The Borrower Arrietty (2010, Japanese)
1 Jan 2013
: Hiromasa Yonebayashi (94 mins)
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A charming movie. Good for kids. Arrietty is a young girl among the "borrowers". These are tiny people who live secretly in walls and holes of a normal house but hidden from human eyes. They borrow items from humans. Arrietty strikes a friendship with a gentle and compassionate human boy Sho. A lovely story that kept me engaged throughout.
Original Japanese movie "The Borrower Arrietty" with English sub-titles: here — other options. Two years later, an English version of the movie was released: "The Secret World of Arrietty".