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    Added by: Jitendar Canth
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    Sweet Bean (aka 'an') (2015) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format

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    An "ode to the simple joys in life"
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 113 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    One of the most acclaimed figures in modern Japanese cinema, Naomi Kawase followed up her remarkable 2014 film Still the Water with Sweet Bean [An], a small-town drama of culinary redemption, which opened the prestigious Un Certain Regard strain of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

    Struggling street food vendor Sentaro finds himself confronted with Tokue (Kirin Kiki), an odd but sympathetic elderly lady looking for work. When he reluctantly accepts, it's not long before Tokue proves to have an extraordinary gift when it comes to making "an" - the sweet red bean paste filling used in his dorayakis - which starts a relationship that is about much more than just street food.

    With Sweet Bean, Kawase again focuses on people at the periphery of Japanese society and investigates their place in the flow of life itself. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film for the first time in the UK.

    Special Features:
    A new, exclusive video interview with Naomi Kawase
    Theatrical trailer
    A 32-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by critic Philip Kemp; an interview and statement from Kawase, and production images

    Video Tracks:
    2.35:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Japanese
    PCM 2.0 Stereo Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Naomi Kawase

    Written By:

    Kirin Kiki
    Masatoshi Nagase
    Kyara Uchida
    Miki Mizuno
    Miu Takeuchi

    Music From:
    David Hadjadj

    Director of Photography:
    Shigeki Akiyama

    Tina Baz

    Costume Designer:
    Miwako Kobayashi

    Kôichirô Fukushima
    Yoshito Ohyama
    Masa Sawada

    Eureka Entertainment

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