Sweet Bean

Sweet Bean

Kirin Kiki
Director: Naomi Kawase Cast: Kirin Kiki
Kirin Kiki
, Masatoshi Nagase
Masatoshi Nagase
, Kyara Uchida
Kyara Uchida
Naomi Kawase


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A restless bakery owner falls in love with his job once again after hiring an elderly assistant in this intimate slice-of-life drama. Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase), who has becomes slightly bored with his job as a breakfast cook, takes in the 76-year-old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) as an employee after posted an advertisement in the paper. Tokue lends her recipe for the perfect pan paste, used as a filling for dorayaki pancakes, that gives the bakery some prominence and prestige. However, an illness forces the culinary sage to draw back from the job that has given her new life. ~ Tom Ciampoli

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2016
UPC: 0738329207120
Original Release: 2015
Rating: NR
Source: Lorber Films (Kino)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 42,648

Special Features

Lies (2015), a short film by Naomi Kawase; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sweet Bean
1. Dorayaki Shop [12:01]
2. Chunky Bean Paste [8:06]
3. Hired [13:59]
4. No Sweet Tooth [7:50]
5. Talking To The Beans [14:04]
6. Burden [10:25]
7. Letter From Tokue [12:28]
8. Sanatorium [10:53]
9. Remodeling [7:45]
10. Cherry Blossoms [15:46]

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