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Sweet Bean (2015)

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Not Rated | | Drama | 30 May 2015 (Japan)
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Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director:

Naomi Kawase

Writers:

Durian Sukegawa (based on the novel by), Naomi Kawase (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Kirin Kiki ... Tokue
Masatoshi Nagase ... Sentarô
Kyara Uchida Kyara Uchida ... Wakana
Miki Mizuno Miki Mizuno
Miu Takeuchi Miu Takeuchi
Saki Takahashi Saki Takahashi
Yurie Murata Yurie Murata
Taiga Nakano ... Yôhei (as Taiga)
Wakato Kanematsu Wakato Kanematsu ... Wakato
Miyoko Asada Miyoko Asada ... Shop Owner's Wife
Etsuko Ichihara 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 red bean paste 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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A Sweet Taste Of Life.

Genres:

Drama

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Beautiful film
8 December 2015 | by athena-no-saintoSee all my reviews

The last film directed by Naomi Kawase and I think the first in which she didn't use a script of her own , being an adaptation from a novel....

Watching the trailer you can feel that the movie is something more that it shows, being this a great success because they didn't spoil the most important part of the plot, letting the audience discover the truth about this characters while watching the movie.

The film is a beautiful tale about redemption, friendship and nature, told through a slow and very poetic style but although that it is a slow movie , I didn't even notice the duration of it because I was absorbed into the story...

I have read a lot about Naomi Kawase work and I was very interested but I've never had the chance of watch any of her movies until now, I have read that this one is her less personal and more commercial film but I'm looking forward to watch her previous works...I have really enjoyed her intimate way of tell stories and her exquisite style, I instantly became a fan of her...

The worst thing about this movie is that it makes you hungry Emoticono tongue

VERY GOOD MOVIE


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Country:

Japan | France | Germany

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 May 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY234,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,630, 20 March 2016

Gross USA:

$124,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,728,350
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2.35 : 1
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