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Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:121 minutes
Production Country:Japan
Original Language:Japanese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hirokazu Koreeda


“Shoplifters” has been shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and has received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The film has been a major critic and audience sensation at prestigious film festivals around the world and won the top honors at the Cannes Film Festival.

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. 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.

Acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda casts a sympathetic eye on unorthodox, even criminal family arrangements in this extraordinary film.

Critics are raving about “Shoplifters”:

“A film that steals in and snatches your heart.” — Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

“The work of a master in full command of his art. A work of such emotional delicacy, you’re barely prepared when it knocks you sideways.” — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“A masterpiece!” — Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

“Superb!” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Miraculous.” — David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“Simply one of the best films of the year, period.” — Karen Han, Vice