Jiro dreams of Sushi

Documentary | USA 2010 | 82' | Subtitled English

A sushi bar in the basement of a high-rise office building in Tokyo: ten seats, no frills, no restroom – three stars in the Guide Michelin. Jiro Ono has been the man behind the counter here for decades. He exclusively prepares the famed bites of fish on lumps of rice. The 85-year-old’s mission: perfect sushi. Set menus start at 300 dollars, reservations compulsory. In his documentary, filmmaker David Gelb provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of the Sukibayashi Jiro restaurant. How does one recognize the best tuna? How long should an octopus be massaged until it is perfectly tender? Which is the ideal temperature for sushi rice? Jiro Ono keeps no secrets – he knows that his experience and his devotion to his craft are not easily replicated. He rules his little empire in the manner of a Zen master, and refuses to scale back, much less retire from his work. In these times of TV cookery shows, gastronomic events, and sushi restaurant chains, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” reinspires awe for the fine art of cooking.

Director
David Gelb
Photography
David Gelb
Editor
Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer
Sound
Robert Weiss
Producers
Tom Pelligrini, Kevin Iwashina
Executive Producers
Joey Carey,Stefan Nowicki,Matt Weaver
Production
Corner Store Entertainment, Sundial Pictures, Preferred Content

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Selected filmography David Gelb

LETHARGY (2002), THE KING OF CENTRAL PARK (2006), THE WILLOWZ: SEEINSQUARES (2006), SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007), JESS + MOSS (2011)