Nobody Knows
Filmfest 2004

“The harrowing story of four children abandoned by their mother in a small Tokyo apartment. In less sensitive hands, the film could easily have been a manipulative melodrama of children in danger, or else a too-cute appreciation of youthful resilience, but Mr. Hirokazu directs his dry-eyed young actors with an extraordinary mixture of tenderness and detachment, hovering between the children's point of view and that of a stricken, sympathetic adult. The film moves slowly and lasts nearly two and a half hours, but somehow your attention never slackens, and at the end you feel both heartbroken and oddly exhilarated.” A.O.Scott, NY Times

tags: Feature film

Cast: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura

Credits

Director: Kore-Eda Hirokazu