ABSTRACT The award-winning Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai, 2004), by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, is reviewed, with ref-erence to theories of trauma and to other films featuring child pro-tagonists. Nobody Knows is based on a true story of four half-siblings who must fend for themselves in a small apartment in Tokyo when their mother deserts them.
Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)
LINDA C. EHRLICH is an associate professor at Case Western Univer-sity. Her most recent book is An Open Window, on Victor Erice (Scare-crow Press, 2000); she also co-edited, with David Desser, Cinematic Landscapes (University of Texas Press, 1994).
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Linda C. Ehrlich; Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai). Film Quarterly 1 December 2005; 59 (2): 45–50. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2005.59.2.45
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