Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master jiro ono, his business in the basement of a tokyo office building, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, yoshikazu.


Studio Magnolia Pictures
SKU 230650886
UPC 876964004732
UPC 14 00876964004732
Format DVD
Release Date 10/21/2014
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Note Jiro Ono is one of the most-respected and acclaimed sushi chefs in Japan. At the age of 85, he operates an exclusive sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, with a long waiting list for reservations (the restaurant has a mere ten tables and a typical meal costs $300) and a prized three-star rating from the Michelin restaurant guide. Perfecting the art of sushi has been one of Ono's obsessions since he was a young man, and filmmaker David Gelb offers a delicious look into his life and work in the documentary JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI. In the film, Ono discusses his unhappy childhood, his early days in the restaurant game, and his techniques and philosophies about his chosen dish; he also interacts with fish dealers and his two sons, both gifted chefs who live and work in their father's shadow. JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI was an official selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.
Los Angeles Times "JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is as elegant and tasty as the splendid sushi prepared by the man in the title, and that is saying a lot." 03/16/2012
Film Comment "Ono may be the center of this universe, but the real star of the film is the sushi..." 03/01/2012
Movieline "[A] portrait of a master. In its deeper layers, it explores what drives us to make things: Beautiful, jewel-like things, or things that delight our palate -- or, in this case, both." 03/07/2012
Wall Street Journal "At the age of 85, the subject of this fascinating documentary not only dreams of sushi but still drives himself to make it better....David Gelb's film is a study in perfectionism..." 03/22/2012
Entertainment Weekly "It's no surprise that the tall, spry jokey Jiro is a perfectionist, but the film's real allure is his obsession with simplicity..." -- Grade: B 03/30/2012
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "As a documentary about world-class sushi, this film is definitive." 04/04/2012
Cast & Crew
David Gelb - Director of Photography
Jiro Ono - Host
Yoshikazu Ono - Host
Masuhiro Yamamoto - Host
Takashi Ono - Host
David Gelb - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00876964004732
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 82 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
DVD, Widescreen, English, Spanish, Subtitled
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Video Format DVD

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