Tampopo

Tampopo

Downloadable Video - 1986
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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.
Publisher: [Japan]: , Films sans frontières (Firm) [distridutor], , [1986]
Copyright Date: ©1986
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr. 49 min. 28 sec.)) : sound, color

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grahamspot
Oct 24, 2017

I've waited ages to get my hands on a copy of this film. It didn't disappoint. This quirky flick plays with Western tropes in a tale about how food and love (and food made with love) bring us together.

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lindy919
Oct 09, 2017

The main story is a creative spoof of samurai movies but the other stuff is silly and sometimes gross. Rather than fast forward through the annoying bits, I decided to turn it off.

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rudywaltz
Jul 17, 2017

So happy the library is getting this forgotten masterpiece. An existential and amusing take on love, death, sex, and how they intertwine with food. This film was very hard to get, even when I tried to stock it at a dvd rental store I worked at in mid-ought's, because the director committed suicide. This is highly shunned in Japan, making the film virtually non-existent. (It is now widely believed to have been murder, by a very powerful cartel that the director was exposing in his last production.) But luckily for us in Omaha, this film will not die. It must be seen!

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lukasevansherman
Jun 25, 2017

Offbeat, eccentric, and utterly charming Japanese movie about, among other things, ramen, sex, friendship, and eating. It's pointless to write a description, as you should just see it without knowing much about it. It's been dubbed a "ramen western," as it uses some tropes of the genre, albeit in a contemporary, comic setting. This is the deluxe Criterion re-release. Directed by Juzu Itami. Don't watch this on an empty stomach!

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mariemco
Dec 09, 2014

Excellent choice. A fun, light hearted enjoyable movie. Saw it a few years ago and really liked it.

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melanyvorass
May 30, 2013

This is a fantastic movie. I hope SPL considers restocking it.

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xakk15
May 22, 2012

This is such a great, funny movie! I wish the Seattle Library had this to check out...

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