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Juzo Itami's offbeat, outrageously sexy, long-unavailable "ramen western".

The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous "ramen western" by Japanese director JUZO ITAMI (A Taxing Woman) is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (NOBUKO MIYAMOTO) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouth-watering examples of food on film ever made.

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studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
  • 114 mins approx.
Certificate:
  • 18
Main Language:
  • Japanese
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Brand:
  • The Criterion Collection
Director:
  • Jûzô Itami
Actor:
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • Nobuko Miyamoto
  • Kôji Yakusho
  • Ken Watanabe
  • Rikiya Yasuoka
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1985
Region:
  • 2

Tampopo - The Criterion Collection

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Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture

Juzo Itami's offbeat, outrageously sexy, long-unavailable "ramen western".

The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous "ramen western" by Japanese director JUZO ITAMI (A Taxing Woman) is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges, our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (NOBUKO MIYAMOTO) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouth-watering examples of food on film ever made.

Click Images to Enlarge

studio:
  • CRITERION COLLECTION
Run Time:
  • 114 mins approx.
Certificate:
  • 18
Main Language:
  • Japanese
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Brand:
  • The Criterion Collection
Director:
  • Jûzô Itami
Actor:
  • Tsutomu Yamazaki
  • Nobuko Miyamoto
  • Kôji Yakusho
  • Ken Watanabe
  • Rikiya Yasuoka
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1985
Region:
  • 2
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