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The House of Small Cubes (2008)

Tsumiki no ie (original title)
To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe.

Director:

Kunio Kato
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Masami Nagasawa ... Narrator
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As his town is flooded by water, an old man is forced to add additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops his favorite smoking pipe into the lower levels of his home, his search for the pipe eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life. Written by btop

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Director/writer Kunio Kato became the first Asian to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film since the category was initiated in 1932. See more »

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The Japanese DVD release includes a version with Japanese titles as well as narration by Masami Nagasawa. See more »

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Magical and heartwarming
20 January 2019 | by ghostfiendghostSee all my reviews

Reverse version of Pixar's UP but its a japanese short AND ITS UNDERWATER


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

14 July 2011 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

La maison en petits cubes See more »

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Robot Communications See more »
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1.78 : 1
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