Les délices de Tokyo by Durian Sukegawa« Écouter la voix des haricots » : tel est le secret de Tokue, une vieille dame aux doigts mystérieusement déformés, pour réussir le an, la pâte de haricots rouges dont sont fourrés les dorayaki, des pâtisseries japonaises. Sentarô, qui a accepté dembaucher Tokue dans son échoppe, voit sa clientèle doubler du jour au lendemain, conquise par ses talents de pâtissière. Mais la vieille dame cache un secret moins avouable et disparaît comme elle était apparue, laissant Sentarô interpréter à sa façon la leçon quelle lui a fait partager.
Le roman de Durian Sukegawa est une ode à la cuisine et à la vie. Poignant, poétique, sensuel : un régal.
Les délices de Tokyo film de Naomi Kawase
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Gradually we forget everything around us, until we almost refuse to be confronted with the end of this wonderful piece of art. Sentaro mainly sells dorayaki , a small cake filled with red-bean azuki jam and Tokue explains him that she always wanted to make them, she implores him to let her have that life opportunity. We are only able to understand them when the owner of the restaurant learns that Tokue is a patient who lives in a leprosarium… and demands Sentaro fire her, something he refuses but must accept at the end. When Sentaro and Wakana visit Tokue, for the first time, at her home, the leprosarium, the vivid Wakana alerts him that he will be seeing people with deformed faces. When they meet the patients, the lepers are talking together, smilling, happy despite their reality: they are also a family. On the contrary, Tokue determinedly accepts everything… especially without words, simply with the way she looks to cherry blossoms.
It's a beautiful and sad drama film that centers around a middle-aged man and an elderly woman working together in a dorayaki stall. Dorayaki is like a pancake sandwich with a sweet red bean filling. It's a rare treat to find it fresh off the grill unless you pass a stall like the one in the movie. My family used to receive a box of these on occasion. In the box, the dorayaki would be individually cellophane-wrapped. Opening one up was like unwrapping a little gift each time. There is a scene in the film when the elderly lady is teaching the man how to make the red bean paste filling.
Since then, I really want to taste these pastries — two pancakes stuffed paste of red beans, candied, and the filmography of the filmmaker.
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