Noriben – the recipe for fortune

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Ended 11 April 2014
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The Japan Foundation

*** All films are subtitled in Thai unless specified otherwise ***
*** Free admission at the Seminar Room of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok
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April theme: Family

Directed by OGATA Akira
2009
107 mins.

Komaki NAGAI, 31, was raised in the working-class Kyojima area of Tokyo. She has had enough of her good-for-nothing younger husband, Noritomo, and takes her daughter, Noriko, aka ‘Nonchan,’ back to live with her mother at the Kyojima home that she was raised in. Komaki doesn’t want to become a burden to her mother, Fumiyo, so looks for a job. But there are few employment opportunities for an over-30 single mother with no qualifications and no experience. She accepts a part-time job for the time being, and re-encounters her former senior high school classmate, Tateo. Komaki is developing a passion for Tateo, who takes her to a small tavern called "Totoya." There, she tastes the ‘mackerel in miso’ and is astonished. She is completely enraptured by the taste, and becomes determined to open the "ultimate cheap but tasty box lunch shop." She enlists the assistance of "Totoya," but then...

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