Somewhere in Tokyo, a family take in a little girl who has been abused and abandoned by her parents.

If "Shoplifters" steals anything, it's your heart. This is an extraordinary film from somewhere under the radar of regular cinema; about a family who lives within, but apart from, regular society. Even with subtitles and a measured pace, it's not easy to precisely unravel all of the relationships, not that it's necessary. Suffice to say, a family of choice is a different experience to a family of origin; this an irresistible story about love stronger than bloodlines. Put it in your pocket.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 15th December 2018
Rialto Distribution 121 mins

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