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Manbiki kazoku (2018)

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

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Franky ... Osamu Shibata
Sakura Andô Sakura Andô ... Nobuyo Shibata
Mayu Matsuoka Mayu Matsuoka ... Aki Shibata
Jyo Kairi Jyo Kairi ... Shota Shibata
Miyu Sasaki Miyu Sasaki ... Yuri
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... 4 ban-san
Yûki Yamada Yûki Yamada
Moemi Katayama Moemi Katayama
Daisuke Kuroda Daisuke Kuroda
Kazuaki Shimizu Kazuaki Shimizu
Izumi Matsuoka Izumi Matsuoka
Katsuya Maiguma Katsuya Maiguma
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue
Aju Makita Aju Makita
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto
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Storyline

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered young girl. The reasons for the family's habit and their motivations come under the microscope. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 December 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Shoplifters See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,264, 25 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$286,333, 6 December 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Nobuyo Shibata: If someone hits you and tells you they are doing it because they love you, they are a liar.
[Hugging Yuri]
Nobuyo Shibata: This is what someone does when they love you.
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Referenced in ARfRA: The House That Jack Built Controversy (2018) See more »

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Subtle and nuanced
4 August 2018 | by TheBigSickSee all my reviews

For this stunning masterpiece Shoplifters, Hirokazu Koreeda should win the Academy Award for Best Director. It is unbelievable that the rather complicated characters and their relationships are depicted in just two hours. The approach is mild, understated, low-profile, subtle and nuanced. Much room, space and thought are left to the viewers. The direction is simply super smart.

The cinematography is extraordinary, with some surprising long shots, close-ups and beautiful shots from tight angles. The editing is speechless, connecting numerous scenes just seamlessly. Not a single minute is wasted, and the film is largely intense and arresting. Together with the brilliant performances from the ensemble cast, the result is a satisfying and deeply affecting drama on lower class in Japan.


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