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Genre: Comedy

Duration: 115 Minutes


Part of our World Masterworks Food in Film Series hosted by Jeffrey Bender

Join us for a cinematic banquet of the senses with three extraordinary films from world cinema that will leave you hungry for more!

Jeffrey Bender

Jeffrey Bender has hosted The Hollywood Classics and International Film Clubs at The Westdale. He returns to our theatre to continue the World Masterworks Series, where he will introduce us to the best of international cinema.

Watch the movie and stay for a talk and Q&A with cinephile Jeffrey Bender.

Directed by: Juzo Itami

Year of Release: 1985

Country: Japan

Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food, to an old woman who terrorizes a shopkeeper by compulsively squeezing his wares.