Shoplifters

Shoplifters

Shoplifters

Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, modern master behind acclaimed Japanese family dramas such as Like Father, Like Son and Our Little Sister, won the 2018 Palme d'Or at Cannes with this tale following a family of small-time crooks who take in a child they find on the streets.

Kore-eda has been nominated for the Palme d'Or four times previously for Our Little Sister, Like Father, Like Son, Nobody Knows, and Distance.

Palme d'Or, Cannes 2018
2018Rating: M, Sexual references and nudity121 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
CrimeDramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Hirokazu Koreeda ('After the Storm', 'Our Little Sister', 'Like Father, Like Son', 'I Wish', 'Still Walking')
Writer:
Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast:
Kirin KikiLily FrankySôsuke IkematsuSakura AndôMayu Matsuoka

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Shoplifters / Reviews

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Like Father, Like Son, Our Little Sister) won the 2018 Palme d'Or at Cannes with this tale following a family of small-time crooks who take in a child they find on the streets.

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Variety

Variety

At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences.

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Time Out

Time Out

Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda's special brand of tough-but-tender humanism.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Compassionate, socially conscious filmmaking with a piercing intelligence that is pure Kore-eda. This is a film that steals in and snatches your heart.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is a movie made up of delicate brushstrokes: details, moments, looks and smiles.

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Stuff

Stuff

While perhaps not quite as absorbing as the likes of Like Father or Little Sister, this is nonetheless another superb example of Kore-eda's ability to weave a very Japanese story that has global appeal.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Where Shoplifters ultimately goes is at once unexpected and inevitable, arriving at a startling, powerful conclusion that is carried on the back of one of the strongest screen ensembles in years.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A master of threading the needle between conflict and contrivance, Kore-eda manages to turn this drama inside out without every betraying its most resonant truth.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Studded with memorable characters and believable performances that quietly lead the viewer to reflect on societal values.

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