Manbiki kazoku (original title)
R | 2h 1min | Crime, Drama | 23 November 2018 (USA)
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for some sexual content and nudity
I think the reviews already sums up quite good how stunning this film is. In addition to extraordinary cinematographic work and music (!!!), Hirokazu Koreeda raises a lot of difficult, though important questions, leaving you thinking about your own moral values and the idea of a family. All wrapped up in a simple, well written and beautiful plot.
However, I would like to draw som more attention to Kirin Kiki and yet another one of her amazing interpretations. Only four months after the premier at Cannes, Kiki died, at the age of 75. In some strange way I get the sense that both Koreeda and Kiki somehow knew this was going to happen, during the creation of Shoplifters. It may sound far fetched, but keep it in mind while watching.
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Writers: Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Kirin Kiki
Release Date: 23 November 2018 (USA)
Also Known As: Shoplifters 2018
Filming Locations: Japan