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Shoplifters  (2018) 

2 hrs 1 min, Certificate 15

Wednesday 1 May 2018, 7.30 pm
Langton Matravers' Village Hall

This is a film made up of delicate details. It is the story of a group of frightened, damaged people who have made common cause with each other, banded together under the convenience flag of family, beneath the radar of the law and making the best of things from day to day, until they realise they have been making the worst of things. This faux family is made up of a man and a woman, a little boy, an older girl and a much older lady, all living in a tumbledown bungalow tucked out of sight in the Tokyo suburbs.  Rather than attend school, the young boy, Shota, spends his days stealing groceries with his father, Osamu, in an intricate two-man operation involving hand signals and coded nods. 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. A rich, satisfying and deeply intelligent film that cuts to the heart of what family means. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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