Running Time: 121 Minutes | Genre: Crime
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka
BBFCinsight: Strong sex references
Synopsis: This screening is part of DISTILLED – a programme of the best in Art House, documentary, vintage and foreign language films.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 teenager. The reasons for the family and friends' habit and their motivations come under the microscope.