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11 June 2019: Nobody Knows


Nobody Knows
Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2003, 141 min
Japanese with English subtitles

"Abandoned by their mother, four children try to forge a life within the confines of a small Tokyo apartment. Devising their own set of rules, the children find a way to sustain themselves until they must face the harsh reality of the outside world. Koreeda’s slow pacing and limited setting allow a sensitive reading of the children’s perspective without overtly sentimentalizing their plight. His choice of nonfiction film techniques successfully captures the intimacies and nuances of the children’s world." – Harvard Film Archive

Part of our season on Hirokazu Kore-eda