Shoplifters

Shoplifters

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Catalogue no: RIA240

Media: DVD

Classification: M

Category: World Film

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9338176022313

No of Discs: 1

Language: Japanese

Year: 2018

Release Date: 03-04-2019

Availability: In stock

$26.95
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...

Additional Information

Actors Kiki Kilin, Matsuoka Mayu, Ando Sakura, Lily Franky
Director Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Producer Matsuzaki Kaoru
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Runtime 116

Digitales Reviews

Digitales Film Club Review by Maya
Star
It was slow at times and had some unexpected plot turns which left me questioning whether I enjoyed the story. (Posted on 24/04/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Mali
Star
This film is soft and slow and affecting. The directing and acting is honest and the cinematography transports you to the heart of a story you didn’t know you needed to see. It’s within the small details that the viewer is allowed to experience exactly what is happening within the lives of people who have created their own version of family, outside of cultural and societal norms. (Posted on 24/04/2019)
Digitales Film Club Review by Jenny
Star
Kore-eda’s Shoplifters is a delicate portrayal of an unconventional Japanese family bonded through acts of petty thievery. Employing an observational style of filming, Kore-eda masterfully captures the everyday exploits of the Shibata clan over the course of a year. Shoplifters takes its time to establish the relationship between family members: none of these people are actually related by blood. Instead, they have chosen to come together, connected through the shared instinct of self-preservation. Once again, Kore-eda finds himself on familiar ground, as he urges us to reflect on the underlying question: is it better to choose our own family? The most potent scene arrives during the film’s third act, where Ando Nobuyo delivers a powerful and heart-wrenching monologue. Ultimately, Shoplifter’s ability to tackle morally complex issues in a humanist manner, aided by the cast’s effortless performances, will surely leave an indelible mark on audiences. (Posted on 24/04/2019)