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Tampopo

Presented by TOM’s Film Club
The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous ‘ramen western’ by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges – our appetites.
Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made.
“Tampopo is one of those utterly original movies that seems to exist in no known category. Like the French comedies of Jacques Tati, it’s a bemused meditation on human nature in which one humorous situation flows into another offhandedly, as if life were a series of smiles” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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Date

Tue
30th Apr

Time

7.15pm

Venue

The Old Market

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Director

Juzo Itami

Production Year

1985

Certificate

15

Runtime

114 minutes

Subtitle Info

Japanese with English subtitles

Cost

£7.50 (plus venue levy)