Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords culture, family, food
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jiro Ono Actor Himself 1 1000001
Yoshikazu Ono Actor Himself 1 1000002
Yamamoto Mas Actor Himself 1 1000003
David Gelb Director n/a 2 2000001
Kevin Iwashina Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tom Pellegrini Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Gelb Producer n/a 3 3000003
Matthew Weaver Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Joey Carey Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Stefan Nowicki Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Chris Kelly Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Jennifer Kelly Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Ross Dinerstein Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000009
Jeremy Umland Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000010
Ed Odjana Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000011
David Gelb Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Gelb Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Darren Warkentin Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000002
Tim Hoogenakker Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000003
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.