An / Sweet Bean (2015) DVD9 and Blu-Ray Eureka! - Masters of Cinema
Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) is the manager of a small bakery which specialises in a traditional Japanese pastry known as 'dorayaki'. Sentaro is not a happy man. He mechanically goes about his work to pay off an old debt and a lingering melancholy pervades his days along with a drink problem. He chats with a young school girl who has her own problems, namely with an inattentive mother.

One day an elderly woman Tokue (Kirin Kiki) shows up at the shop and asks for a job. Initially brushed off, she returns with some homemade bean paste, the 'an' of the original Japanese title, an essential part of the dorayaki, which is so good it persuades Sentaro to give her a chance...

Based on a novel by Tetsuya Akikawa, Kawase's adaptation is an intimate and moving portrait of three lost people who come together and learn to find some direction in their lives.

Director: Naomi Kawase
Cast: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida
Country: Japan, France, Germany
Genre: Drama

• Interview with Naomi Kawase (35:28), filmed exclusively for the Masters of Cinema series in Nara, Japan (35 min)
• Theatrical trailer

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:53:15 | 6.80 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:53:12 | 41.5 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English

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