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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Documentary

best
THE VERY BEST

8.8

movie

Japan, United States of America

Japanese

Inspiring

2011

David Gelb

Daisuke Nakazama, David Gelb, Hachiro Mizutani

82 min

Synopsis

Revered sushi chef Jiro Ono strives for perfection in his work, while his eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father's legacy.

Our Take

8.8
Morgan

This surprising documentary follows Jiro, an 85 year old Japanese chef, his Michelin-starred restaurant in the Tokyo underground, and his eager sons. While ostensibly about sushi – and believe me, you’ll learn about sushi and see absolutely gorgeous images of the raw-fish creations – the film’s dramatic impetus is carried by the weight of tradition, the beauty of a labor of love, obsession, and the relationship between father and son. Truly a must-watch.

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Excellent movie.

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