The God of Ramen | Rāmen yori taisetsuna mono
directed by: Innami Takashi | 2013 | 90 min
For 50 years, day after day, the same queue of people wait for hours to get a bowl of famous ramen noodles. Behind the counter a bunch of young apprentices and a single master who is responsible for everything. But for what price? YAMAGISHI Kazuo, known as The God of Ramen - and his modest bistro Taishōken in Tokyo Ikebukuro district. For master Yamagishi his sole life space, for millions of Japanese a fascinating phenomenon. Some of them cannot even imagine their lives without ramen noodles made by this legendary chef. The time-collecting documentary which describes the closing years of one legend is marked with a stubborn afford to penetrate into the unapproachable heart of its protagonist.