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  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2004
  • Duration: 2 hr. 21 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 1,013 users)
  • Ranked: #418
  • Popularity: #1178
  • Members: 1,945

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Ratings: 8.3/10 from 1,013 users
# of Members: 1,945
Reviews: 7 users
Ranked #418
Popularity #1178
Members 1,013

Nobody Knows tells the story of four siblings and their young mother (played by J-Pop star You) who move into a small apartment in Tokyo. There is no father around, and in fact, all the children are the offspring of different men, as a result of their mother's wild lifestyle and immature personality. Yet, in the beginning, the family life is portrayed in a lovingly chaotic way. Society might not give theseal of approval, but the members of this non-nuclear family seem to enjoy an adventurous life together.
Things change for the children—12-year-old Akira, his serious-minded younger sister Kyoko, and their two younger siblings: avidly curious Shigeru and the adorable and innocent Yuki —when, shortly after they move in to their new home, their mother leaves to begin a new life with a man who lives in Osaka. Left with only a small amount of money and a note asking Akira to look after his younger siblings, the eldest brother's rank in the family shifts overnight and he becomes the surrogate head of the family.

  • Native title: 誰も知らない
  • Also Known as: Dare mo Shiranai
  • Screenwriter & Directors: Koreeda Hirokazu
  • Genres: Drama
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2004
  • Duration: 2 hr. 21 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 1,013 users)
  • Ranked: #418
  • Popularity: #1178
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Go-To-The-Extreme
15 people found this review helpful
Dec 22, 2011
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 10
The events were laid out in a steady pace. It seemed very realistic, and after I read about the original story behind this movie (Its based on real events) I just crumbled into tears. Makes you truly appreciate the parents you have.
The acting was impressive, the characters were mainly children but they sure know how to act! It was a rare find for me. A movie like this will shock you. Never knew such things happened.
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Kawaikochan
11 people found this review helpful
May 14, 2011
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 10
This is an amazing film. I can't even put into words how thoughtfully and carefully the casting, acting, direction, and cinematography were executed. This movie is depressing. It is also very quiet and can feel slow to some people. The only reason why I gave this movie a 5 for Music is because there isn't really any. I would have given it a 10 out of 10 for sound production because each noise contributes to engulfing you in the children's world.



In a nutshell: Great film for people who like quiet, thoughtful films. Avoid if you like fast paced movies or do not want to cry.

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