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Hug Yours

I don't know these folks, but having read the Dear Elena postings, I know them well enough. I'm hugging my little ones a little extra.

( Feb 26 2006, 05:35:13 PM PST ) Permalink

hReview: Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)

This evening, the kids were off having fun with their friends at a birthday party, so we watched Nobody Knows. I thought I'd seize an opportunity to try a quick hReview:

Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)

Feb 25, 2006 by Ian Kallen Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai)

A moving, disturbing and excellent film (Japanese, english subtitles)

Based on a true story in Japan, this makes the New Years Home Alone Case look like a blip of a parental lapse. A young mother leaves her four kids alone for months on end in a small urban apartment. The eldest son, Akira, in an intense portrayal by adolescent Yƻya Yagira, grows up real fast to look after his younger siblings. Despite a deliberate pace, the predicament that the kids were in, the sweetness of young Yuki (Momoko Shimizu) and the gritty inner-city ambience of Japan keep you rivetted to the story.


I've been meaning to take it for a spin for a while, this hReview was built with hReview Creator and then fiddled with a bit. I think I'll have muck with my stylesheets to give hReviews any kind of a reasonable display.

( Feb 26 2006, 12:11:35 AM PST ) Permalink