A dramedy about the relationship between an aspiring comic and his stubborn noodlemaker father.

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Yûsuke Santamaria ...
Kosuke Matsui
Manami Konishi ...
Kyoko Miyagawa
Tortoise Matsumoto ...
Shosuke Suzuki
Kyôka Suzuki ...
Mari Fujimoto
Takeshi Masu ...
Masanori Otani
Jin Katagiri ...
Kenjiro Mishima
Jun Kaname ...
Kazuya Aoki
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Ryoichi Fujimoto
Katsumi Kiba ...
Takutomi Matsui
Tôru Emori
Sayoko Ninomiya
Mayumi Myosei
Hiroyuki Morisaki
Hideki Nakano
Munenori Nagano
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A dramedy about the relationship between an aspiring comic and his stubborn noodlemaker father.

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The song sung by the hero and his friend is called "Banzai". This was (and still is) a popular song from 1990's Japan. The song was actually performed originally by the actor who is the hero's friend. See more »

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A must see
30 April 2007 | by (Varna, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed that film. Maybe I am under family influence, because my wife was born in Japan Kagawa prefecture, where this film were made, but I think it is a film that describes perfectly the life in a small Japanese rural area and how passionate Japanese are for food subjects. I saw in "Udon" many influences from Juzo Itami's "Tampopo", another food comedy, that proves that Itami is an undervalued director by both critics and audience and his influence will be seen in 21st century film makers. Despite it is a long time, you never find boring scenes and the action is intense and attractive, so you always find interests to watch the film. I'm sure that "Udon" will be one of the films that will "survive" and will still talk about it in the next decades.


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