Tampopo

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Japan | 1985 | 114 minutes | Jûzô Itami

January 20 - 22, 2017

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Cinema Classics 
Samurai Noodle Truck Serving Tampopo Noodles on Fri, Jan 20 from 5pm - 8pm in the front of the Uptown!
Juzo Itami's rapturous "ramen western" returns to U.S. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo 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.

  • Director: Jûzô Itami
  • Principal Cast: Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Koji Yakusho, Rikiya Yasuoka
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 1985
  • Running Time: 114 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Japanese
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • US Distributor: Janus Films