‘A thrilling, beautiful tale of Toyko's down-and-outs’ ***** The Telegraph.
A Japanese family of thieves lifts a lost little girl from the streets. Despite their poverty, they seem happy, until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets.
Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan 2018
Language: Japanese, English subtitles
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.
‘a satisfying and devastating gem’ ***** The Guardian
‘a thrilling, beautiful tale of Toyko's down-and-outs’ ***** The Telegraph
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