Japanese movie -SHOPLIFTERS – out on dvd

Osamu Shibata is head of a poor Japanese family which survives by committing petty crimes. One day the family stumbles on a young homeless girl. Taking pity on her they take her home, training her in the ways of shoplifting. Is Osamu doing a good thing fulfilling the function a caring state should provide, or has he taken the girl like all the other items he steals?

In Japanese with English subtitles

Guardian Film Review



DVD available to buy at

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