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The original Japanese title translated literally to English means "the house in little cubes." See more »
The Japanese DVD release includes a version with Japanese titles as well as narration by Masami Nagasawa. See more »
Gorgeous Film About Age and Loneliness
A big man in the late part of his life, lives on the top floor of a multi-story house. He actually fishes through a trap door because water has risen so high that his cube is all that is above it. He drops his pipe and goes down in the water to find it. What he finds on the way down are emanations of his life and loves, wife, children, friends. When he tries to grasp the or touch them they disappear. These lower levels are gone forever, never to be reclaimed. But this is what we all face, if we are lucky. Wonderful memories of times we were happy or times we are sad or times we were scared. The music is so pretty and adds a soft touch to the delicate film.
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