Shoplifters (2018)

  • Drama
  • 2h 1m
“Sometimes it’s better to choose your own family”

Winner of the 2018 Palme d’Or, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters focuses on the humans who slip through the cracks of society and create their own way of living out of necessity. One cramped Tokyo apartment houses a motley family of five – the elderly pachinko-loving matriarch Hatsue (Kirin Kiki), teenage Aki (Mayu Matsuoka) who works in a soft-core peep show, laundress Noboyu (Sakura Andô), and her occasional tradie husband Osamu (Lily Franky) who brings home the bare necessities by ritualistic shoplifting sessions with his son Shota (Kairi Jyo). It’s a humanistic masterwork that begs to be shared with friends and loved ones.

“Compassionate, socially conscious filmmaking with a piercing intelligence” — The Telegraph


Hirokazu Koreeda



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