Sweet Bean Movie

Sweet Bean movie poster

Who's Involved:

Kirin Kiki, Miyoko Asada, Naomi Kawase, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Etsuko Ichihara

Release Date:

Friday, March 18, 2016 (Limited)


Runtime: N/A
Language: Japanese

Plot: What's the story about?

Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis—pastries filled with sweet red bean paste. When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen, he reluctantly accepts. But Tokue proves to have magic in her hands when it comes to making sweet bean paste. Thanks to her secret recipe, the little business soon flourishes. And with time, Sentaro and Tokue will open their hearts to reveal old wounds.

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Who stars in Sweet Bean: Cast List

"Returner" , "After the Storm"  

"Paterson" , "The Sea is Watching"  




Who's making Sweet Bean: Crew List

A look at the Sweet Bean behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Naomi Kawase


Kino Lorber

Production Companies

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Production: What we know about Sweet Bean?

Filming Timeline

  1. February 2016: The film was in Completed status.

Sweet Bean Release Date: When was the film released?

Sweet Bean was released in 2016 on Friday, March 18, 2016 (Limited release). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including The Divergent Series: Allegiant, The Bronze and The Confirmation.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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