'Tampopo' has blown back to our screens

Film | Wide Angle Jan 4, 2017

'Tampopo' has blown back to our screens

by Mark Schilling

Released in 1985, Juzo Itami's "Tampopo" was famously a flop in Japan, but a hit abroad, especially in the United States, where it became the second-highest-earning Japanese film ever. This "noodle Western" about a rough-hewn truck driver (Tsutomu Yamazaki) who helps a spunky widow ...