Nobody Knows Movie

Who's Involved:

Ryo Kase, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Kenichi Endo, Hirokazu Koreeda, Susumu Terajima, Yûya Yagira, Momoko Shimizu, Hiei Kimura, Ayu Kitaura, You, Hanae Kan, Yukiko Okamoto, Kazumi Kushida, Sei Hiraizumi, Yuichi Kimura

mature thematic elements, and some sexual references

Runtime: 2 hrs, 21 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Four siblings live happily with their mother in a small apartment in Tokyo. The children all have different fathers. They have never been to school. The very existence of three of them has been hidden from the landlord. One day, the mother leaves behind a little money and a note asking her 12-year-old boy to look after his younger siblings. And so begins the children's odyssey, a journey nobody knows. Despite their mother's abandonment, the four children do their best to survive in their own little world, devising and following their own set of rules. But when they have no choice but to engage with the world outside the apartment, the fragile balance that has sustained them collapses. Kore-eda incorporated documentary techniques to makes this film extraordinarily intimate and unaffected. Filmed chronologically over a year, "Nobody Knows" captures the young amateur actors growing as their characters do, highlighting the details of the children's lives, whether the nuances of a manicure, a toy piano, squeaking sandals, a cup of instant noodles, or a box of chocolates, to evoke not only the distinctive world of these particular abandoned children, but the gentleness and beauty of every childhood.

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Who stars in Nobody Knows: Cast List




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Who's making Nobody Knows: Crew List

A look at the Nobody Knows behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Hirokazu Koreeda last wrote Still Walking.



Hirokazu Koreeda


Hirokazu Kore-eda

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Production: What we know about Nobody Knows?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Nobody Knows Release Date: When was the film released?

Nobody Knows was released in 2005 on Friday, February 11, 2005 (). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior, National Lampoon's Blackball and Inside Deep Throat.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

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