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‘Ramen Shop' serves up delightful, poignant tale

3 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

MOVIE REVIEW
“RAMEN SHOP”
Not rated. In Japanese and Mandarin with subtitles. At Kendall Square Cinema.
Grade: B+
Not since Ang Lee's“Eat Drink Man Woman,” a 1994 entry featuring more on-camera cooking than even “Babette's Feast,” has a film explored the connection between food and family as powerfully as “Ramen Shop.” A unique story about the cuisine-based cultural influences and lingering nationalist resentment over wartime atrocities, the film tells the story of a young Japanese man on a journey of self discovery that will involve a lot of cooking and eating.
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