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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.

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$3,313,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,998,738
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Runtime:

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

Yuri: [while trying on a swimsuit in a department store dressing room] Will you hit me later?
Nobuyo Shibata: [Anguished] No, I will not hit you.
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a true magic
24 February 2019 | by nomadnikoSee all my reviews

Imagine a movie that Hollywood can NEVER make:

NO CGI, NO celebreties, NO good or bad guys, NO must-have-a-black-dude-or-else, NO trying to make bull-t scenes good through epic music, NO cliche lines or scenes, NO silicone, NO gay propaganda, NO dog to save, NO american president to save, NO stealing ideas, NO superheroes, NO mentioning of the word "proud", NO telling the viewer what's right or wrong, NO part where you're forced to scream "yeah!"... NO bull!

That's the one.

But if you are now thinking "uh, but what's left then?" - maybe you shouldn't bother watching it. But I'll tell you what's left anyway - EVERYTHING. Everything that matters.

I am not trying to write a real review, and I can't understand people that are trying to re-tell the story or use quotes from the movie as header in their reviews.. The story doesn't really matter - it is not about the story, it is about what is missing in today's family. The movie is so original and great that if you don't watch it you have no chance of finding anything about what it really is.


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