Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows

  Keiko, a young single mother, moved with her four children Akira, Kyoko, Shigeru and Yuki in a small apartment and shields the little sealed against the outside. The children can not go to school, they can not play outside and not be loud. Twelve-year old Akira cares lovingly, like a surrogate father to his siblings, because Keiko is often away, because it works. Brave and disciplined, the children learn at this time at home. One day, Keiko disappears, leaving Akira a message in which she asks him to take care of his siblings, who all come from different fathers, too.

Is the self than a month passed to keep the children still in the strict rules of their parent firm, appears briefly, brings gifts, and again disappears. But despite all the promises Keiko is gone this time, she does not return to her family and has finally been abandoned. Now the four children are left to fend on their own and need step by step the way back to venture into a life that has become foreign to them.

Director Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s work was one of the aufsehenerregensten films at last year’s film festival in Cannes. At a press conference at the festival Kore-Eda said that it had gone to him about making a film about a childhood in Tokyo, the city, where he was born and grew up. In the story, he manufactured his own fears, which turned in his childish imagination about what would happen if his mother is not a day would come home from work. Despite the incredible act of the mother, it was essential for Kore-Eda, the mother did not represent a monster, but make them more understandable and human. Quiet, gentle, almost meditative, Kore-Eda told by the loss of his mother from suffering, and from the continued life, almost as was when it all just a dream. It may be that many this is too cautious, but he who has the time and leisure to engage in this film, which was promised that he plunges into the very special world of children.

Title: Nobody Knows Original Title: Dare mo shiranai Country of production: Japan Year of production: 2004 Length: 140 (Min) of material: Rapid Eye Movies

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