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Dandelion (1985)

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Plot Description

Original title: Tampopo

Release Date
May 22, 1987 (USA)
DVD Release Date
• R1: Dec 22, 1998

MPAA Rating

Running Time
1 hour, 54 minutes

Country Japan

Studio Itami Productions

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Other Titles
• Dandelion
• Tampopo

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Genre: Comedy, Satire

Plot: Billed as the "first Japanese noodle western," this comedy offers a satirical view of the relationship between food and sex, one of the director's favorite topics. Watch as a widow running a Tokyo restaurant and a cowboy hat-wearing truck driver try to make the perfect bowl of ramen. Highly acclaimed film from director Itami.

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  • Ramen Girl, The (2008) [remake]

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 Directed by
Juzo Itami
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 Written by
Juzo Itami
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Tsutomu Yamazaki
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