- Original title
- Running time
- 114 min.
Itami Productions / New Century Productions
Comedy | Cooking
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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 fast-food noodle 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 lady terrorizing a shopkeeper by compulsive squeezing of his wares.
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: National Board of Review: Top Foreign Films
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
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