ramenshop banner 1200x600 1
World Cinema

Ramen Shop

Year 2018
Runtime 90 mins
Language Japanese/English/Mandarin/Cantonese
Subtitles English

Masato works with his father Kazuo and uncle Akio in their family ramen shop. Kazuo isn’t very warm to Masato, a behaviour that Akio attributes to the death of Masato’s mother. After Kazuo passes away suddenly, Masato goes through his father’s belongings and discovers his mother’s journal. That journal makes him go to Singapore to discover his roots and uncover the secrets of the Singaporean dish Bak kut teh (Pork rib soup) that made his father fall for his mother.


In the tradition of TAMPOPO and EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN, RAMEN SHOP is a mouth-watering film that scrumptiously shows that in different cultures, food is more than just sustenance.


Sachin Gandhi


This film is preceded by the short film, SISTER


Berlinale



Community Partner: Malaysian Singaporean Bruneian Community Association

Countries

France Japan Singapore
Director
Eric Khoo
Producer
Yutaka Tachibana, Tan Fong Cheng, Masa Sawada, Eric Le Bot, Huang Junxiang
Screenwriter
Tan Fong Cheng, Wong Kim Hoh
Cinematographer
Brian Gothong Tan
Editor
Natalie Soh
Music
Kevin Mathews
Cast
Takumi Saito, Jeanette Aw, Mark Lee, Beatrice Chien, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Seiko Matsuda