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Sweet Bean (Not Rated)

Sweet Bean. Japan, 2015, directed by Naomi Kawase. Sweet Bean is about a delicious red bean paste, the heart of the pancakes that Sentaro sells from his 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 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. In Japanese with English subtitles. 113 minutes;

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