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The Pursuit of Perfection

Toshimichi Saito
Japan      79 m.
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Focusing on four of the leading chefs in Japan today, this documentary explores the truth behind Japan's unique and sophisticated food culture. Each takes meticulous care of their own dishes in pursuit of perfection, but their approaches are quite different, even contrasting. With different sets of roots and beliefs, some pursue spiritual cultivation or aesthetic creativity, while the others seek high-quality ingredients by building close relationships with local suppliers. How do their personalities and struggles result in their masterpieces? World-renowned food experts and gastronomists also guide the audience into the further depths of the stories behind the chefs' endless pursuit. Through these four chefs, you’ll learn that Tokyo is one of the world’s greatest food cities.

Director
Toshimichi Saito (Japan)
Screenplay
Toshimichi Saito
Production
AOI Pro. Inc. (Japan)
Akihiko Yose
Sales
GAGA Corporation (Japan)
Photography
Shinnosuke Fukushima
Edition
Toshimichi Saito, Madoka Miyazaki
Music
Dylan Glatthorn
Sound
Kosuke Yanagida
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Running Time
79 m.
Original language of the film
English , Japanese , Spanish
Country
Japan
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