Shoplifters (review)

Shoplifters (review)
Shoplifters (review)
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This struggling group provides much of its basics by stealing them, but the story is actually about their relationships and the way they create a family. The film starts in a store, where 2 of them are stealing food, but expands when they bring home a young girl who’s alone and scared. As she’s integrated into their lives, their daily activities are presented with an underplayed naturalness. The performances are reserved, yet compelling. The film is quietly paced and develops their connections with patience. Low-key by American standards, but sweetly sensitive and ultimately touching. In Japanese with subtitles. (Criterion Cinemas only)

 

(4 / 5)

 

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