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121 minutes


DIRECTOR: Hirokazu Kore-eda

WITH: Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or – the highest prize – at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. 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…

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