Tampopo - The Criterion Collection

1987
  |  114 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Tampopo - The Criterion Collection Film Poster

Synopsis

Japanese comedy directed by Juzo Itami. When two truck drivers, Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and Gun (Ken Watanabe), stop at a noodle shop, they witness a young boy being beaten up and step in to help. When they discover that the boy is the son of the shop's owner Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto), they also learn that her business is struggling and try to think of ways to help her out. As they put their heads together, they come up with a plan to turn Tampopo's diner into a workshop providing lessons on how to make the perfect noodle soup.