Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords biographical, chef, culture, early 2000s, elderly, family, father/son, food, Japan, lyrical, philosophical
Status Released
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joey Carey Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Stefan Nowicki Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Chris Kelly Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Matthew Weaver Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
David Gelb Producer n/a 3 3000003
David Gelb Director n/a 2 2000001
Kevin Iwashina Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tom Pellegrini Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jennifer Kelly Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Ross M. Dinerstein Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000009
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
Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Gelb Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Jeremy Umland Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000010
Ed Odjana Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000011
HIromichi Honda Himself n/a 121208 1000019
Syozo Someya Himself n/a 121208 1000018
Daisuke Nakazama Himself n/a 121208 1000006
Hachiro Mizutani Himself n/a 121208 1000007
Harutaki Takahashi Himself n/a 121208 1000008
Masuhiro Yamamoto Himself n/a 121208 1000005
Yamamoto Mas Himself n/a 121208 1000004
Yoshikazu Ono Himself n/a 121208 1000002
Takashi Ono Himself n/a 121208 1000003
Hiroki Fujita Himself n/a 121208 1000009
Tsunenori Ida Himself n/a 121208 1000010
Yukio Watanabe Himself n/a 121208 1000015
Kazunori Kumakawa Himself n/a 121208 1000016
Kazuo Fukaya Himself n/a 121208 1000017
Hiroshi Okuda Himself n/a 121208 1000014
Shizuo Oyama Himself n/a 121208 1000013
Toichiro Iida Himself n/a 121208 1000011
Akihiro Oyama Himself n/a 121208 1000012
Jiro Ono Himself n/a 121208 1000001
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.