Shoplifters

24 February SHOPLIFTERS (Manbiki kazoku)

Japan 2018 121mins (Japenese with English subtitles) (not classified)

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda With: Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Kirin Kiki

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. 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 teenager the reasons for the family and friends' habit and their motivations come under the microscope.