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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

A celebrated sushi chef manages his world-famous restaurant while preparing to pass his legacy to his son

SUSHI SUPREME A master sushi chef works to perfect his skill in Jiro Dreams of Sushi
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SUSHI SUPREME A master sushi chef works to perfect his skill in Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Details Limited Release: Mar 09, 2012; Rated: PG; Length: 81 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

This documentary follows Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old world-renowned sushi chef who owns a small restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. As the first sushi chef to receive three Michelin stars, Ono's life goal is perfecting the art of sushi. Yet like any artist, he still believes there is much left to learn. The film also focuses on Ono's son, Yoshikazu, who will eventually take over the restaurant and feels pressured by filling his father's shoes.

Originally posted Feb 06, 2012
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Weekend of Aug 17 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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1. $28.4 2 $117.6 C+
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* in millions