Sweet Bean

15 yrs 108 minutes 2015 7.4

The taciturn Sentaro runs a snack-bar that serves dorayaki, a sort of pancakes with bean jelly - an - which is how the bean jelly is called.  One day the manager of a pancake stall finds himself confronted with an odd but sympathetic elderly woman looking for work. A taste of her homemade bean jelly convinces him to hire her, which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Drama, bechdel approved
Director: Naomi Kawase
Actor: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miyoko Asada, Etsuko Ichihara, Miki Mizuno
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese