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Film Review: Shoplifters 万引き家族 (2018) - Japan

Andrew Chan Cannes Hitokazu Koreeda Japanese film Lily Franky Shoplifters

Film Review: Shoplifters 万引き家族 (2018) - Japan

Review: Shoplifters 万引き家族 (2018) - Japan Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)  Help us continue to cover more Asian and Martial Art films by making a donation to Neo Film Blog below. Director Hitokazu Koreeda (“After the Storm”) continues his trend of portraying dysfunctional families with “Shoplifters”. One of the most beautiful aspect of this film is how the story is told without manipulation of emotions, but simply presenting the events as it unfolds in a slow yet dedicated pace. We see a family of sorts being on display, struggling to live in the commercial driven Tokyo as different family...

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