Plot & Details
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.
The feature film debut of director David Gelb, 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro's life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 81min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/09/2012
- DVD Release Date: 07/24/2012
- Distributor(s): Magnolia Pictures
- Director(s): David Gelb
- Starring: Jiro Ono , Yoshikazu Ono , Takashi Ono , Masuhiro Yamamoto
- Themes: Ladder to the Top,Obsessive Quests,Fathers and Sons
- Tone: Intimate,Poignant
- Keywords: Japanese [nationality], behind-the-scenes, chef, sushi
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (03-09-2012)
- Language: Japanese