Opens Feb 15, 2019
On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love — not blood — that defines a family.
"A tender ensemble piece whose skillful performances dovetail into a perfectly symphonic whole. Shoplifters is a work of such emotional delicacy and formal modesty that you're barely prepared when the full force of it's doing suddenly knocks you sideways." (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times)