With universal themes of family and belonging, Shoplifters is a poignant, critically-acclaimed new drama from Kore-eda Hirokazu (Nobody Knows, After the Storm), exploring the bonds that unite them.

After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu (Lily Franky, Like Father, Like Son) and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them.

Osamu’s wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces.

Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, the shoplifters seem to live happily together.

But an unforeseen incident complicates the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets…


This Cannes Film Festival winner film is presented by Thunderbird Releasing. See the film’s official website here.