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(51319) 8.0 121 min 2018

Manbiki kazoku is a movie starring Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, and Kirin Kiki. A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Starring
Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Kirin Kiki, Sakura Andô
Genres
Drama, Crime
Director
Hirokazu Koreeda

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Drama, Crime
Director Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer Hirokazu Koreeda, Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Kirin Kiki, Sakura Andô
Country Japan
Also Known As Une affaire de famille, Bolti tolvajok, Shoplifters - perhesalaisuuksia, Zagleni, Assunto de Família, Κλέφτες Καταστημάτων, O afacere de familie, Un asunto de família, Shoplifters: Uma Família de Pequenos Ladrões, Kẻ Trộm Siêu Thị, Arakçılar, Un asunto de familia, Shoplifters, Ha'mishpakha Shelly, Un affare di famiglia, Tatiči, Obiteljske veze, 万引き家族, Vagiliautojai, 小偷家族, Somos una familia, Poevargad, Zloději, Kradljivci, Złodziejaszki, Shoplifters - Familienbande
Runtime 2H 1M
Description Couple Osamu and Nobuyo, their adolescent "son" Shota, and Nobuyo's "sister" and "mother", Aki and Hatsue, live together in Hatsue's small and isolated house in Tokyo. Although Osamu and Nobuyo have legitimate blue collar jobs, and Aki works as an exotic dancer of sorts in a men's club, they largely exist on Hatsue's deceased husband's pension and through shoplifting whatever they may need, in addition to Nobuyo stealing from her employer. Osamu's outward belief is that if something is in a store and no one has yet bought it, it doesn't actually belong to anyone and thus shoplifting is not stealing from anyone. Osamu and Shota do the bulk of the shoplifting of their day-to-day goods, their shoplifting M.O. which they have perfected to pat routine. On their way home after a shoplifting run, they spot a five year old girl who they have routinely seen huddled outside what they assume is her house, she as usual looking scared and malnourished. This day, they decide to take her home with them, in the process over time learning that she is Juri, an abused child. Ultimately, Osamu and Nobuyo decide to keep her, eventually changing her name to Lin and cutting her hair to make her look different after they discover two months after the fact that her abusive parents are finally looking for her. As Shota ends up being Lin's most frequent companion in he not attending school - Osamu and Nobuyo who have told him that only children who don't have the luxury of being taught at home need to go to school - he involves her in his routine shoplifting, the only life he knows. This new situation of Lin in their lives has the potential to bring this makeshift family come tumbling down around them as each person begins to question their past actions. If this figurative house does come crashing down, the alternative may not be better in the options of what is one's choice versus what is one's circumstance, the latter quite often biologically-based.

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Saturday, 02 May 2020 00:20

I just saw this at the theater in 1999 and have always thought of it as the best film ever made. I have watched it over and over again and still find myself drawn to it, even though I know it is not a masterpiece like Citizen Kane. "D'oh-tih:The Irony" is one of those films that brings back memories of the memories of my childhood. "My grandma used to ride in the green pony" my father used to tell me when I was a little boy and I used to tell him to ride it so he would know how to ride a pony. Every time I watch this film I feel like I've been waiting for a long time for a moment like that. The story is about the story of a young girl who is sent away from her family on a ship. She meets a young boy who has inherited his father's business and finds him to be quite annoying. Eventually the girl and the boy get married and the daughter leaves her old life behind. In the end the young girl decides to leave the country and begins to travel to the nearest city to find work in a factory. The movie is set in the 40's and still feels like that, but the production, the cinematography, the acting, the atmosphere and everything just adds up to something much more. I was a little bit apprehensive about the film when I saw it at the theaters, but I have always had a strange love for it and I was definitely wrong in my assessment of the film. I don't know if it was the effect of time or the fact that I had seen it a few times already, but it never ceases to amaze me. So many movies have been made in that time period that many of them are nothing more than sequels or prequels or new spin-offs and this film definitely is one of the best. The acting is great, the atmosphere is great, the plot is great, the story is great, the theme is great, the emotional reactions and the reactions of the characters are great. I could never forget the moment when the young girl, when she was leaving the old world behind, just told the old woman that she had never been happy before and she was going to be happy no matter what. I was moved. All in all this is one of the best films ever made and I am proud to say I have watched it several times over the years. I highly recommend this film to anyone who has seen it and I am sure that the people who have not will be moved to learn of its quality. I rate this film a perfect 10 out of 10.


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