After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold.
At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...
Winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
'A compact masterpiece about a scruffy family that isn’t what it seems, and love that’s the real thing.' Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
'Shoplifters is so gently observed and generous and careful with its characters that when misfortune finally befalls this family group, it’s almost unbearable to watch.' Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central