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The House of Small Cubes (2008)

Tsumiki no ie (original title)
To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe.

Director:

Kunio Kato
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Masami Nagasawa ... Narrator
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Storyline

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. Written by btop

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 July 2011 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

La maison en petits cubes See more »

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Robot Communications See more »
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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Director/writer Kunio Kato became the first Asian to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film since the category was initiated in 1932. See more »

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The Japanese DVD release includes a version with Japanese titles as well as narration by Masami Nagasawa. See more »

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Very good and original
11 January 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Gretings from Lithuania.

"Tsumiki no ie" (2008) is a very good short animated movie. The settings, plot are nothing short of amazing. This is a very sad and beautiful story about life, beautiful moments in our life which live only in our memories when time comes to the end. The idea behind this little picture is amazing. No wonder it won Oscar for the best short animated movie.

Overall, this is wonderful little gem that should be watched and appreciated by people who already lived and have some experience in their lives.


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