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Sweet Bean (2015)

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The manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Tokue
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Sentarô
Kyara Uchida ...
Wakana
Miki Mizuno
Miu Takeuchi
Saki Takahashi
Yurie Murata
Taiga ...
Yôhei
Wakato Kanematsu
Miyoko Asada ...
Shop Owner
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Yoshiko
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The manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food. Written by pagurus

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30 May 2015 (Japan)  »

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Sweet Bean  »

Box Office

Budget:

JPY 234,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,630 (USA) (18 March 2016)

Gross:

$60,757 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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The young actress playing Wakana is Kirin Kiki's granddaughter. See more »

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Beautiful, moving film.....
9 April 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this film with awe by its gentleness that goes straight to the heart...the actress who plays Tokue is a experienced actress and she has a beautiful smile that just melt your heart....Although it deals with leprosy but there is nothing hideous nor deformity which makes you feel uncomfortable. On the other hand, the beauty in everything which Tokue is seeing is so beautiful: the moon, the cherry blossoms, the sunlight...and the small bakery shop seems like a refuge for her....She has a mother-son relationship-like toward the baker and her acting is so natural that just moves you so much. I recommend this beautiful Japanese film to anyone. Don't miss out this rare pearl...


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