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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 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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Food movie. Realistic.
8 January 2007 | by anniegiiSee all my reviews

I think the Japanese have a fine sense of the human nature. Tension and conflict abound within and between individuals and many of the important characters experience some form of personal growth.

A young boy is in complete conflict with his father as he has no intention to take over the family business, as is expected of him. After failing to make it in the big city, the boy returns to the small town. On a mission to locate all the Udon Shops in the area he finally comes to value Udon.

This is a real food movie. As soon as the action picks up there are many scenes of making and preparing Udon which include (appealing to our senses) close ups of prepared Udon.

Oishi !!!

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