The movie Nobody Knows was based on an actual event, which apparently was considerably more horrific (Wikipedia) than the story depicted in the movie.

So why did the director-writer choose to water it down? I found this curious, since this is the exact opposite of the usual practice (at least Hollywood) where movies based on true events are usually exaggerated.

  • I disagree with that last sentence, though. Hollywood often waters down true stories. – Walt Jun 19 '16 at 15:00
  • @Walt: Could you name me some examples of famous movies that were watered down? I'm not a movie aficionado and off the top of my head I couldn't think of any. One other movie I'd watched recently was Fargo, which despite starting off claiming to be based on a true story, was completely made up. – user9668 Jun 20 '16 at 1:23

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