Tampopo

Directed by Juzo Itami. 114 minutes. Not Rated. Japanese with subtitles.

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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.