Shoplifters

By FHW Marketing

SYNPOSIS

Somewhere in Tokyo, Osamu Shibata and his wife Nobuyo live in poverty. While Osamu receives occasional employment and Nobuyo has a low-paying job, the family relies in large part on the grandmother's pension. As he is shoplifting for groceries with his son, Shota, they discover Yuri, a homeless girl. Osamu takes her home, where the family observes evidence of abuse. Despite their strained finances, they informally adopt her.

 

PRODUCTION

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda 

 

TECHNICAL

Length: 2hr 1min 

Country: Japan

 

RELEASE

Date: November 23 2018

Cert: TBC

 

BOOKING

Distribution: Thunderbird

Contact: dave.woodward@thunderbirdreleasing.com

 

REVIEW 

“Equal parts incisive social critique and nuanced family portrait, the latest from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda — winner of this year's Palme d’Or at Cannes — follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet in a merciless urban environment.” - Toronto International Film Festival