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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.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 19th, 2016 (Limited) by IFC Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Food, Japan, Gastronomy
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

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

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