Manbiki kazoku [Shoplifters] (2018)


A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold. (IMDb)
Its subtle beauty grows with time–wonderful camerawork, production design, and acting bring forth excellent scenes of a unique family simply living a simple life, finding comfort amidst hardship. The third act brings with it notes of drama that only serve to heighten the heart of the previous two in retrospect, as cold scenes of law and tradition break up the warmth that came before it and earnest Osamu attempts to pick up the pieces (see the nuanced developments in his relationship with Shota).
9/10 (Amazing)



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