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Shoplifters

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Grandstand Theater 25 Main Street Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States (map)
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Shoplifters, a widely acclaimed film from the great contemporary Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, contrasts the strength of the relationships forged by choice and love, with those maintained by obligation and blood. Kore-eda tells a moving and surprising story about an unconventional, non-biological family in Tokyo who are on the brink of poverty and shoplift to survive. Although this group of outcasts and misfits may look dysfunctional from the outside, together they support and comfort each other, frequently more than in conventional relationships. When one of the family members gets arrested, their underground lifestyle begins to unravel, testing their relationships. Shoplifters was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2018 and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2018. (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018, Japan, 121 minutes)

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