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Story of a Certain Street Corner (1962)

Aru machikado no monogatari (original title)
In a small and colourful town, a little girl, a tiny grey mouse, a plentiful sycamore tree, a troublesome moth and a vivid community of posters coexist in a forgotten street corner.


Osamu Tezuka
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Visually Stimulating!
10 April 2005 | by meddlecoreSee all my reviews

This is an incredible short film and an amazing work of art! It tells the story of life at a small street corner, in an unknown Japanese city, from the perspective of a small girl, a kind and loving, tiny little mouse, a group of street posters, and a moth and streetlight. Tezuka brings us through the daily life of the characters, which is filled with humour, happiness, jealousy and love, until an unexpected event, the likes of which none of them expected, occurs. The scenery and background is painted absolutely gorgeously and the animation, direction and story, set to the perfect selection of music work together wonderfully! This is definitely one of the best short films I have ever seen. I would recommend this film to everyone, especially those who love animation, film, or art in general, as this is a gem which should not go unseen by anyone. A definite 10 out of 10.

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November 1962 (Japan) See more »

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