SHOPLIFTERS (15) (121 MINUTES)
On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. One night the family finds a young girl, Juri, who is cold, hungry and bruised. They take her into their ramshackle home. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family.
This film won the 2018 Palme D'Or at Cannes and has been universally praised.
Mark Kermode says
'“I found her,” Nobuyo says of the child, whose fate becomes the subject of police investigation and media scrutiny. “It was someone else who threw her away.” There’s something in that melancholic phrase that perfectly encapsulates the tone of Shoplifters, a film that exists in that strange netherworld between crime drama and family story. It’s an eerily moving piece, masterfully blurring the divide between the unforgivable and understandable, finding tenderness in the bleakest and most traumatic of circumstances.'
In Japanese with English subtitles.
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