World soundtrack awards
Archived: Shoplifters - Manbiki kazoku (2018)

director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

composer: Haruomi Hosono
With: Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki, Sakura Andô, a.o.

duration: 121 minutes
Drama, Crime

Gala Premières and special events

"Hirokazu Kore-eda's Cannes Palme d'Or winner is a heartrending glimpse into an often invisible segment of Japanese society: those struggling to stay afloat in the face of crushing poverty. On the the margins of Tokyo, a most unusual "family"-a collection of societal castoffs united by their shared outsiderhood and fierce loyalty to one another-survives by petty stealing and grifting. When they welcome into their fold a young girl who's been abused by her parents, they risk exposing themselves to the authorities and upending their tenuous, below-the-radar existence. The director's latest masterful, richly observed human drama makes the quietly radical case that it is love-not blood-that defines a family." (NYFF)

"After the relative left turn that was his last film, 'The Third Murder', Japanese director Kore-eda has once against embraced the Ozu-inflected family drama territory for which he is best known. The embrace is as ferocious and beautiful and loving as that of a mother trying to hug away all her child's fears." (Sight & Sound) 


director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
composer: Haruomi Hosono
screenplay: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Editor: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Cinematography: Ryûto Kondô

production company: Fuji Television Network

More info

dialogue: Japanese
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Japan
year: 2018


HIROKAZU KORE-EDA (1962): Nonfix (1989, TV series documentary), However... (1991), Lessons from a Calf (1991), Kare no inai hachigatsu ga (1994), Maborosi (1995), Without Memory (1996, documentary), After Life (1998), Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), Hana (2006), Still Walking (2008), Daijôbu de aruyô ni: Cocco owaranai tabi (2008, documentary), Air Doll (2009), Ayashiki bungô kaidan (2010, TV series), I Wish (2011), Going my Home (2012, TV mini-series, director of 5 episodes), The Message from Fukushima (2012, documentary short), Like Father, Like Son (2013), Our Little Sister (2015), After the Storm (2016), The Third Murder (2017), Shoplifters (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Hirokazu Kore-eda

2015:Our Little Sister
2013:Like Father, Like Son
2004:Nobody Knows


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