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Release Date: March 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2012

PG|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
Revered sushi chef Jiro Ono strives for perfection in his work, while his eldest son, Yoshikazu, has trouble living up to his father's legacy.

Cast: Jiro Ono

Director: David Gelb

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Sundial Pictures, Preferred Content

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • One of the film's best moments of deliciousness comes with the revelation that Yoshikazu, rather than his father, made the sushi that won the Michelin inspectors over; so much for working humbly in the old man's shadow. show more

  • It's torture to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi - if you are on an empty stomach. David Gelb's documentary on Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi chef whose Tokyo restaurant received three Michelin stars is a paean to perfectionism and crafty bit of food porn. show more

  • David Gelb's thoughtful and wonderful documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, explores the dedication of this humble, bespectacled man, and the Zen-like focus he has for his work - or, as many would claim, for his art. show more

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