Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows ★★★★★

To make something so beautiful, so tender out of something so tragic and heartbreaking takes a real skill. Hirokazu Koreeda has perfected it.

Not since Elephant Man has a film had this much of an emotional effect on me, it actually made me feel quite sick in my stomach in the last half hour and in the last 15 minutes or so I realised I was holding my breath.

The young actors have left me gobsmacked at how flawlessly they performed, they say very little but their every action makes you empathise with them that little bit more. Akira's scenes when he remembered how to behave like a child again were particularly touching but when the sucker punch comes, the journey to the airport is so particularly heart wrenching that I considered stopping the film altogether.

There's so much more I could say about this but I'm too much of a wreck. A five star film for sure, it's just a shame I can't see myself rewatching it in the foreseeable future.

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