’s, the itinerant Tora-san becomes drunk with a hard-working salary man, Tominaga. After an hour commute, the two sleep off their night‘s revelry at Tominaga’s home in Ibaraki Prefecture. When Tominaga disappears due to the pressure of his job, Tora-san helps his wife to find the man, while secretly hoping they do not, as he has fallen in love with her.

Stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Reiko Ōhara as his love interest or "Madonna“. Tora-san’s Forbidden Love is the thirty-fourth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsuraiyo series. 

Presented by The Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Waikato, and The Japan Culture Centre, Sydney (The Japan Foundation).

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