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Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2016)

Kampai! For the Love of Sake
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Sake, often called “Japanese rice wine,” is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice and has a wide range of flavor, consistency and price. This special drink has a long, deep history rooted in Japanese culture, but outside of Japan, as a specialty drink, it’s still not well understood. For many international diners, sake remains a mystery; a beautiful, tasty clear liquid that only has two questions to answer when ordering. Dry or sweet; and hot or cold? But of course to a true gourmets and aficionado sake is so much more than that, In this fascinating look at the universe of sake, three outsiders; a British sake brewer with 25 years of experience in Japan, an American journalist who has published multiple guidebooks on sake, and the young president of a centuries -old Japanese sake brewery who wants to make changes to his family legacy, join together to explore the mysterious world of sake illustrating how these unique individuals each have a role to play in the rich, complex, and spectacular world of sake.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Wagamama Media LLC, SYNCA Creations Inc,
Production Countries: Japan


Philip Harper    Himself/First non-Japanese (Master Brewer) from Britain
John Gauntner    Himself/Sake Journalist
Kosuke Kuji    Himself/Brewery Owner

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Mirai Konishi
Producer    Chiaki Yanagimoto
Executive Producer    Nao Komai
Executive Producer    Soojun Bae
Executive Producer    Michael J. Werner
Executive Producer    Nelleke Driessen
Editor    Mirai Konishi
Co-Producer    Kaoru Keyama
Co-Producer    Katsuya Suzuki
Cinematographer    Masami Inomoto
Cinematographer    Mirai Konishi
Composer    Stephen Viens

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