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Bungay Film Club Presents - Shoplifters (15)

Japan 2018.  121 minutes.  In Japanese with English subtitles.

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Starring: Lily Franky and Mayu Matsuoka.

A warm and understated Japanese drama about a family who take in a small child they find left outside in the freezing cold.  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 and tests the bonds that unite them.  In the hands of a different director, a plot like this could be the basis of a thriller, but the story feels more like that of a contemporary Dickens.  


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