Osamu (Lily Franky) works as a day laborer. He and his son Shota (Kairi Jyo) like to shoplift together.
On the way back home from a shoplifting session, Osamu finds little Yuri (Miyu Sasaki) freezing. He takes her home with them. His wife Nobuyo (Sakura Ando) gets angry at him for bringing the girl home, but she takes care of Yuri. Also living with them is Nobuyo’s younger sister Aki (Mayu Matsuoka). The family relies on their grandmother Hatsue’s (Kirin Kiki) pension to make ends meet. They are a poor, but happy family.
“Shoplifters” screened at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in the “In Competition” section. Movie won the Palme d’Or award, which is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.