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Set in Sapporo during the oil crisis of the early '70s, the film centers on the Hokkaitei soba stand run by a stoic patriarch (Tsunehiko Watase) and his perky wife (Yoshie Ichige). One New Year's day, a haggard-looking mother (Pinko Izumi) and her two adorable moppets (Masaya Obi and Hidetsugu Takiguchi) poke their heads into the restaurant and ask for a single bowl of kakesoba. Noticing that the trio is looking a little low in the heels, she puts in an extra scoop of noodles. The youngest boy declares that the soba is delicious. The next year, the same threesome appears again asking for one bowl of kakesoba. This time the old man dumps in two helpings. He is struck by how much the youngest looks like their own son who was hit by a truck three years previous. The following year, the three return and this time the mother tells her story...

  1. Katsumi Nishikawa

    Director

  2. Ai Nagai

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Pinko Izumi

    Pinko Izumi

    Mother

  2. Shingo Tsurumi

    Shingo Tsurumi

    Elder brother

  3. Hiroshi Satô

    Younger brother

  4. Masaya Obi

    Elder brother as a boy

  5. Hidetsugu Takiguchi

    Younger brother as a boy

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One Bowl of Kakesoba

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Original Title 一杯のかけそば

Status Released

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  • February 15, 1992
    Theatrical

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Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 38m

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