The Little House (2014)

The Little House is a 2014 Japanese movie directed by Yoji Yamada and based on a Naoki Prize-winning novel by Kyoko Nakajima.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Chiisai Ouchi
Release date
January 25, 2014
Directed by
Yoji Yamada
Written by
Yoji Yamada (screenplay)
Emiko Hiramatsu (screenplay)
Kyoko Nakajima (novel)
Eiren rating
G (General Audiences)
Distributed by
Theme song
"Chiisai Ouchi" by Joe Hisaishi
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A small western-style house is located on the outskirts of Tokyo becomes is the setting of a story split between two time periods spaneparated by 6 decades.

In 1922, a young woman named Taki works as a maid for the family who resides in the house. The Hirai family consists of a toy company employee named Masaki, his beautiful wife Tokiko, and their 5-year-old son Ryoichi. One day Masaki is visited by a younger co-worker named Shoji Itakura. Over time, Taki quietly observes as a fleeting love affair develops between Itakura and Tokiko. 60 years later, her version of events is finally revealed.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Takako Matsu Takako Matsu Tokiko Hirai
Chieko Baisho Chieko Baisho Taki
Haru Kuroki Haru Kuroki
Takataro Kataoka Takataro Kataoka
Hidetaka Yoshioka Hidetaka Yoshioka
Satoshi Tsumabuki Satoshi Tsumabuki Takeshi

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  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 3 years ago
  • Teaser (Japanese)

    Added 4 years ago


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Last Updated 24 Feb 2014 at 11:41