Apr 1, 2009

Dare mo shiranai / Nobody Knows (2004)

O drama soptita despre un grup de copii care nu exista in mod legal si oficial, despre o mama denaturata, despre viata singur cand ai intre 2 si 12 ani si n-ai fost niciodata la scoala si nu stii nici macar sa furi mancare.

Povestea e bazata pe un caz real, dar din ce citesc, a fost mult inmuiata si frumos impachetata, adevarul fiind ceva mai putin usor de privit. Poate din cauza asta m-am cam plictisit la un moment dat uitandu-ma la Nobody Knows, care e si cam lung (2:20h), si cam static, atat in imagini, cat si in actiune sau implicare.

Cu toate astea, regizorul Horikazu Koreeda dovedeste delicatetea, rabdarea in fata timpului si simtul fin al umorului si al veseliei retinute pe care le-am mai vazut si in Wandafuru Raifu, iar actorul principal, care mi-a placut foarte mult, Yuya Yagira, a fost cel mai tanar actor care a castigat premiul de cel mai bun actor la Cannes.



computersaysno said...

cred ca filmul asta il apreciezi dupa ce-l vezi. iti ramane gustul ala amar de viata cu care trebuie sa te obisnuiesti cum a facut si Akira. :)

am adormit de 2 ori la el, prea lung pentru the working class hero. :[

de pe wiki:

Compared with the film's version of the story, the actual events of the "Affair of the four abandoned children of Sugamo" upon which the movie is based were far more grisly.

Originally, the mother had five children, two boys and three girls. The younger boy (born in 1984) died from an illness shortly after birth, but because none of the five children officially existed (she had asked the father of the oldest son to register them for marriage, as well as register him for birth; he did neither, causing the mother to not register any of the other kids), she wrapped the body up in some plastic sheets with some deodorizer and hid it in a closet.

When she left her children to live with her new lover, the oldest boy was around 14, and he had three younger sisters, aged 7, 3, and 2.

The older boy took to bringing over two friends ("A" and "B" in the report) he'd made, but these two other boys were much more brutal than the characters depicted in the film. Ultimately, one of them (B) became angry at the two-year-old girl for eating a bowl of ramen he'd brought over, and beat her up, ultimately killing her.

The oldest son and friend (A) packed the body up and took it to some mountains nearby, and buried it in a shallow grave. This was in April 1988.

In July of that year the landlord finally realized that the apartment seemed to be occupied only by children, and called the police, who found the two remaining girls badly malnourished. Searching the apartment, they discovered the corpse that the mother had hidden. Authorities later found the body of the youngest daughter near Chichibu City.

The story was covered very heavily by the mass media; and the mother, seeing this on the news, wondered if it were all about her children, and turned herself in to the police within a week of the children's discovery.

The eldest boy was not in the room when his sister was killed, but suspected that it was friend (B). Criminal charges were brought against the eldest boy, but they were later dropped. The children's true names were never released to the media.

The mother spent 3 years in prison with an additional 4 years of probation after release. She eventually regained custody of her two surviving daughters following her release.