The House of Small Cubes

Alt titles: La Maison en Petits Cubes, Tsumiki no Ie

Movie (1 ep x 12 min)
4.385 out of 5 from 4,170 votes
Rank #253

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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