Annie Choi introduces Nobody KnowsKore-eda Hirokazu, Japan, 2004 (139 min)
Yagira Yuya and Kitaura Ayu. A mother abandons her four illegitimate children in a Tokyo apartment, leaving the eldest son to feed, clothe, protect, and sustain his siblings. Based on true events. The 12-year old Yagira Yuya won the Best Actor prize at the 2004 Cannes International Film Festival for his heartbreaking performance.
Proverb: A child who is shown love and affection through an excess of joy and peace will not be able to learn much.
Added by Fumio on August 26, 2008