Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kairi Jyo
Hirokazu Kore-eda (Screenplay), Hirokazu Kore-eda (Director)
Release: Jun. 2nd, 2018
Runtime: 2 hours, 1 minute
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.
Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters,” a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot twists.
The film depic...
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that a small child who had been physically abused (scarred, burned) and whose parents had hidden her disappearance for over two months and who was on the radar of child services would be returned to those parents.