In January 2015, charismatic chef René Redzepi’s Noma, recognized multiple times by Restaurant magazine as the world’s best restaurant, moved its entire team from Denmark to Japan. Redzepi and his crew are known for their one-of-a-kind cooking and for distilling the Danish landscape and experience onto a plate. Can they apply their philosophy to an entirely foreign context, using ingredients that they’ve never seen before, all while under the intense pressure and scrutiny that come with running the world’s best restaurant?
ANTS ON A SHRIMP is a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of creativity and inspiration, and a journey of discovery into the people, places, sights, sounds, and flavors of one of the world’s most amazing food cultures. For the first time ever, audiences will get a glimpse into the mind of one of the world’s most influential people (according to Time magazine) as he and his international team undertake one of the biggest challenges of their careers. This food-filled documentary culminates in the creation of a 14-course menu using only Japanese ingredients, and inspired by one of the most beautiful and often forbidding countries in the world.
–Berlin Film Festival guide