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Single mom Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the 'wrong' race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.Written by
The film was shot in real working restaurants on the days they were closed. On the days the restaurants were open, the crew would work from 5am until 11am, just before the Coach Sushi opened up for it's lunch patrons. Was also filmed in B Dama Restaurant and Mijori in Oakland, CA. See more »
[showing the octopus]
Ah... like a taco?
[gesturing for the mexican cuisine]
Yeah, I guess so.
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Love the uniqueness of the story... I mean how many non-male, non-Japanese sushi chefs do you see? I loved that the lead is a very strong female (Hispanic!) character (all too rare these days).
Wonderful acting, writing, editing, directing.
Beautiful sushi and watching it being made was fascinating.
This film brought tears to my eyes many times and I left the theater wanting a sushi dinner! Definitely the best movie I've seen all year... actually I've seen it twice and can't wait to see it again! Brought friends the second time I saw it who all felt the same :)
I can't wait to see this movie again.
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