The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi

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  • Movie: The Little House (English & literal title)
  • Romaji: Chiisai Ouchi
  • Japanese: 小さいおうち
  • Director: Yoji Yamada
  • Writer: Kyoko Nakajima (novel), Yoji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu
  • Producer: Hiroshi Fukazawa, Hiroyuki Saito
  • Cinematographer: Masashi Chikamori
  • Release Date: January 25, 2014
  • Runtime: 136 min.
  • Genre: Drama / Mystery
  • Distributor: Shochiku
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Takeshi finds several notebooks by his late aunt Taki Nunomiya, who never married. Through the notebooks Takeshi learns of his aunt's life.

Prior to World War II, in a little house with a red triangular roof in Tokyo, Taki works as a housemaid. The family that lives in the little house consists of 3 members: the husband who works at a toy company, his beautiful wife Tokiko and their five year old son Kyoichi. Taki longs for her employer Tokiko. The husband then hires a young art school graduate named Shoji Itakura. Tokiko and Taki are both excited by the man's artistic talents. Meanwhile, the war situation deteriorates as well as the relationships in the little house.

Notes

  1. Based on the novel "Chiisai Ouchi" by Kyoko Nakajima (published May, 2010 by Bungeishunjū Ltd.). Novel is the 2010 winner of the Naoki Prize.
  2. Movie is the first romance film directed by Yoji Yamada in his 50 year career.
  3. Filming takes place March 1 - May 31, 2013.

Cast

The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Takako Matsu.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Haru Kuroki.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Takataro Kataoka.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Hidetaka Yoshioka.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Satoshi Tsumabuki.jpg
Takako Matsu Haru Kuroki Takataro Kataoka Hidetaka Yoshioka Satoshi Tsumabuki
Tokiko Hirai Taki Nunomiya Masaki Hirai Masaharu Itakura Takeshi Arai
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Chieko Baisho Isao Hashizume Shigeru Muroi Shozo Hayashiya Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Taki Nunomiya (old) Teacher Konaka Sadako therapist Teacher Konaka's wife
Tomoko Nakajima The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Lasalle Ishii.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Aki Takejo.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Nenji Kobayashi.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Fumino Kimura.jpg
Tomoko Nakajima Lasalle Ishii Aki Takejo Nenji Kobayashi Fumino Kimura
Chikako Matsuoka Company President Yanagi Kane Gunji Arai Yuki
The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Takashi Sasano.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Yui Natsukawa.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Masakane Yonekura.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Yukijiro Hotaru.jpg The Little House - Chiisai Ouchi-Yoneko Matsukane.jpg
Takashi Sasano Yui Natsukawa Masakane Yonekura Yukijiro Hotaru Yoneko Matsukane
Kazuo Hanawa Yasuko Arai Kyoichi Hirai bar owner Hanawa's aunt
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Fukutaro Ichikawa Satoshi Akiyama
Kyoichi Hirai (young) Kyoichi Hirai (child)

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