GUNPOWDER & SKY - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, USA

Documentary - Completed 2017

& Awards

Hot Docs 2017
IDFA 2017
Denver FF 2017
San Sebastian 2017
Bergen IFF 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Koki SHIGENO
    • Synopsis
    • Considered an edible embrace, comforting ephemera and an art form by master chefs and legions of fans, ramen - the perfectly slurpable combination of broth and noodles - inspires umami poetry. Japan's reigning king of ramen, Osamu Tomita, takes us into his kitchen, where he shares recipes, trade secrets and flavour philosophies. A mouthwatering survey of culinary history, famous restaurants and specialty ingredients, Ramen Heads makes a compelling case for finding Japan's heart through its stomach. Chef Tomita takes the viewer on a tasting tour that includes visits to his favourite shops (some are even kept anonymous for fear of discovery), long waits in even longer lines and behind-the-scenes access to his restaurant's 10th anniversary. Together with two other ramen masters, he creates a once-in-a-lifetime batch of ramen he hopes will inspire the next generation. For this event, foodies wait overnight for limited meal tickets. Ramen is a rock star.