A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

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Hirokazu Koreeda (as Kore-eda Hirokazu)

Writers:

Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 51 wins & 97 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Sometimes you choose your family.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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First Japanese movie to win the Palme d'Or since The Eel (1997) in 1997. See more »

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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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Referenced in ARfRA: The House That Jack Built Controversy (2018) See more »

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An Adorable Journey Throughout a Road of Humanity
23 February 2019 | by AIOS-ReviewsSee all my reviews

Academy Award's official entry from Japan Shoplifters already earned so many awards and could even got every awards if there was no 'Roma'. Shoplifters questions us and left us to find the answer. The question could be seen in the trailer too. It was "Does giving birth automatically makes you a mother?" Though shoplifters is not made on this very topic. It's more than this.

They are family with husband, wife, and grandma and with two kids. They are poor. The man named Osamu (Lily Franky) shoplift everyday with his kid named Shota (Jyo Kairi). They return home and feel their stomach with the foods along with the other members of the family. One day returning home Osamu and Shota found a little girl (Miyu Sasaki) was outside of his home who had no one in their family then. They took her into their little house full with humanity and everybody welcome her. On the next day they went to return her but ended up hearing their parents were fighting over her existence and that's why they decided to took her into their house.

All of them in this family earn legally or illegally. They are not all innocent but they do have innocence. This film is adorable with it's realistic family goals. No matter what this family is actually happy over anything they has. But will not they try to do something which is acceptable? They are helpless too. They are free, they enjoy their time. The little girl who used to get beaten by her parents made a great relationship with this family too.

First of all there is nothing to spoil this film. The trailer showed almost all of this movie. This film is made on the views over a poor japaneese family. Hirokazu wanted us to feel for them. And it worked amazingly by his artistically work. Shoplifters never gives you any hard moments and this film has no center conflict. It's like a flowing river that has some stones in the middle. Shoplifters is an adorable journey throughout an road of humanity.

Amazing screenplay form Hirokazu and masterclass acting from all the cast gave me goosebumps in moments. There are moments that can make you cry and laugh at the same time. Shoplifters will be always live with my heart. And I liked it by watching 8.1 on imdb over 17k votes. It is really good to see normal people started liking this kind of arts too.


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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$89,264, 25 November 2018

Gross USA:

$3,313,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,999,335
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1.85 : 1
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