House of Small Cubes
Japanese Name/Alternative Name:
Tsumiki no Ie, La Maison en Petits Cubes
An old man lives in a town that has become submerged in water. As the water level rises, he’s forced to build additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay above water. One day he 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 it. As he descends through his sunken home, the old man recalls memories of the past in each room.
Oscar winning short film of 2009, I personally consider La Maison en Petits Cubes or House of Cubes to be a wonderful anime. Only 12 minutes in length, this anime will prove to you that you don’t need a whole array of episodes or seasons to understand the meaning within this piece. You don’t need a full season to understand a variety of feelings ranging from calming peace to bittersweet sympathy that will be felt in this short masterpiece. Enjoy… May you take the meanings within this film to heart and look upon life about the lifespan we all live.
*sniff* *munches on popcorn for another 12 minutes*
Tagged 8 Stars
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