Sweet Bean (An)

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Sweet Bean's deliberate pace demands patience, but the satisfying simplicity of its story -- and Kirin Kiki's absorbing performance -- yield an array of riches well worth the wait.

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A lonely Japanese baker hires a 76-year-old woman to be his new assistant, and soon learns that she has a wonderful recipe for sweet red bean paste -- which she claims comes from her communion with nature. However, their partnership is threatened when it's revealed that the elderly woman is suffering from a severe illness. Directed by Naomi Kawase.

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  • Apr 30, 2016
    Lovely movie. Quite sad by the end, but also very moving with flawed but engaging characters. I loved the scenes with the Sakura too.
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