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PG-13| 2 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Preteen Akira Fukushima (Yûya Yagira) and his young siblings have been abandoned by their mother, Keiko (You). Keiko, who has moved in with a new lover, has left Akira in charge of his brother, two sisters and a whole apartment, with little money and food to see them through. Akira and the other children, who were never enrolled in school, struggle to survive without basic amenities as they cope with a strange, solitary existence in a Tokyo apartment building.

Cast: Yûya Yagira , Ayu Kitaura , Hiei Kimura , Momoko Shimizu , Hanae Kan , You , Susumu Terajima , Takoko Take

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

Nobody Knows (2004)

Release Date: February 4th, 2005|2 hr. 20 min.

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  • 100
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    The film, winsome and tragic at once and finely attuned to the rhythms of childhood, always seems quite close to real life. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Apart from a singer named You who plays Keiko, the members of the cast are non-professionals. You may find that hard to believe when you see this astonishing film, as I hope you will. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a quietly powerful work, pulsing with gentle humor and a gripping sense of imminent calamity and dread. show more

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