Sweet Bean Rated NR

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SWEET BEAN is a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When seventy-six-year-old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. With Tokue's new home cooked sweet bean paste recipe, Sentaro's business begins to flourish, but Tokue is afflicted with an illness that, once revealed, drives her into isolation once again.

Naomi Kawase
Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase
Release Date
March 18, 2016

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  • @botanicalgarden

    @tiger We're watching a movie from Japan called, 'Sweet Bean'. If you don't know it, you might enjoy it. Netflix.

  • @helgaindra

    Recommended movie: Sweet Bean :')

  • @OmbreDeLaLune

    Lovely movie at Lucem House tonight 'Sweet bean', a Japanese meditation on life and red beans paste pancakes. 1/2


    every time i crave dorayaki i can't stop thinking about the sweet bean movie and i just get really emo

  • @CandourThe

    Sweet Bean Movie https://t.co/wXWdmcfohH https://t.co/RUMZEVJy1Q