Tora-san of Goto (Goto no Tora-san)

Masaru Oura/114 minutes/2016/Japan/Documentary

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 10:00 | EMPIRE XXI

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Synopsis

The documentary follows, for 22 years, nine family members involved in the manufacturing of udon in Goto Islands, Nagasaki Prefecture. Mr. Toru Inuzuka, whose nickname is Tora-san, makes the famous ‘Goto Udon’ and natural salt on an island where depopulation is progressing. Seven children get up at 5 o’clock every morning, help him making udon, and go to school. Each help given by the children is recorded in a card, and it is used to decide their pocket money. This film talks about the children’s growth, marriage, childbirth, homecoming, and parting. The 22 years of familiarity of the family is drawn.

Film dokumenter ini merekam 22 tahun perjalanan sembilan anggota keluarga yang berkecimpung dalam industri pembuatan udon di Kepulauan Goto, Prefektur Nagasaki. Toru Inuzuka, yang akrab dipanggil Tora-san, terkenal sebagai pembuat ‘Udon Goto’ dan garam alami di kepulauan yang jumlah populasinya kian menurun. Ketujuh anaknya bangun pukul 5 setiap pagi dan membantunya membuat udon sebelum pergi ke sekolah. Selama membantu membuat udon, jam kerja mereka dicatat untuk menghitung uang saku mereka. Film ini bercerita tentang pertumbuhan, pernikahan, kelahiran, kepulangan, dan perpisahan, serta momen-momen intim bersama keluarga selama 22 tahun.

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Director

Masaru Oura

Masaru Oura

Director

Masaru Oura was born in 1955. He is the Managing Director of Production at Nagasaki Television. In 2016, he received the 24th FNS Documentary Awards, Grand Prize, and the 22nd Shanghai Television Awards, Documentary Division, Magnolia Prize (Grand Prize).

 

Masaru Oura lahir tahun 1955. Ia menjabat sebagai Direktur Pelaksana Produksi di Nagasaki Television. Tahun 2016, ia menerima Grand Prize dari 24th FNS Documentary Awards dan Magnolia Prize (Grand Prize), Documentary Division, pada 22nd Shanghai Television Awards.