Shoplifters (15)

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Shoplifters

Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son) directs a compassionate and humanistic portrait of a ragtag Japanese family, in his Palme d'Or-winning drama of life on the fringes of society.

After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu (Lily Franky, Like Father, Like Son) and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them.

Osamu's wife Nobuyo (Sakura Ando) reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together- until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets.

Japan 2018 Dir Hirokazu Kore-eda 121 min

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

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