Hidetoshi Nishijima (right) plays a master chef in The Last Recipe (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Yojiro Takita. Kazunari Ninomiya co-stars.

The Last Recipe film review: food porn galore in Japanese melodrama by Yojiro Takita

Story of a chef tasked with recreating another chef’s meal from 80 years earlier, Oscar winning director’s film is gorgeously shot, even if he lingers too long over the food; a shame, then, that the chefs are such unsympathetic characters

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Hidetoshi Nishijima (right) plays a master chef in The Last Recipe (category IIA; Japanese), directed by Yojiro Takita. Kazunari Ninomiya co-stars.
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