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Nobody Knows (2004)

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Original title: Dare mo shiranai

Release Date
 USA: Feb 4, 2005
 UK: 2 Nov 2004
BoxOffice: $0.5M

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and some sexual references.

Running Time
2 hours, 21 minutes

Country Japan

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• Nobody Knows
• Daremo shiranai - Nobody knows

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Genre: Drama, Family

Plot: Yuya Yagira was named Best Actor at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival for his moving portrayal of the older brother trying desperately to support his three younger siblings in writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda's masterful work NOBODY KNOWS. Kore-eda (MABOROSI, AFTER LIFE) also produced and edited the film, which was nominated for the Palm d'Or and was Japan's entry for the Academy Awards. Yagira stars as Akira, a determined and resourceful 12-year-old boy forced to take care of Kyoko (Ayu Kitaura), Shigeru (Hiei Kimura), and Yuki (Momoko Shimizu) every time their mother, Keiko (Japanese pop star and TV actress YOU), goes away for extended periods of time. Akira does the shopping, Kyoko does the laundry, Shigeru causes trouble, and Yuki is endlessly cute. However, in order to remain in their new apartment, the three younger children are not allowed outside or else the landlord, who does not know they live there, will evict them. Akira tries to teach his sisters and brother, as none of them attends school, with varying success. They have no friends, save for Saki (Hanae Kan), an offbeat outsider. When Keiko disappears and the money starts running out, the children are faced with severe problems, and tragedy lurks. Kore-eda based this powerful tale on a true story of abandoned

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 Directed by
Hirokazu Koreeda
After Life, Maboroshi no hikari, Distance
 Written by
Hirokazu Koreeda
After Life, Maboroshi no hikari, Distance
Momoko Shimizu
Densha otoko, Kami no hidarite akuma no migite
Hanae Kan
Pistol Opera, Ashura-j no hitomi, Rampo jigoku
Ima, ai ni yukimasu, Moon Child, Stereo Future
Yukiko Okamoto
Returner, Another Heaven, Tales of the Unusual
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