Norifumi Suzuki

Norifumi Suzuki – Torakku yarô: Bôkyô Ichibanboshi AKA Truck Yaro III – Truckstar Goes to Hokkaido (1976)

Momojiro comes to the rescue of beautiful Akiko who struggles to run a ranch on her own. Read More »

Norifumi Suzuki – Torakku yarô: Otoko ippiki momojirô AKA Trucker Yaro VI : I am a Man of Honour (1977)

A truck driver in Yamagata prefecture finds himself stuck on the road due to a police speeding checkpoint. The trucker decides to use the road shoulder instead. Wen stopped they explain to the police that they have an emergency and are in a rush. Then a police cruiser with two policewomen again catches them. Apparently, this time it is for the crime of having been in a woman’s public bath. Read More »

Norifumi Suzuki – Torakku yarô: Totsugeki ichiban hoshi AKA Trucker Yaro VII: Another Odyssey of Momojiro (1978)

“Truck Yaro films usually repeat the same patterns again and again in almost every instalment. It may sound boring but it actually works out great and it’s a series trademark. You always know what to expect from the plot. Bunta is gonna fall in love and see stars but in the end he never gets the girl, Kinya is gonna forget his kids’ names, Bunta visits the bath house and bring gifts for the girls, later he has a comic fight sequence at a restaurant, usually against a rivaly truck driver… But Totsugeki Ichiban-boshi is a weird bird. The opening alone is, well, very weird. There’s also no rivalry driver, no probles with the kids’ names (they don’t even appear in the film, except in a photo) and no bath house scene… wait, did I say no topless bath house girls? Yeah, I did. But that sector gets taken care of when it later turns out that Kinya’s new lady friend Mary is a stripper by profession. Read More »