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Sweet Bean

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The film centres around Sentaro, a middle-aged manager whose business takes off when he hires an eccentric 76-year-old woman who specializes in making dorayaki pancakes.
Actors: Etsuko Ichihara ,
Etsuko Ichihara
Etsuko Ichihara 24 January 1936, Chiba, Japan
Masatoshi Nagase ,
Masatoshi Nagase
Masatoshi Nagase 15 July 1966, Miyazaki, Japan
Saki Takahashi ,
Saki Takahashi
Saki Takahashi
Miyoko Asada ,
Miyoko Asada
Miyoko Asada 15 February 1956, Tokyo, Japan
Yurie Murata ,
Yurie Murata
Yurie Murata
Kirin Kiki ,
Kirin Kiki
Kirin Kiki 15 January 1943, Tokyo, Japan
Miki Mizuno ,
Miki Mizuno
Miki Mizuno 28 June 1974, Mie, Japan
Wakato Kanematsu ,
Wakato Kanematsu
Wakato Kanematsu
Kyara Uchida ,
Kyara Uchida
Kyara Uchida
Taiga ,
Taiga
Taiga
Miu Takeuchi
Miu Takeuchi
Miu Takeuchi 28 March 1985
...»
Genre: Drama
Director: Naomi Kawase
Naomi Kawase
Naomi Kawase 30 May 1969, Nara, Japan
Country: Japan, France
Release: 2015
IMDb: 7.4
Quality:
Duration: 113 min
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Sunday Independent (Ireland)
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August 08, 2016

A subtle treat, Sweet Bean is an unusual and interesting gentle pleasure.
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Wall Street Journal
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April 07, 2016

Ms. Kawase's sweet, slow film -- very slow, I'm obliged to say -- becomes a meditation on solitary lives lived at the margins of society; on old age, and on the urgency of telling our stories, which may sometimes include recipes.
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New York Times
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March 18, 2016

The movie, beautifully shot and acted, earns its ultimate sense of hope by confronting real heartbreak head-on, and with compassion.
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Irish Times
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August 09, 2016

Sweet Bean's gentle, quiet drama shares DNA with the work of Kawase's compatriot, Hirokazu Koreeda. Sweet by name, sweet by nature.
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Film Ireland Magazine
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January 03, 2017

Sweet Bean is a film that does its conventions right but gives nothing impactful as a result.
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Los Angeles Times
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April 08, 2016

Its sentimentality is tempered by the elegant restraint of the fine lead performances.
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San Francisco Chronicle
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April 07, 2016

Kawase handles the material delicately and skillfully, and Kirin - a one-time ingenue actress whose first important film was in one of the early "Tora-san" movies - hits all the right notes.
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Brooklyn Magazine
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November 15, 2016

Echoes of classic Japanese cinema resound all over Sweet Bean, but its tugs at the heartstrings feel calculated in a way that Ozu's and Naruse's never did.
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Chicago Reader
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April 07, 2016

Ultimately Kawase is more interested in charting emotional and sensory landscapes than in thinking through any narrative thread, yet there's something to be said for the movie's sincerity and simple beauty.
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MovieMail
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December 13, 2016

Sweet Bean senses how even the tiniest change in the basic ingredients of one's life can yield considerable rewards.
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Christian Science Monitor
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March 18, 2016

A delicate little fable that creeps up on you. It seems slight at first, but it's held together by a performance from the veteran actress Kirin Kiki
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