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One night of the eighteenth century, in the depths of the mountain, a human being is lost and finds a small temple. In the moment when he enters the room space is transformed into a completely different world.

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Shûhei Morita (as Shuhei Morita)
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Credited cast:
Kôichi Yamadera ... Otoko (voice)
Aoi Yûki ... Tanmono Komachi (voice)
Takeshi Kusao ... Jyanome Kaeru (voice)
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Jessica Boone ... Ghost (voice)
Jason Douglas ... Man (voice)
Monica Rial ... Frog (voice)
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One night of the eighteenth century, in the depths of the mountain, a human being is lost and finds a small temple. In the moment when he enters the room space is transformed into a completely different world.

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The Japanese title seems appropriate.
19 February 2014 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'POSSESSIONS': Three Stars (Out of Five)

Another 2014 Oscar nominated animated short film is this 14 minute Japanese cartoon originally titled 'TSUKUMO' (and re-titled 'POSSESSIONS', in English). Tsukumogamai is a Japanese term used to describe a 100-year-old object that comes to life and becomes 'self-aware'. The film is about a lone man traveling in the forest (in the rain) who makes his way to a shrine where (once inside) objects start coming to life (which is why the Japanese title seems appropriate). I found this short to be really interesting; it's maybe a little too abstract and mysterious for it's own good but it's definitely original and unique. I'd say it's worthy of it's Oscar nomination.

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