7.6/10
237
1 user 1 critic

Budet laskovyy dozhd (1984)

Animated Film based on Ray Bradbury's novel "The Martian Chronicles", on the short story called "There Will Come Soft Rains..."

Director:

(as Nazim Tulyakhodzayev)

Writers:

(story), (as Nazim Tulyakhodzayev)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hard Luck (1921)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Strange things ensue after a young man attempts to take his own life.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Veld (1987)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In the 18th century, an Irish demon comes back from the grave to haunt his dead mother. But little did he know that she was the devil and has a plan brewing up for him. Now the Irish demon must now protect his children from the devil.

Director: Nozim To'laho'jayev
Stars: Yury Belyayev, Nelli Pshyonnaya, Gogi Gegechkori
Balance (1989)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

Director: Victor Sjöström
Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert
Jumping (1984)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A small child takes small leaps, which progress into huge bounds over buildings, forests and continents.

Director: Osamu Tezuka
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn."

Director: Ming-liang Tsai
Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura
The Cat Piano (2009)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A city of singing cats is preyed upon by a shadowy figure intent on performing a twisted feline symphony.

Directors: Ari Gibson, Eddie White
Stars: Nick Cave
Convict 13 (1920)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young golfer is mugged by an escaped convict and finds himself in a prison where he foils a jailbreak.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
Wanderers (2014)
Animation | Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Wanderers is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. All the ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Wernquist
Stars: Carl Sagan
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Buster Keaton shoes horses and repairs cars, with mixed results.

Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A bank clerk ends up in a seemingly haunted house that is actually a thieves' hideout.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa
Stars: Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa
Edit

Storyline

Animated Film based on Ray Bradbury's novel "The Martian Chronicles", on the short story called "There Will Come Soft Rains..."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

There Will Come Soft Rains  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Won "Golden Dove" Award on Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Films in 1984. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Perplexing Russian short
9 March 2009 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

This compelling animated movie from Russia, effectively portraying a post-apocalyptic sitcom scenario, deserves at least one praising comment around here, if it were only because it's so undeservedly obscure. The poem and short story it is based on, entitled "There Will Come Soft Rains" are fairly known, but this is a Soviet product released during the heights of the Cold War and thus not exactly something that got received well at the time. The story takes place in the year 2026, where state-of-the-art technology and robots have taken over even the most routine daily household shores. The house robot is unable to notice, however, that an overnight nuclear apocalypse wiped out the residents and he loyally continues to perform his domestic tasks. The technology is even so advanced that, when a pigeon – presumably the last living creature on the planet – flies through the broken window, the protection mechanism of the robot destroys the entire building. "There Will Come Soft Rains" offers a very engaging combination of sadness and disturbance, and although it sounds very clichéd, this short film genuinely evokes sentiments like "will mankind ever learn to stop destroying its own habitat?" Yes, it was that effective! Although they're merely just animated drawings, the images of vaporized children (still holding their teddy bears) and piles of dust in the rocking chair where grandma used to sit are nightmarish and WILL make you feel uncomfortable. The heavy computerized voice of the robot is scary and has "futuristic depression" written all over it. I had the privilege of seeing this unforgettable short during a Post-Apocalyptic themed festival in my home country, but I feel it should be put as an extra feature on DVD releases of other thoughtful Sci-Fi dramas, like for example "When the Wind Blows" and "Ladybug, Ladybug".


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page