Imagine what it would be like to be the best in the world at something. Comprehend the devotion it takes to be recognized as the single greatest practitioner of a certain skill. That doesn’t happen by luck, or just innate skill. It requires an almost monastic devotion to your chosen field. Jiro Dreams of Sushi
is an enthralling look at one person who has made the sacrifices necessary to be the best of the best.
David Gelb’s debut feature focuses on Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi chef who runs Sukiyabashi Jiro, a tiny restaurant -- there are no bathrooms -- that can seat only ten people at a time and serves only sushi. No appetizers, no desserts, just su...