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    Little House, The [Chiisai Ouchi] (Blu-ray)

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    Veteran director Yôji Yamada (The Twilight Samurai) brings us another in his esteemed series of poignant period films focusing on key eras in Japan’s historical past.  Here, in The Little House (Chiisai Ouchi, 2014), the time frame is 1931-1945, as Japan drifts towards war – but while the sociopolitical aspects make an important backdrop, Yamada zeros in on a deeply personal story: the doomed illicit love between a married matron (Takako Matsu) and her husband’s artistic colleague (Hidetaka Yoshioka), as observed and later recalled by an innocent servant girl (Haru Kuroki). Shot by Masashi Chikamori, and featuring a lovely score by Joe Hisaishi. 

    Starring: Takaku Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Takatarô Kataoka, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Chieko Baishô

    Directed By: Yôji Yamada

    Written By: Yôji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu, Kyôko Nakajima

    Score By: Joe Hisashi

    Language: Japanese

    Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 / Color

    Audio: Japanese 5.1 DTS-HD MA

    Subtitles: English

    Theatrical Release: 2014

    Runtime: 136 Minutes

    Rating: NR (Not Rated)

    Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

    Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Original Theatrical Trailers

    Genre: Foreign

    Limited Edition of 3,000 Units

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