Shoplifters

Monday, March 18 – 2:00 and 7:30

Shoplifters

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast: Lili Franki, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Kirin Kiki, Jyo Kairi
Time: 121 min
Country: Japan
Year: 2018
Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Understated yet ultimately deeply affecting, Shoplifters adds another powerful chapter to director Hirokazu Koreeda’s richly humanistic filmography. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them…

Shoplifters

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