January 24th, 2017 by PRatt
February 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

(Japan, 1987) Written and directed by Juzo Itami. Cast: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Koji Yakusho, Mampei Ikeuchi.

Cinestudio presents a superb 4K restoration from the original camera negative! When Tampopo opened in the States in 1987, it is fair to say that few (non-Japanese) Americans truly understood the characters’ hilarious obsession with making perfect noodles. But times change, and Japan’s love affair with noodles (we’re not talking about packaged Ramen!) has swept the restaurants and kitchens of everywhere from Las Vegas to Miami. Tampopo is the name of a young widow with the ambition to open the best little noodle shop in Tokyo. Her quirky collection of accomplices and rivals include a truck driver/noodle connoisseur named Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki), a wealthy old man whose noodle-philia defines obsession, and a gangster (KÙji Yakusho) whose passion for noodles is right up there with the usual sex & violence. 114 min.
“A DAZZLING RESTORATION! Tampopo’s right up there with Ratatouille and Big Night when it comes to peerless movies about food.” – Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

Tampopo Trailer

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