La Maison en Petits Cubes

Alt titles: Tsumiki no Ie

Movie (1 ep x 12 min)
4.452 out of 5 from 2,317 votes
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An old man resides in a city mostly submerged by water, living in a home he had to build on top of his old one. His daily routine now consists of smoking his pipe, drinking wine, watching television and eating the fish he catches. Living alone in the silent desolation of the elderly he is surrounded by photographs but no people. One day he drops his pipe into the water and it disappears into his old, submerged home. To retrieve it he rents a scuba suit, but once he descends into the place he used to live he is overwhelmed by the memories of the life he used to have - the family he used to know.

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vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Aug 9, 2009
Score: 9/10

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Why do you watch anime? Is it to passively waste away the spare hours of your life, or is it in the faint hope that the next anime you watch will actually make you feel something meaningful? At twelve minutes, La Maison en Petits Cubes will not waste much of your time, but it will move you on a profound and emotional level. Even at face value... read more

attackpop's avatar by attackpop on Dec 18, 2014
Score: 10/10

This short masterpiece, La maison en petits cubes is so wonderfully breathtakingly beautiful I almost cried. No wonder it won an academy award. For a short with no dialogue it spoke so much in twelve minutes.  One thing I loved about La maison en petits cubes is the art, but beware its not for everyone. Why I loved the art so much is that it fit the story so well I couldn't imagine modern art for this or... read more

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