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Tampopo (1987) Movie Information

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Tampopo (1987)
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Overall Rank:

792

Avg. Rating:

3.13/4

# of Ratings:

27

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

NR

Language:

Japanese

Theater Date:

05/22/1987

Director:

Juzo Itami

Actors:

Nobuko Miyamoto
Ken Watanabe
Tsutomu Yamazaki
K˘ji Yakusho
Rikiya Yasuoka
Kens˘ Kat˘

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A young cook, with the assistance of a handsome stranger, set out to create the best noodle cafe in a small rural village. -- bwill

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bwill 07/17/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

A great example of complex Japanese storytelling. Tampopo weaves multiple storylines, much like a bowl of noodles. The story is set up with one truck driver reading a story of an apprentice learning to eat noodles from his master. When the truckers stop for food at a run-down noodle shack, they meet the proprietor, shortly before getting into a fight. You start preparing for a chop socky-style western but it's so much more than that. Characters come together much in the way that the bowls are prepared. Then they must sit and mature before the perfect bowl of noodles is ready to eat.

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