every little details we neglected
If your local art theater plays it, go watch it. Find it in DVD storeif you can. Rent it through your local mega movie renting store if youhave to. Everyone has to watch this movie.
As a highly urbanized country, Japan is subjected to constant socialproblem, more so than other developed country. Hence, often you willhave your Japanese movies that reminds us these problems, TokyoGodfather, Fireworks, etc.
Nobody Knows is one of them from another angle.
Its director likes to use close up on little details like finger nails,shoes, t-shirt collar to tell the audience what kind of situation it isfor the victims in the movie. Often we neglect these little details;often we neglect the unfortunate people around us.
Once in a while we have a world disaster, we all jumped in, we all gaveour helping hands, we all praised greatly how much help we gave on TV.Comparing and contrast the figures of aids given with other countries,even. Little things, little unfortunate things happened around us,everyday, everywhere, they are all nicely tucked under our lavish matand those story never told, those needed aid never arrived. Becausethey have no news value or because helping a few people doesn't gainenough prestige?
Nobody knows, as the title suggest, We never aware of these problems,by our own choice or not. The movie has an unusual slow pace. There isno climax, everything just get worse. Just the those misfortune peoplenobody knows, their life are not full of excitement, everyday isanother to get by, nothing to wish for, nothing to hope for. NobodyKnows depicts the days of these unsounded misfortune. You could haveseen the unfortunate events to come. You would have wished they wouldnot come. One by one they came.
The brilliant part, Nobody Knows lets its audiences decide the ending.