DIRECTOR: Juzo Itami
JAPAN / 1985
SUNDAY 19 MAY 4:30PM / CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 114 MINS
The director has produced an engaging cinematic hybrid, brilliantly stir-frying Japanese food and other obsessions into cowboy themes.
If you are in the mood for a film with lashings of food, plus lashings of sex, and a lot of hilarity, then you don’t want to miss this classic movie. A downtrodden widow tries to make a success of an inherited Ramen (noodle) restaurant, until a truck-driver (played by well-known actor Ken Watanabe) rides into town and everything changes. In this heady and funny stir-fry mix, we experience food preparation to whet anyone’s appetite. There are also a number of sequences related to the diners in the restaurant, and in particular, standby for the scenes where a group of children are taught the etiquette of noodle slurping. The film has had immense acclaim around the world, so you don’t want to miss why it is so engaging.
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