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Tampopo (Dandelion)

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Nobuko Miyamoto Nobuko Miyamoto
Tampopo
Kôji Yakusho Kôji Yakusho
Gangster in the White Suit
Rikiya Yasuoka Rikiya Yasuoka
Pisuken
Kinzô Sakura Kinzô Sakura
Shôhei
Yoshi Kato Yoshi Kato
Master of ramen making
Hideji Otaki Hideji Otaki
Rich Old Man


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A quirky, funny, enjoyable "Noodle Western"

13 years, 6 months ago at Oct 13 8:20
3 votes
"Please be my teacher! Meeting you makes me want to be a real noodle cook." Director Juzo Itami's culinary comedy Tampopo proved to be an important movie for the Japanese due to the way it introduced Western movie-goers to contemporary Japan and its agreeable sense of humour. Up until the 1987 American release of Tampopo, Westerners generally thought of Japanese cinema in terms of samurai pictures... read more

Tampopo (Dandelion) (1985)

12 years, 2 months ago at Feb 20 18:16
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"Tampopo" was a popular film production in his country, Japan, but it has also been criticized for excessive wrapping western, like the West. After seeing this isn't the feeling I have left the movie. But for his pace, lighter than usual, I think a movie perfectly identifiable with japanese culture, starting because all argues for the country kitchen of the rising sun and the development of one o... read more

A good movie

6 years ago at Apr 6 21:17
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I already saw this movie but, since it has such a strong reputation (it is included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list, among other things), I thought I might as well check it out again. Well, to be honest, I was surprised by how little I remembered it and, in fact, it turned out to be also much more random than I remembered. Seriously, if it would have been slightly more focuse... read more
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A truck driver stops at a small family run noodle shop and decides to help their fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignette scenes on the theme of "the love of food."
Release date: 1 September 1987
UPC: 720917504520
Tags: Japan (7), Comedy (7), Japanese (6), Food (6), Ramen (4), 1980s (4), Cuisine (3), Character Name In Title (2), (2), 1985 (2), Spaghettiwestern (1), Avi (1), One Word Title (1), Multiple Plots (1), Origianal (1), Culinary (1), Ramen Western (1), Vendor (1), East Asia (1), Retro Asian (1)
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"First viewing - Feb. 13th The only trouble with Tampopo is that once you've seen it all movies that follow in its wake will pale in comparison until its effects wear off. It's wonderfully weird and original, full of memorable scenes and characters, and I loved every damn minute of it. It's one of those films you just ride the wave of and enjoy where it takes you, and I dug its detours along the way. Given its food-centric premise I'm just glad I watched it right after I ate lunch. Though now I'"


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A good movie

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"10.9. Harvoin pidän japanilaisista komedioista, koska jokin niiden huumorissa vain tökkii. Siksi olikin ilo katsoa Tampopoa, jonka huumori jopa hymyilytti. Kunnon ruokapornon tasolle menevät lähikuvat rasvassa tirisevistä sapuskoista tuovat veden kielelle. Vaikka periaatteessa Tampopon juoni kertoo siitä, miten nuudeliravintolaa pyörittävä nainen varastaa kilpailijoidensa reseptit ja aiheuttaa heille konkurssin, on Tampopo aivan ultimaattinen feel good -leffa."


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