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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
Jiro Dreams of Sushi poster Rating: 7.9/10 (23,625 votes)
Director: David Gelb
Writer: N/A
Stars: Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama, Hachiro Mizutani, Harutaki Takahashi
Runtime: 81 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Documentary
Released: 15 Mar 2012
Plot: A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.
Even if you don’t like sushi, you’ll be salivating over this documentary, which not only lovingly photographs Jiro Ono’s $500/plate delicacies, but also goes deep into his work ethic and passion. Gelb’s exploration of one man’s pursuit of total perfection, and the personal cost of that pursuit, is utterly captivating regardless of your food cravings. Gelb could have made a documentary about any person who is at the top of their field, but focusing on Jiro Ono opens up the door to not only a feast for the senses (you can almost taste the sashimi), but also a fascinating look at Japanese culture, especially with regards to Jiro’s complicated relationship with his two sons. It’s a filling documentary even if it leaves you physically hungry for such delicious-looking food. – Matt Goldberg
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