Jûzô Itami's rapturous "ramen Western" returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. This tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal and mouthwatering, TAMPOPO remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film. (Note courtesy of Janus Films.) DIR/SCR/PROD Jûzô Itami; PROD Seigo Hosogoe, Yasushi Tamaoki. Japan, 1985, color, 115 min. In Japanese with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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