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Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 1986
Running time:114 minutes
Cast:Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ken Watanabe, Rikiya Yasuoka, Kôji Yakusho
Director:Juzo Itami
Writer:Juzo Itami

Description: The sophomore directorial effort from ill-fated Japanese filmmaker Juzo Itami, Tampopo is an off-beat comedy featuring several intersecting stories all related to food. Tsutomu Yamazaki plays Goro, a truck driver who helps a young widow named Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) improve her noodle restaurant. Over the course of the film, the story drifts around, not only following the stories of Tampopo, her son, and Goro, but also a number of customers who come through the diner, including an old woman (Izumi Hara) who insists on squeezing the cheese at a market and a criminal (Ken Watanabe) with a food-based kink. Tampopo was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1988 Independent Spirit Awards.~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

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