The children's lives then go on as usual, and the film ends with Akira, Kyōko, Shigeru, and Saki still together walking home. Suddenly, Yuki falls off a stool while trying to reach for something and dies. They frequently come to Akira's house to play video games, and Akira starts to neglect his siblings. Because the three youngest children are in the apartment illegally without the landlord's knowledge or permission, they cannot go outside or be seen in the apartment, and do not attend school. Forced over time to survive on their own, they can only rely on each other to face the multiple challenges in front of them.
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. She later dies after falling from a stool, and is buried near Haneda Airport's runway. Her father is a musician, and she dreams of owning an actual piano. He is very playful and the reason why they have had to move to their new apartment. As winter turns to spring, the bills have piled up and the phone, electric, gas, and water have all been turned off. On Yuki's birthday, she asks to go to the train to wait for their mother. Akira soon befriends two video-game loving boys who are his age.
It is on one of these trips that Shigeru starts a conversation with a high school student, Saki, and this soon blossoms into a friendship between all of them. Money soon becomes short, and they cannot afford to pay their rent. 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. Later, the two boys bring Akira to the mini-mart and dare him to shoplift. Avoid if you like fast paced movies or do not want to cry.
He also spent a very long time getting to know his subjects, and wanted the young cast members to interact, grow, and express their personalities freely, with as little adult dictation as possible. Nobody Knows tells the story of four children: Akira, Kyōko, Shigeru and Yuki, who are aged between five and twelve years old. He is twelve years old. Akira soon finds out that she has already married and left them forever, though he does not tell the rest. It was a rare find for me. Makes you truly appreciate the parents you have. Luckily, their mother soon returns with gifts for the children.
However, when she offers to earn money to give to them by visiting a Karaoke lounge with a man, Akira distances himself from her, rejects the money she offers, and runs home. Akira refuses to do so and the two boys leave him. At the same award ceremony, won the best supporting actress and Yūya Yagira won the best new actor award. Their meals consist of instant cup noodles bought from the local mini-mart. She tells Akira that she has a new boyfriend, and that after she gets married, the children can lead normal lives.
The only reason why I gave this movie a 5 for Music is because there isn't really any. Archived from on 19 February 2012. . Director Hirokazu Kore-eda said that during the long filming period, he tried to build a relationship of trust between himself and the children, and also amongst the children themselves. Nobody Knows was first shown at the on 12 May 2004.
He gives Akira leftover sushi to bring home whenever Akira comes by the mini-market. Also, when the director discovered the actress Momoko Shimizu who played Yuki liked Apollo Choco more than Strawberry Pocky as was in the script, he changed his script to suit that and made her smile brighter. She loves to draw and eat chocolate candies. 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. Only the eldest, Akira is known to the landlord, while the youngest boy and girl, Shigeru and Yuki, hide in separate suitcases. At that time, Akira was playing baseball.
He did not use the usual structuring and cueing methods, but instead uses a discreet camera to show how children really live when no one is looking. Rewatch Value 10 The events were laid out in a steady pace. He also opted not to make feel-good movie though it is the custom for Japanese films of this type, but instead choose to get rid of anything sentimental and become stoic. The film begins when the family is moving into a small rented apartment. Saki frequently visits them and helps take care of them. After that, Akira lets his siblings go outside and play at a park nearby.
All the children have different fathers. The children are shocked, and Akira has to go find Saki to borrow money in order to buy a dozen or so boxes of Yuki's favorite chocolate candies which are then placed with Yuki's dead body and stuffed bunny into a suitcase. They barely manage to scrape through life, with Akira having to ask money from Yuki's possible fathers. She is a friend of the children, and frequently helps them. Things begin to change when their mother leaves home for a few months, leaving only a small amount of money for them. The reel was filmed chronologically and 70% of the story was set in a cramped Tokyo apartment with every room built specifically for the film.