Shoplifters (15)

Director Hirokazu Koreeda. Japanese Crime/Drama


A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered teenager. The reasons for the family and friends' habit and their motivations come under the microscope.

Starring Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Incredible film. Wonderful. Amazing film choice. A lovely film. Excellent venue and beautiful film.

Very well received!

A film buffs' film - fairly difficult to follow - but carefully observed and shot following the (very) complicated lives of a Japanese family on the fringes of society.

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