Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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Release Date: March 16, 2012 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: July 24, 2012

1h 21m | Documentary


Jiro Ono, 85, is the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo. He's devoted his life to perfecting the art of making sushi, working from sunrise to sunset each day, carefully molding and finessing the presentation of each sushi creation.

Despite the fact that his restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, only seats ten, it has won the prestigious 3-Star Michelin review, making him the oldest Michelin chef alive.

The movie also delves into how Jiro's ambition has rubbed off on his sons as well. Although eldest son Yoshikazu will inherit his father's sushi empire, Jiro is not yet ready to retire or to relinquish any of his responsibilities. Though Yoshikazu is unable to reach his full potential with his famous father guiding and critiquing every decision, he is nonetheless proud to learn from a true sushi master.

Director: David Gelb
Studio: Corner Store Entertainment
Producer(s): Kevin Iwashina, Tom Pelligrini
Cast: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono
Official Site: http://jiromovie.com


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