If you like movies and food you will probably know this film already – if you don’t know it, it’s about time. I’m speaking about “Tampopo”, a film by Japanese director Juzo Itami. It is one of my favourite films, it is brilliant, full of humor, mouth-watering, simply wonderful.
It is the story about the quest for the perfect noodle soup, it is the story about what’s important in life, it is a romance, a comedy, a tragedy, a gangster film, it is everything a film can be. There is a main plot, to which we always come back, and a number of side stories – all food related – that all blend into each other. It’s perfect. I don’t know the number of times I have seen it, but I will never tire of it. The trailer below is in Japanese, but the pictures speak for themselves.
I can’t resist showing you my favourite scene of the movie, if not my favourite movie scene ever. It is one of the short side stories of the film. Don’t worry, this one has subtitles, :-).
If you have never seen “Tampopo”, go and watch it!