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English: House of Flames
Japanese: 火宅


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1979
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Source: Other
Duration: 19 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.341 (scored by 341 users)
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Ranked: #59332
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Popularity: #7078
Members: 1,119
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Many years ago, a young woman named Unai-Otome lived in the village of Ikuta. As she was beautiful it was no surprise that she had two suitors, both deeply in love with her. The girl was torn apart over which one to choose. In her desperation she chose a third option - taking her own life. Although her intentions were absolutely pure, not even in death did she find the solace she desired. Many decades later, a pilgrim walking by her grave meets a beautiful young woman and her story once again rises from the depths of time.... With a plot based on a classic play of Noh traditional theatre, the film presents the peak of Kawamoto’s mastery thanks to its expert mediation of the absurdity of the human condition.

(Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)


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Kawamoto, Kihachiro
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Apr 21, 2017
snapler (All reviews)
Rate a 5
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An art film

-An interesting concept for an introduction but it still left question alive. Such as why is he doing this search? was he assigned the task? Was he just curious? Was this a family event? Was their a reward? The underlining purpose was a mystery.

-Conclusion did not make much sense. In short one could say a damned fire now burnt brightly only to turn into inferno?

- story's message No matter how difficult a situation presents to be one can find light or good in it.

-puppet show animation
-background was fuzzy at some points
- background did not match characters
- not realistic

-A one person read more


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