• Sean

    ★★★★ Watched by Sean 07 Feb, 2016

    Truly a devestating, heartbreaking story. 4 kids get left alone by their mother, the oldest, 12 year old Akira is pretty much the caretaker of his siblings but when the money his mother leaves him runs out, things go from bad to worse. The acting in this by the 4 kids is incredible, the film is beautifullly shot but my main problem with the film was that was too long thus dragging the film to a slow crawl at times. i do want to check out more of the Koreeda's films now after watching this.


  • SergeMagnavox

    Added by SergeMagnavox

    If you want to hate your life, watch this film. How the fuck can anybody do that to their own children?!


  • GinoBiru

    ★★★★½ Added by GinoBiru

    Depressing and brilliant.


  • ramen1995

    ★★★★★ Added by ramen1995

    Definitely my favorite koreeda film. Sad, but great.


  • Alex Singhkalex@gmail.com

    ★★★★★ Added by Alex Singhkalex@gmail.com

    Heart warming heart breaking. One of my favorites and one everyone should watch.


  • Anette

    ★★★★½ Watched by Anette 15 Nov, 2015 6

    A tender and heartbreaking portrayal of neglect and survival. The way Koreeda once again captures emotions and relationships with such grace and elegance is simply breathtaking. Sometimes hands and feet can tell us so much more than faces, and the small details can be more effective in telling a story than grand gestures. One of the best filmmakers out there today.


  • Pamela

    ★★★★ Watched by Pamela 10 Nov, 2015

    your heart will break


  • Alistair Ryder

    ★★★★ Watched by Alistair Ryder 27 Oct, 2015

    Week 7 of Letterboxd Season Challenge 2015-16: Midnight Eye Week

    In an interview with The Guardian at Cannes earlier this year, Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda laughed off the comparisons with Yasujirō Ozu that have been made when describing his work. Instead of taking the lead from one of Japan's most influential filmmakers, he claimed that in terms of storytelling he saw British social realist director Ken Loach as an inspiration and kindred spirit. Nobody Knows is the first film from…


  • Sandrine

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sandrine 22 Oct, 2015 1

    Oh, fuck.


  • Sol Sega

    ★★★★ Watched by Sol Sega 01 Oct, 2015

    A really soothing, slow film. There are some heart-breaking scenes throughout the movie that make you want to punch their mother right in the face, though...


  • lucywu

    ★★★★ Watched by lucywu 26 Sep, 2015



  • George

    ★★★★★ Watched by George 06 Sep, 2015

    Gloomy without being pessimistic and quietly beautiful. Probably some of the greatest child actor performances put on screen.