6.7/10
297
1 user 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Yukiko Mishima

Writer:

Yukiko Mishima (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Where are we welcome? On a quiet street in Helsinki, Sachie has opened a diner featuring rice balls. For a month she has no customers. Then, in short order, she has her first customer, ... See full summary »

Director: Naoko Ogigami
Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Hairi Katagiri, Masako Motai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ichiko lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.

Director: Jun'ichi Mori
Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu
Rentaneko (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A single woman runs a rent-a-cat service to provide companions for lonely people.

Director: Naoko Ogigami
Stars: Mikako Ichikawa, Reiko Kusamura, Ken Mitsuishi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ichi Mori
Stars: Ai Hashimoto, Mayu Matsuoka, Yôichi Nukumizu
Megane (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Taeko is a stressed career woman who leaves her life in the city for an island vacation. The vacation does not become what she expected as everyone on the island is strange.

Director: Naoko Ogigami
Stars: Satomi Kobayashi, Mikako Ichikawa, Ryo Kase
Ôbâ fensu (2016)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A recently divorced and traumatized man moves to Hakodate, Hokkaido and attends a vocational college to learn carpentry along with several other students who are in the same boat as he. ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Stars: Joe Odagiri, Yû Aoi, Shôta Matsuda
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother ... See full summary »

Director: Naoko Ogigami
Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Mugi Kadowaki, Kenta Kiritani
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A strict, but caring mother has an awakening when she is told she has cancer and it is terminal. She has a few months. She needs to complete her tasks in that short time frame. She needs to... See full summary »

Director: Ryôta Nakano
Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Hana Sugisaki, Aoi Itô
Nagai iiwake (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on a book by writer - director Miwa Nishikawa, a recently widowed writer ( Masahiro Motoki,Departures)whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief,or lack of it, in ... See full summary »

Director: Miwa Nishikawa
Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Pistol Takehara, Eri Fukatsu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Kidzhima Yasube, the Samurai of the period Edo, is postponed to 180 years ahead to Japan of our days. There he meets the divorced woman Hiroko and her son Tomoyey. She invites Yasube to ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshihiro Nakamura
Stars: Ryô Nishikido, Fuku Suzuki, Rie Tomosaka
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After failing his university entrance examinations and being left by his girlfriend, Yuki Hirano decides to join a forestry training program only to discover that the job is much harder ... See full summary »

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô
Sweet Bean (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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 »

Director: Naomi Kawase
Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tomoyo Harada Tomoyo Harada ... Rie
Yô Ôizumi ... Sang
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi
Kimiko Yo ... Yoko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morio Agata Morio Agata ... Abe
Yûta Hiraoka
Riki Honda Riki Honda
Nobue Iketani Nobue Iketani ... Hirokawa's wife
Kenta Imanishi Kenta Imanishi
Reika Kirishima Reika Kirishima ... Miku's mother
Kanna Mori Kanna Mori
Katsuo Nakamura
Yasuhi Nakamura Yasuhi Nakamura
Nozomi Ohashi Nozomi Ohashi ... (voice)
Maki Shinta Maki Shinta
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 January 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Bread of Happiness See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

JPY 3,550,620 (Japan), 29 January 2012, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First of several films set in Hokkaido planned by director Yukiko Mishima. See more »

Soundtracks

Hototsudake
performed by 'akiko yano' & 'kiyoshiro imawano'
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Will warm your heart and calm you down.
25 March 2013 | by thorsailSee 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.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed