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Tampopo Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The sophomore directorial effort from ill-fated Japanese filmmaker Juzo Itami, Tampopo is an off-beat comedy featuring several intersecting stories all related to food. Tsutomu Yamazaki plays Goro, a truck driver who helps a young widow named Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) improve her noodle restaurant. Over the course of the film, the story drifts around, not only following the stories of Tampopo, her son, and Goro, but also a number of customers who come through the diner, including an old woman (Izumi Hara) who insists on squeezing the cheese at a market and a criminal (Ken Watanabe) with a food-based kink. Tampopo was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1988 Independent Spirit Awards. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:September 1, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Juzo Itami Best Foreign Film 1987 Nominee

Cast

Ken Watanabe
as Gun
Nobuko Miyamoto
as Tampopo
Tsutomu Yamazaki
as Goro
Koji Yakusho
as Man in White Suit
Rikiya Yasuoka
as Pisken
Kinzo Sakura
Akira Kubo
as Restaurant Owner
Shuji Otake
as Rich Old Man
Choei Takahashi
as Company's Staff
Masahiko Tsugawa
as Supermarket's Manager
Choei Takahashi
as Company's Staff
Shuji Otake
as Rich Old Man
Akira Kubo
as Restaurant Owner

Crew

Juzo Itami
Director
Juzo Itami
Producer
Seigo Hosogoe
Producer
Yasushi Tamaoki
Producer
Juzo Itami
Screenwriter
Masaki Tamura
Cinematographer
Kunihiko Murai
Composer (Music Score)
Akira Suzuki
Editor
Takeo Kimura
Art Director
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