Tampopo [Import]

Tampopo [Import]
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1985
  • Label: Imports
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 03/26/1987
"...Buoyantly free in form....[Itami] never stops trying. A funny sensibility is at work...…"
New York Times - 12/27/1987
Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1987"
Variety - 09/03/1986
"...A thoroughly offbeat but most enjoyable comedy on the subject of food....It confirms Itami as a genuinely original comic talent..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/24/1987
"...What's delightfully unsettling about TAMPOPO is its lubricious mix of the sensual and the satiric..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/28/2003
"...An elusive search for the perfect noodle..."

Product Description:

Billed as the "first Japanese noodle western," this comedy offers a satirical view of the relationship between food and sex, one of the director's favorite topics. Watch as a widow running a Tokyo restaurant and a cowboy hat-wearing truck driver try to make the perfect bowl of ramen. Highly acclaimed film from director Itami.

Plot Synopsis:

"Tampopo" is a collection of comedic episodes, movie parodies, and sight gags about the pleasures of food. The widow Tampopo wants to revitalize her noodle shop by learning to prepare the ultimate bowl of noodles. But her cooking falls short... until a kindly truck driver, himself a noodle connoisseur, comes to her rescue.


Production Notes:

  • Screened at the Museum of Modern Art's New Directors/New Films series for 1986.
  • Additional cast: Fukumi Kuroda (Mistress of the man in white suit), Setsuko Shinoi (Rich old man's mistress), and Yoriko Doguchi (Girl catching oysters)
  • Co-produced by Itami Productions, New Century Producers.
  • "Tampopo" is Japanese for "dandelion."

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 35,088
  • UPC: 3000000078020
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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