Shoplifters (2018) – Movie Review

Review of 2019 Japanese movie Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku). Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Storyline: A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda

Stars:
Lily Franky as Osamu Shibata
Sakura Ando as Nobuyo Shibata
Mayu Matsuoka as Aki Shibata
Kairi Jō as Shota Shibata
Kirin Kiki as Hatsue Shibata
Miyu Sasaki as Yuri Hojo/Juri/Lin
Sosuke Ikematsu as 4 ban-san
Naoto Ogata as Yuzuru Shibata
Yoko Moriguchi as Yoko Shibata
Yūki Yamada as Yasu Hojo
Moemi Katayama as Nozomi Hojo
Kengo Kora as Takumi Maezono
Chizuru Ikewaki as Kie Miyabe
Akira Emoto as Yoritsugu Kawado

Genre: Crime, Drama
Release Date: May 13, 2018 (Cannes), June 8, 2018 (Japan)
Runtime: 2h 01min
Production Companies: Aoi Pro, Inc.
Distribution Company: GAGA Pictures
US MPAA Rating: R
Canadian MPA Rating: 14A

===== REVIEW SCORES =====

DANNYMALT SCORE: 8.0
IMDB Score: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metascore: 93

Review Scores as of February 18, 2019.

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===== EXTRA INFO =====
Intro & Outro Music in video by Illinois Brass Band “Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Illinois_Brass_Band/Music_to_Summon_the_Spirits/

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