Shoplifters (15)

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Japanese Crime/Drama


This is a complex, moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. In Tokyo, poverty-stricken family the Shibatas routinely turn to petty thieving to make ends meet. A rare depiction of Japanese society’s urban underclass, exquisitely drawn and full of Kore-eda’s trademark subtlety and nuanced moral inquiry. Winner Palme D’Or Cannes Film Festival 2018

Starring Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

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.

Wonderful film. Thought provoking, warm, humour and a sadness. Subtitled.

Enjoyed by audience, moving, poignant, human story.

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