Umami - Il quinto sapore

original title:

Umami - Il quinto sapore

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

editing:

Gianni Del Popolo

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music:

Valerio Minicillo

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country:

Italy

year:

2020

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colour

status:

In post-production (10/12/2020)

Imagine being thirty years old, living with your parents and hoping to change the world with your degree in agronomy. Imagine working at your girlfriend’s restaurant, she’s the most beautiful woman in the world and you’ll be marrying her in a couple of weeks.
Now, imagine deciding to overturn your life, seeking the heady thrill of complete self-sufficiency, only to end up living in the house of a cook with an obsession for cooking, who one fine day introduces you to “Umami”.
Umami – The Fifth Taste. Because, he explains, the tastes aren’t 4, but 5. You know the sweetness of the honey that mama has been adding to your milk every day for the last thirty years? The sourness when at the University they told you to give up hope? And can you remember the bitterness of the bills to pay for the new house you’ll be building with your fiancée? And the saltiness of when you find out that your future in-laws want you to take over the nmanagement of their restaurant? Well, there is also the taste of Umami… The savor of when your life is about to change forever…