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Manbiki kazoku (2018)

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A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Franky ... Osamu Shibata
Sakura Andô Sakura Andô ... Nobuyo Shibata
Mayu Matsuoka Mayu Matsuoka ... Aki Shibata
Jyo Kairi Jyo Kairi ... Shota Shibata
Miyu Sasaki Miyu Sasaki ... Yuri
Sôsuke Ikematsu Sôsuke Ikematsu ... 4 ban-san
Yûki Yamada Yûki Yamada
Moemi Katayama Moemi Katayama
Daisuke Kuroda Daisuke Kuroda
Kazuaki Shimizu Kazuaki Shimizu
Izumi Matsuoka Izumi Matsuoka
Katsuya Maiguma Katsuya Maiguma
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue
Aju Makita Aju Makita
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto
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Storyline

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older 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 young girl. The reasons for the family's habit and their motivations come under the microscope. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 December 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Shoplifters See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,264, 25 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$393,600, 9 December 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Japan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

Quotes

Hatsue Shibata: I was sure she'd want to go home.
Nobuyo Shibata: Do you think she... chose us?
Hatsue Shibata: Usually you can't choose your own parents.
Nobuyo Shibata: But then, maybe it's stronger when you choose them yourself.
Hatsue Shibata: What is?
Nobuyo Shibata: What is...
[pause]
Nobuyo Shibata: The bond. The bond.
[pause]
Hatsue Shibata: I chose you, too.
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Referenced in ARfRA: The House That Jack Built Controversy (2018) See more »

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Could be the best work of Hirokazu Koreeda
3 August 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

After filming several high-profile, slow-paced family dramas, the director Hirokazu Koreeda finally broke through the comfort zone he set up for himself in recent years. Through more skillful techniques and a more sagacious perspective, the tenacity and courage in "Nobody Knows" finally yielded an unhappy but very profound ending in the film. Even though the reconciliation between the individual and the world is no longer given hope, Hirokazu Koreeda's past unsolved thoughts resonate in a virtual space.. Therefore, it is not a bragging to call this film his masterpiece.


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