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La Maison en Petits Cubes / Tsumiki no Ie


###La Maison en Petits Cubes / Tsumiki no Ie

[quote]Genres: drama
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: An old man lives in a town that has become submerged in water. As the water rises, he’s forced to build additional levels onto his home with bricks in order to stay above water. One day the old man accidentally drops his favorite pipe into the lower levels of his home, and decides to rent scuba diving equipment in order to go searching for his pipe. As he descends through his sunken home, the old man recalls memories of the past in each room.
Running time: 12 minutes
Vintage: 2008[/quote]
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it’s like ten minutes or so long. Watch it, rate it, it is IN FACT an anime, made by a Japanese company and everything…


This was more emotional than I expected, in fact, I had a tear rolling down my cheek by the end. I thought it was very well done and the animation surprised me for being Japanese in origin.

This won the Oscar in February, 2009, for Best Animated Short Film, the second Japanese animated work to win a Oscar, after Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’.


I got all emotional too. It was a beautiful, bittersweet story. I can see why it won an Oscar. Thanks for sharing!


LadyOfWicca wrote:

yeah that last sequence with the regression really does pull at you. It’s an abstract philosophical construct that anyone who’s experienced loss can analogize to their own life in some way, thus personalizing the story.

I wish there was a lot more of this =/

and WOW slowhand liking something I liked… Does the universe tear apart now?

well, let’s play this out a little and see where it takes us, shall we?