Sweet Bean (2015)

Sweet Bean was released on DVD on August 9, 2016
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Sweet Bean is about 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 recipe, Sentaro s business begins to flourish, but Tokue is afflicted with an illness that, once revealed, drives her into isolation once again.

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US DVD Release Date August 9, 2016
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 113 minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date August 9, 2016
Actors Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Miki Mizuno, Kyara Uchida, Miu Takeuchi, Saki Takahashi
Directed by Naomi Kawase
Writer(s) ,
Studio Kino Lorber
MPAA NR (Not Rated)
Gross $119,949
Genre(s) Drama
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