Nobody Knows is a heart-wrenching tale of Japanese family of five, four kids and their mother. They all live in a small apartment where children are not allowed, only the oldest child, a twelve year old boy named Akira is known to be living with his mother.
The mothers disregard for her children is extremely frightening. Akira has always been in charge of his brothers and sisters, shopping, cooking, and doing much more for them, but when his mother is gone for longer and longer periods of time he is forced to do more and more. He is forced to do the work of a father, not the work of a twelve year old boy.
This film is one of the most depressing and extremely beautiful films that I have seen in a while. The harsh reality these kids have, and the lack of parenting, schooling, and much more makes you feel for them. This film is truly beautiful, and I strongly recommend watching it. (It's also available on Netflix instantly)