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« on: August 30, 2009, 03:25:32 PM »


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092048/


Watched it today for the first time and was somewhat disappointed, but not because the movie itself was bad but because it was falsely advertised as a ''noodle western'' (Japanese W). Not to spoil myself the pleasure I didn't search the net, and thus was quite surprised to watch a movie whose (main) plot revolves about a female restaurant owner that doesn't know how to make good soup or noodles. I was waiting for some dirty outlaw to pop out from the back...

Anyways - it's a funny and entertaining movie, albeit a little ''Orientally strange''. I guess that makes it perfect for those ''foreign culture junkies'' out there. Some explorations of the links between food and sexuality I didn't like at all (the shrimps must have had a great time), it seemed completely out of place.


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