Archive of films Shoplifters / Manbiki kazoku
2018, 121 min
Section: People Next Door
Osamu lives with his family in makeshift accommodation on the edge of town and “earns” extra money by engaging in theft. After one of his heists, he takes the neglected young girl Yuri under his wing, but this sets in motion an unexpected sequence of events that reveal a long hidden family secret. A multi-layered drama that artfully redefines the concept of family and places responsibility for others above social norms.
Day laborer Osamu lives with his family in makeshift accommodation on the edge of town and “earns” extra money by engaging in theft – a profession into which he initiates his young son. After one successful heist, the two see the neglected Yuri, a girl apparently unwanted by her parents, playing alone on a balcony in the freezing cold. They decide to take her under their wing, but this sets in motion an unexpected sequence of events that reveal a long hidden family secret. The award-winning Japanese director's multi-layered drama artfully redefines the concept of family and places empathy and responsibility for others above the moral norms of society. Palme d'Or at Cannes 2018.
About the director
Hirokazu Koreeda (1962, Tokyo). Selected filmography: Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai, 2004), Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo, 2008), Like Father, Like Son (Soshite chichi ni naru, 2013), Our Little Sister (Umimachi diary, 2015), Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku, 2018), La Vérité (2019).
About the film
|Section:||People Next Door|
|Dir. of Photography:||Ryûto Kondô|
|Art Director:||Keiko Mitsumatsu|
|Producer:||Kaoru Matsuzaki, Akihiko Yose, Hijiri Taguchi|
|Production:||Aoi Pro. Inc.|
|Cast:||Kirin Kiki, Sósuke Ikemacu, Lily Franky, Moemi Katajama, Sakura Andó, Maju Macuoka, Kengo Kóra, Akira Emoto, Čizuru Ikewaki, Jóko Moriguči, Naoto Ogata|
|Distributor:||Film Europe s.r.o.|