Shoplifters

Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated film set, 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 DETAILS

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Writers: Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Length: 2hr 1min
Language: Japanese
Certificate: 15
Format: Cinema, DVD

RELEASE

Date: November 23 2018

“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

Distribution: Thunderbird
Contact: dave.woodward@thunderbirdreleasing.com

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