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Shiawase no pan (2012)

A couple decide to relocate from Tokyo to the northern island of Hokkaido where they settle and establish a bakery and café called Mani. One cooks. The other bakes. Everyone walks out happy... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tomoyo Harada ... Rie
Yô Ôizumi ... Sang
Ken Mitsuishi
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morio Agata ... Abe
Riki Honda
Nobue Iketani ... Hirokawa's wife
Kenta Imanishi
Reika Kirishima ... Miku's mother
Kanna Mori
Yasuhi Nakamura
Nozomi Ohashi ... (voice)
Maki Shinta
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A couple decide to relocate from Tokyo to the northern island of Hokkaido where they settle and establish a bakery and café called Mani. One cooks. The other bakes. Everyone walks out happy and satisfied, no matter the time of day, time of year or their mental state when they walked in. Written by aghaemi

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28 January 2012 (Japan)  »

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Bread of Happiness  »

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JPY 3,550,620 (Japan), 29 January 2012, Limited Release
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First of several films set in Hokkaido planned by director Yukiko Mishima. See more »

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Hitotsudake
lyrics and composed by 'akiko yano'
performed by 'akiko yano' & 'kiyoshiro imawano'
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Will warm your heart and calm you down.
25 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie ought to make you sit back in your chair and imagine living in such a place.For me, I would sail my boat on that beautiful lake on summer afternoons and then go to Cafe Mani for Mizushima's breads and Rie-san's meals-then sail home to bed,with the sunset, smiling all the way. Basically,we follow 3 stories,the big city girl, a little girl and her divorced father,and a aged married couple-all who come under the almost zen-like spell cast by the two young owners of this café/B&B. Visually this film is astounding,everything seems so organic-there is one car,one motorcycle,one scooter and a bus-you never see anything plastic. Hats and scarves are hand-knitted,not bought. One thing left to your imagination is how hard Rie and Nao must work to run Cafe Mani,but we see more the rewards of their labor-especially through the friends and regular customers there and the amazing respect and honor people can show each other,if taught to do so... Make of this review what you will.


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