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In the basement of a Tokyo office building, 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly in his world renowned restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. As his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of stepping into his father's shoes and taking over the legendary restaurant, Jiro relentlessly pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi. Written by
Professional sushi knives are sharpened asymmetrically, with the larger angle on the right side of the edge for right-handed chefs or the left side for left-handed chefs. The nearly unsharpened left side can be seen in the montage of closeups after the staff breakfast scene. See more »
[describing Jiro's dedication and consistency through the years]
The difference between Jiro today and Jiro 40 years ago is only that he stopped smoking. Other than that, nothing has changed.
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In the Special Thanks section, "The Tsukiji Fish Market" is listed twice. See more »
A movie about food, with a story that would inspire all.
This is a movie about food, but it's much deeper in its story and content. I was truly inspired by a man's pursuit of perfection, the dedications of the understudies, the family dynamic between father and son, and the cultural beauty of Japanese crafts. Yes there are shots of "food porn" woven in, but the movie is charming and much deeper than slow-motion food shots (not that I'm complaining, some shots are stunning).
The young director has good command of the camera, and drives the movie through interviews. People in the theater were applauding at the end. I can't wait to get the DVD.
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