In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect fast-food noodle restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food, to an old woman who terrorizes a shopkeeper by compulsively squeezing his wares. Written by
The first Japanese noodle western!
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Man in White Suit
I'll kill you if you make that noise once the movie starts! Understand? And... I also don't like watch alarms going off.
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