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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Rated PG 81 min. 2012



In this documentary by first-time feature maker David Gelb, we meet Jiro Ono, the legendary sushi chef and octogenarian proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat sushi joint located below ground level near a Tokyo subway station. In 2008, his establishment was awarded the exceedingly prestigious three-star rating from Michelin, which also made Jiro the oldest chef to ever achieve that distinction. Gelb's film is, first and foremost, unapologetic food porn (although a note of contrition comes late with an acknowledgment of the crisis in overfishing, partly because of the worldwide popularity of sushi, once a niche cuisine). Most fascinating is Jiro's relationship with his elder son Yoshikazu, who is still waiting, in his 50s, to fulfill his obligation to take over the restaurant.

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Official Site: www.magpictures.com/jirodreamsofsushi

Director: David Gelb

Producer: Kevin Iwashina, Matt Weaver, Tom Pellegrini and David Gelb

Cast: Jiro Ono

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