Shoplifters

Winner
Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globes
Nominee
Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Awards
A compact masterpiece about a scruffy family that isn't what it seems, and love that's the real thing.

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Shoplifters

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...
R
Genre
Crime, Drama, Festival Favorite
Runtime
121
Language
Japanese
Director
Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer(s)
Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast
Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô
Awards:
Winner, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
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FEATURED REVIEW
Simon Houp, Globe & Mail

Sometimes, the films of the Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda remind me of the novels of Paul Auster, deceptively simple prose that builds slowly into a puzzle piece of quietly explosive force. A poet laureate of family and morality, his humanist triumphs include 'Like Father, Like Son,' a ...

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