Arrietty – Die wundersame Welt der Borger (2010)49K
Arrietty – Die wundersame Welt der Borger: Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. With Mirai Shida, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura. The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family’s residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
“A u0026quot;smaller-scaleu0026quot; Ghibli movie than what weu0026#39;re used to, but a good one. The Secret World of Arrietty is the story of a family of u0026quot;borrowersu0026quot; a tiny race of people who live within the homes of ordinary humans and who are supposed to stay hidden from them at all times. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s visually as beautiful as youu0026#39;d expect from Ghibli, with even simple backgrounds looking as lovely as a painting. Instead of the fantastical lands of most Ghibli films like Spirited Away or Howlu0026#39;s Moving Castle, The Secret World of Arrietty is set in an ordinary home. But the simple beauty of everything and seeing the lovingly-drawn detail in everyday items from the view of smaller eyes makes this one of the more memorable Ghibli movies from a visual standpoint, in my opinion. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAs for the story, itu0026#39;s simple and effective, and deals with nothing more than the human occupants of a home, including a young boy with a heart condition, and the family of borrowers that also lives there unknown. Arrietty herself, the daughter of the family of tiny people, continues the tradition of fantastic female characters that comes from Studio Ghibli. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis isnu0026#39;t an action-packed movie with a grand climax or anything like that, but I found it satisfying and pleasantly watchable. Arrietty left me with good feelings and avoided being heavy-handed with messages as some Ghibli movies can tend to do. I liked it a lot (better than Howlu0026#39;s Moving Castle and Tales from Earthsea, if not quite as much as Ponyo), and Iu0026#39;ll be happily seeing it again at the theater when it comes out in the U.S.”