Tampopo

Japan, 1985

Film
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Hilarious Japanese comedy about two truckdrivers, Goro (a noodle connoisseur) and Gun, who stop at a non-de-script noodle restaurant where they encounter its proprietor, Tampopo, and her bullying admirer Pisken. Goro is beaten up by Pisken and his associates and he awakens on the floor of Tampopo’s restaurant. She asks him to help her save her restaurant and so the search for the perfect noodle is begun, with the help of an odd assortment of characters, food, wine and a touch of sex.

Credits

co-producer

Seigo Hosogoe

Yasushi Tamaoki

Juzo Itami

director

Juzo Itami

production company

New Century

Itami Productions

Language

Japanese

Duration

01:50:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35844

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Food

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Erotica

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Japan

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Food

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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