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

production company

Itami Productions

New Century

director
co-producer

Juzo Itami

Yasushi Tamaoki

Seigo Hosogoe

Duration

01:50:00:00

Production places
Japan
Production dates
1985

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324058

Language

Japanese

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

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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