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The House of Small Cubes (La maison en petits cubes) (Tsumiki no ie) (2011)

The House of Small Cubes (La maison en petits cubes)
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8.3 IMDB rating

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Starring
Masami Nagasawa Masami Nagasawa
Narrator


Written by
Kunio Katô Kunio Katô
(written by)
Kenya Hirata Kenya Hirata


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memories in blocks

10 years, 10 months ago at Jul 23 17:35
Your life is like "blocks" in which your memories are on, the feelings of solitude are filled with sadness as you pass through those blocks, because the past always seems better than future.

It is such a lovely movie, as the old man's memories were passing I felt some kind of nostalgic sad feeling, but at the same time I felt comfortable.
Kunio Kato was able to put so many fe... read more

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1 year, 9 months ago at Sep 8 4:18
Esta cosa demuestra que no necesitas de mucho tiempo para hacer una obra con gran valor temático y emocional. Apenas dura unos diez minutos (si descontamos los créditos finales con los que serían unos 12 minutos en total) y se las apaña para tocar todo lo que se propone, usando a su medio con una audacia de respetar. Va acerca de un viejo que vive en un pueblo que se está hundiendo en el fond... read more
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As his town is flooded by water, an old man is forced to add additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops his favorite smoking pipe into the lower levels of his home, his search for the pipe eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life.
Release date: 14 July 2011
Tags: Short (20), Animation (18), Japan (13), 2008 (11), 2000s (9), Drama (8), Japanese (8), Anime (7), Short Film (5), Flashback (4), Memory (4), Silent (4), Foreign (3), East Asia (2), Global Warming (2), Scuba Diving (2), Old Man (2), Talkies (2), Colour (2), NonAmerican (1)
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“Esta cosa demuestra que no necesitas de mucho tiempo para hacer una obra con gran valor temático y emocional. Apenas dura unos diez minutos (si descontamos los créditos finales con los que serían unos 12 minutos en total) y se las apaña para tocar todo lo que se propone, usando a su medio con una audacia de respetar. Va acerca de un viejo que vive en un pueblo que se está hundiendo en el fondo del mar, lo que provoca que construya un nuevo piso en su casa cada vez que el nivel del agua aumenta hasta hundir su anterior piso. Todo normal hasta que un día se le cae su pipa en el interior de su edificio e intenta recuperarla.

Es a partir de aquí que descenderá piso por piso inundado para recuperarla con un equipo de buceo. Todo es narrado con ningún dialogo, dejando que solo” read more

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