In the movie Shoplifters a Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes shoplift to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behavior. The youngsters and the adults of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered teenager. The reasons for the family and friends’ habit and their motivations come under the microscope.
The movie Shoplifters won the 2018 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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