Shoplifters is most likely Hirokazu Kore-eda's best film to date. A warm portrayal of a family out of the ordinary that has many secrets, and that must go unorthodox paths to make ends meet.
As the title suggests, Shoplifters depicts a family stealing groceries to get food on the table. One day they decide to adopt a little girl of six or seven years who is not well taken care of by their own parents.
Kore-eda deservedly won the high-hanging Palme d'Or during this year's Cannes Film Festival for Shoplifters. It was also unanimously hailed by an international body of critics, and aptly referred to by the trade magazine Variety as an "Oliver Twist for our time".
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