Shoplifters

7th March 2023

Certificate 15 / Hirokazu Kore-eda | Japan | 2018 | 121 minutes | Japanese with English subtitles

On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders is united by fierce loyalty and a penchant for petty theft.
Their life changes from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic as they open their doors to a
beleaguered young girl. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-theradar
existence. TA

“This is a film with no set pieces or major plot twists but it is wholly absorbing and it will steal your heart.” Deborah Ross, Spectator

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