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Dead Sushi

Directed by Noboru Iguchi

Written by Noboru Iguchi and Jun Tsugita

Japan, 2012

Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a sincere documentary about a humble 85-year old sushi maker, was an “effective, ultimately heartfelt, and handled deftly” film about the skill, spirit, and dedication needed to fully grasp the rarely mastered culinary art. Now, imagine if Jiro was having a menacing nightmare, a salacious wet dream, and was euphorically high off his head on smack at the same time, you’d have Noboru Iguchi’s otherwise impossible to explain Dead Sushi.

The story follows Keiko (Rina Takeda), the daughter and apprentice of a master martial artist and sushi maker (Jiji Bû). Despite her father’s attempt to mold her into a master of both trades, her femininity prevents her from becoming either (apparently). Distraught, Keiko runs away from home and takes up a job at an inn owned by a married »

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