Original name: 小さいおうち
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 136 min.
Following the death of the unmarried and childless Taki, Takeshi, a young relative of hers, discovers several pages of closely written lines in which the old lady has recorded her memories. This is how he learns the truth about her youth working as a housemaid and nanny for the Hirai family in a little house in Tokyo with a red gabled roof.
touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, stylized
master and servant, love affair, family life, love and romance, power relations, parents and children, fall in love, family relations, love, autobiography, sino japanese war, man in a wheelchair, atomic bomb, secret love, platonic, maid, old man, drawing, storm, letter, infidelity, concert, beach, lesbian, funeral ...
20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1941, 1930s, 1940s
asia, japan, hiroshima japan, pearl harbor