Shoplifters - Japanese Movie

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Shoplifters - Japanese Movie
'Shoplifters' movie poster, image credit: Bonanza

Shoplifters is a 2018 Japanese drama film directed, written and edited by Hirokazu Kore-eda. The film premiered on 13 May 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival, where it went on to win the Palme d'Or. The film was released in Japan on 8 June 2018 and was a critical and commercial success. It was selected as the Japanese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

Somewhere in Tokyo, Osamu Shibata and his wife Nobuyo live in poverty. While Osamu receives occasional employment and Nobuyo has a low-paying job, the family relies in large part on the grandmother's pension. As he is shoplifting for groceries with his son, Shota, they discover Yuri, a homeless girl. Osamu takes her home, where the family observes evidence of abuse. Despite their strained finances, they informally adopt her.

Cast - Lily Franky as Osamu Shibata

          Sakura Ando as Nobuyo Shibata

          Mayu Matsuoka as Aki Shibata

          Sosuke Ikematsu as 4 ban-san

          Kairi Jō as Shota Shibata

          Miyu Sasaki as Yuri

          Kirin Kiki as Hatsue Shibata

          Naoto Ogata

          Yoko Moriguchi

          Yūki Yamada

          Moemi Katayama

          Kengo Kora as Takumi Maezono

          Chizuru Ikewaki as Kie Miyabe

          Akira Emoto

Release Date - May 13, 2018 (Cannes)

                        November 23, 2018 (Japan)

Genre - Drama

Directed by - Hirokazu Kore-eda

Produced by - Matsuzaki Kaoru

                       Yose Akihiko

                       Taguchi Hijiri

Written by - Hirokazu Kore-eda

Music by - Haruomi Hosono

Cinematography - Kondo Ryuto

Edited by - Hirokazu Kore-eda

Production Company - Aoi Pro, Inc.

Distributed by - Gaga Corporation

Country - Japan

Language - Japanese


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