Jiro Dreams of Sushi


1h 21m 2011

Brief Synopsis

The story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be award

Film Details

Also Known As
Jiro sni o sushi, SushiƔlmok
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Documentary
Foreign
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Fortissimo Films ; Preferred Content ; Preferred Content ; Sundial Pictures
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; Abc Distribution ; Cinemien ; Golden Village ; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O. ; Magnolia Home Entertainment ; Magnolia Pictures ; Mozinet ; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse) ; Thunderbird Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m

Synopsis

The story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro's sushi bar. For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro's relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro's legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father's shadow.

Film Details

Also Known As
Jiro sni o sushi, SushiƔlmok
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Documentary
Foreign
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Fortissimo Films ; Preferred Content ; Preferred Content ; Sundial Pictures
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures; Abc Distribution ; Cinemien ; Golden Village ; Gutek Film Sp. Z O.O. ; Magnolia Home Entertainment ; Magnolia Pictures ; Mozinet ; Nonstop Entertainment (Nse) ; Thunderbird Releasing

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Spring March 9, 2012

Released in United States 2011

Released in United States 2012

Released in United States on Video July 24, 2012

Released in United States 2011 (Sterling US Competition)

Released in United States 2011 (World Cinema)

Released in United States 2011 (World Documentary Feature Competition)

Released in United States 2012 (True Stories)

Limited Release in United States Spring March 9, 2012

Documentary directorial debut for David Gelb.

Released in United States on Video July 24, 2012