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The Little House

6.6
610
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Original title
Chiisai Ouchi (The Little House)
Year
Running time
136 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Yôji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu (Novel: Kyoko Nakajima)
Music
Joe Hisaishi
Cinematography
Masashi Chikamori
Cast
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Genre
Drama | Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
Takeshi finds several notebooks by his late aunt Taki Nunomiya, who never married. Through the notebooks Takeshi learns of his aunt's life.

Prior to World War II, in a little house with a red triangular roof in Tokyo, Taki works as a housemaid. The family that lives in the little house consists of 3 members: the husband who works at a toy company, his beautiful wife Tokiko and their five year old son Kyoichi. Taki longs for her employer Tokiko. The husband then hires a young art school graduate named Shoji Itakura. Tokiko and Taki are both excited by the man's artistic talents. Meanwhile, the war situation deteriorates as well as the relationships in the little house.
Awards
2014: Berlin Film Festival: Best Actress (Haru Kuroki)
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