Shoplifters

By FHW Marketing

SYNPOSIS

Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated film set, 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.

 

PRODUCTION

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda 

 

TECHNICAL

Length: 2hr 1min 

Country: Japan

 

RELEASE

Date: November 23 2018

Cert: 15

 

BOOKING

Distribution: Thunderbird

Contact: dave.woodward@thunderbirdreleasing.com

 

REVIEW 

“Equal parts incisive social critique and nuanced family portrait, the latest from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda — winner of this year's Palme d’Or at Cannes — follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet in a merciless urban environment.” - Toronto International Film Festival