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The Little House (2014)

Chiisai ouchi (original title)
A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director:

Yôji Yamada

Writers:

Kyôko Nakajima (based on the novel by), Yôji Yamada (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takako Matsu ... Tokiko Hirai
Haru Kuroki ... Taki Nunomiya (younger)
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume ... Professor Konaka
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki ... Professor Konaka's wife
Shigeru Muroi Shigeru Muroi ... Sadako
Tomoko Nakajima Tomoko Nakajima ... Chikako Matsuoka
Aki Takejô Aki Takejô ... Kane
Yoneko Matsukane ... Hanawa's Aunt
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Kazuo Hanawa
La Salle Ishii La Salle Ishii ... Yanagi
Shôzô Hayashiya Shôzô Hayashiya ... Therapist
Uta Yotsuya Uta Yotsuya
Rei Shibakusa Rei Shibakusa
Isao Kataoka Isao Kataoka
Tomoko Takama Tomoko Takama
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Storyline

Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as a housemaid and nanny for the Hirai family in a little house in Tokyo with a red gabled roof. Written by AnonymousB

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 January 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa del tejado rojo See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,488,932
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Beautiful film.
13 October 2018 | by hilary_mae-912-80561See all my reviews

The Little House A very charming, heartfelt and poignant story set in a bygone era. Through a window into the culture of Japan's past in the 30s and 40s, a love story is told through the eyes of people who do their best to carry on in spite of the war. Fortunately society norms have changed, but it is an accurate display of the times as far as I can tell. I was able to watch the movie with excellent english subtitles and I recommend it.


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