Shoplifters

New York Times Critics' Pick
121 mins.
Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
R
Japanese with subtitles
2018

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...

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

"In the past, Kore-eda’s delicacy has at times enervated his movies. Here, though, the family’s toughness, thieving and secrets, its poverty and desperation, work like ballast on his sensibilities. In their grubby imperfections, Kore-eda finds a perfect story about being human." Manohla Dargis. A New York Times Critic's Pick!