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Sweet Bean ()

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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?

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Tokue
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Sentarô
Kyara Uchida ...
Wakana
Miki Mizuno
Miu Takeuchi
Saki Takahashi
Yurie Murata
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Yôhei (as Taiga)
Wakato Kanematsu ...
Wakato
Miyoko Asada ...
Shop Owner's Wife
Etsuko Ichihara ...
Yoshiko

Directed by

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Naomi Kawase

Written by

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Durian Sukegawa ... (based on the novel by)
 
Naomi Kawase ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Kenji Asai ... associate producer
Kôichirô Fukushima ... producer (as Koichiro Fukushima)
Martin Hampel ... line producer
Akira Ikeda ... associate producer
Thanassis Karathanos ... co-producer
Naomi Kawase ... associate producer
Yasuhiro Kihara ... associate producer
Kenichi Miyata ... associate producer
Yoshito Ohyama ... producer
Hiroshi Okumura ... associate producer
Hiroaki Saitô ... line producer
Masa Sawada ... producer
Holger Stern ... associate producer
Masashiro Watanabe ... associate producer
Hiroshi Yamamoto ... associate producer

Music by

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David Hadjadj

Cinematography by

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Shigeki Akiyama

Film Editing by

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Tina Baz

Art Direction by

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Kyôko Heya

Costume Design by

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Miwako Kobayashi

Makeup Department

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Saki Hosaka ... special make up assistant
Fumie Iida ... special make up
Naoko Koizumi ... hair stylist
Sayaka Matsuda ... special make up assistant
Maki Okada ... special make up assistant

Production Management

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Laurent Harjani ... production manager
Antoine Jouve ... assistant production manager
Kazuhito Yamada ... location manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Miho Hôjô ... assistant director
Yuki Kondo ... first assistant director
Keita Kumano ... assistant director

Art Department

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Hisatoshi Goshozono ... props
Kyôsuke Makino ... props
Akihiro Miyamoto ... assistant art director
Yohei Yamada ... coating
Ayaka Ôsuga ... assistant art director
Yuki Ôta ... coating

Sound Department

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Boris Chapelle ... supervising sound editor
Roman Dymny ... supervising sound editor
Olivier Goinard ... re-recording mixer
Thomas Kalbér ... re-recording assistant mixer
Takayuki Kato ... sound recordist
Manuel Laval ... foley editor
Eiji Mori ... sound
Carsten Richter ... foley artist
Nathan Senot ... dubbing mixer
Marcus Sujata ... sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tetsuyuki Dômae ... steadycam assistant
Ryû Fujie ... lighting technician
Hideo Fujimoto ... camera operator
Tatsuya Hirayama ... lighting technician
Masaki Koike ... grip
Tatsuyuki Kôzen ... camera operator
Shin Momo ... still photographer
Kôji Shimauchi ... lighting technician
Takeshi Taguchi ... steadycam
Jirô Yamaguchi ... camera operator
Kazuko Yonezawa ... camera operator
Yasuhiro Ôta ... gaffer

Music Department

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Christopher Briquet ... orchestra manager
Karen Brunon ... violin
Cecile Coutelier ... music editor
Florence Delepine ... flutes
Doriane Gable ... violin
David Hadjadj ... piano
Cyrille Lacrouts ... cello solo
Constance Luzzati ... harp
Bruno Martinez ... clarinet
Béatrice Muthelet ... violin
Stéphane Reichart ... music scoring mixer
Yann Sauvereau ... score recording studio asst.
Tatjana Uhde ... cello
Arnaud Vallin ... violin

Other crew

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Hiroki Akutsu ... cooking advisor
Yumiko Chiba ... cooking advisor
Michiko Furukawa ... caterer
Shinji Kitagawa ... interpreter
Yukio Kumagai ... end titles
Christin Meyer ... Post Production Coordinator
Matsue Ogata ... cooking advisor
Reiji Ono ... dorayaki supervisor
Alex Panagakis ... publicist
Masako Sakamoto ... news desk
Mikiko Yamada ... cooking advisor

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines A Sweet Taste Of Life. See more »
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Also Known As
  • あん (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Les délices de Tokyo (France)
  • Sweet Red Bean Paste (France)
  • Kirschblüten und rote Bohnen (Germany)
  • Sweet Bean (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget JPY234,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The young actress playing Wakana is Kirin Kiki's granddaughter. See more »
Movie Connections Features Listen to the Azuki's Voice (2016). See more »

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