Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku)

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Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku)

Thursday 14th February 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building

Full of emotion and characters of unassuming depth, this superb drama from Kore-eda (Nobody Knows) – the winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2018 – depicts a three-generation family (granny, parents and children), living on the fringes of society. Dad apprentices his son in the art of shoplifting.  The daughter performs in a red-light peep show, and Mum works in a laundry, searching clients’ pockets for anything she can pilfer. Suddenly, on a freezing winter night father and son bring home an abandoned 5-year-old girl they come across on an apartment balcony.

Japan 2018 – Japanese with subtitles – Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda with Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sôsuke Ikematsu – 121 min

A compact masterpiece about a scruffy family that isn’t what it seems, and love that’s the real thing – WALL STREET JOURNAL            

Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda’s special brand of tough-but-tender humanism – TIME OUT

Website: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8075192/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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Category: 15, Japanese

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