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Release Date: November 23, 1985

Year    :   1985
Slogan    :   «The first Japanese Noodle Western.»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   New Century Producers, Itami Productions
Director    :   Juzo Itami
Producers    :   Juzo Itami, Seigo Hosogoe, Yasushi Tamaoki
Writers    :   Juzo Itami
RunTime    :   115 mins.

In this humorous paean to the joys of food, a pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside shop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, begs them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle-soup making". Interspersed are vignettes about the importance of food to different aspects of human life.

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