Shoplifters — U.S. Trailer


added: Fri, Oct 5th '18

It won the coveted Palme d'Or award at this year's Cannes Film Festival. And It has been selected as Japan's official entry for the best foreign language film Oscar.

Check out the official U.S. trailer for the critically acclaimed Japanese-language drama "Shoplifters," which is the latest film from Japanese auteur Kore-eda Hirokazu, of "Like Father, Like Son," "After Life," and "Nobody Knows."

The film stars Kore-eda's regular Lily Franky as a financially-struggling middle-aged Japanese family-man who has resorted to petty thievery to feed his wife and children. While training his young son to be his shoplifting accomplice, they discover a young abandoned girl freezing in the cold, sleeping in an alleyway.

As a voluntary act of kindness, he and his wife decide to take in the little girl and care for her. And soon she becomes part of their family. That's until, a televised news segment reports her missing, which automatically puts a target on their heads.

Already a huge box-office hit in Japan and marks Kore-eda's most successful film to date, "Shoplifters" is making its way to the States next month, opening in select theaters November 23rd. Watch the trailer, above.

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...


directed by   Kore-eda Hirokazu

starring   Lily Franky, Ando Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kilin, Jyo Kairi, Sasaki Miyu

release date   November 23, 2018 (in select U.S. theaters)

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