★★★★★ "One of the sweetest and most enjoyable films of the year." - Stuff.co.nz.
Self-taught ramen master Masamoto Ueda and his wife Kazuko have run their Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei for more than 40 years. Scores of devoted customers have joined them in creating an intimate place of community. On the weekends, they venture together across the Japanese countryside, harvesting pears, bamboo shoots, and wild mountain yams.
Acknowledging that nothing lasts forever and that the master must retire someday, everyone resolves to make the best of what time remains — to truly appreciate this special place, this uniquely delicious and soul-nourishing food, and this special community of friends before it is gone forever.
★★★★★ "Will restore your faith in humanity. And noodles." "I loved it" - Graeme Tuckett, Stuff.co.nz