House of Flames

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Japanese: 火宅
English: House of Flames
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 10, 1979
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Source: Other
Genre: SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology
Duration: 19 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.031 (scored by 857857 users)
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Ranked: #91582
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Popularity: #10245
Members: 2,635
Favorites: 4

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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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May 7, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Many users review series and animated movies following MAL guidelines and categorizing their rating. Sometimes they fail, because not everything is supposed to be treated as a part of the anime industry: there are also independent works, whose story is not always important, because they last a bunch of minutes, whose art is not always captivating, since they were made back in the 60s or 70s and try to be expressive more than realistic. The same goes for western movies: you can't rate sound, for example, if you're watching a silent film or dislike a black and white movie only because colors are not there.
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Apr 21, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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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.

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