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Udon (2006)

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


Katsuyuki Motohiro


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûsuke Santamaria Yûsuke Santamaria ... Kosuke Matsui
Manami Konishi Manami Konishi ... Kyoko Miyagawa
Tortoise Matsumoto Tortoise Matsumoto ... Shosuke Suzuki
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki ... Mari Fujimoto
Takeshi Masu Takeshi Masu ... Masanori Otani
Jin Katagiri Jin Katagiri ... Kenjiro Mishima
Jun Kaname ... Kazuya Aoki
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Ryoichi Fujimoto
Katsumi Kiba Katsumi Kiba ... Takutomi Matsui
Tôru Emori Tôru Emori
Sayoko Ninomiya Sayoko Ninomiya
Mayumi Myosei Mayumi Myosei
Hiroyuki Morisaki Hiroyuki Morisaki
Hideki Nakano Hideki Nakano
Munenori Nagano Munenori Nagano


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

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

26 August 2006 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan See more »


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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This movie is set in Kagawa prefecture in Japan. It is the smallest prefecture and somewhat rural. It is famous for udon noodles. See more »

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A must see
30 April 2007 | by maurazosSee 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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