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Shoplifters (2018)

Manbiki kazoku (original title)
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A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

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Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Franky ... Osamu Shibata
Sakura Andô ... Nobuyo Shibata
Kirin Kiki ... Hatsue Shibata
Mayu Matsuoka ... Aki Shibata
Jyo Kairi ... Shota Shibata
Miyu Sasaki ... Yuri Hojo
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... 4 ban-san
Yûki Yamada Yûki Yamada ... Yasu Hojo
Moemi Katayama Moemi Katayama ... Nozomi Hojo
Daisuke Kuroda Daisuke Kuroda
Kazuaki Shimizu Kazuaki Shimizu
Izumi Matsuoka Izumi Matsuoka
Katsuya Maiguma Katsuya Maiguma
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue
Aju Makita Aju Makita
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Storyline

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered young girl. The reasons for the family's habit and their motivations come under the microscope. Written by aghaemi

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Taglines:

Sometimes you choose your family.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shoplifters See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,264, 25 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,313,513, 2 May 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To research the project, Hirokazu Koreeda toured an orphanage and wrote a scene inspired by a girl there who read from Swimmy by Leo Lionni. See more »

Quotes

Aki Shibata: So Grandma wanted my parent's money but she didn't want me?
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Referenced in ARfRA: The House That Jack Built Controversy (2018) See more »

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Heart warming social realism, an instant modern classic
16 May 2018 | by bRAdY-01See all my reviews

Watched in official En Competition at the Festival De Cannes 2018 on the 14th of May. My favourite film of the festival of the titles in competition films screened, all round excellent performances with deft direction, superbly written this film benefits from being written by a humanist director following in the steps of previous masters like De Sica and Bresson. I really cannot recommend this film highly enough, social realism that shakes you to your heart breaks, an instant modern classic. Ten out of ten.


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