Nobody Knows DVD


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Inspired by an infamous true story that made headlines in Japan in 1988, this tough yet tender film from writer-director Kore-eda Hirokazu (the acclaimed After Life and Maborosi) follows the lives of four children left to fend for themselves by their wayward mother.

Having smuggled her family into a new apartment under the landlord's nose, Keiko (played by Japanese TV star You) puts her 12-year-old son Akira (Yagira Yuya) in charge of the youngsters and - after a brief period of relative family harmony - disappears. Akira manages as best he can, but limited means and the cramped confines of the apartment force this unorthodox family unit to re-shape their narrow existence to suit their physical and emotional needs.

Thanks to the engaging performances by a cast of non-professional child actors and Kore-eda's natural style (including structuring the film by season), Nobody Knows effectively couples documentary realism with a lightly poetic, child's-eye view of the world. Steering clear of sentimentality, the film gathers an impressive and unstoppable emotional momentum.

Product Details

  • Kitaura Ayu,
  • Kimura Hiei,
  • Shimizu Momoko,
  • Kan Hanae You,
  • Yagira Yuya
  • Kore-Eda Hirokazu
  • 2
Aspect Ratio:
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • Japanese
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

  • Drakes Avenue
  • 12

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