Weeks later and I’m still thinking about Shoplifters

Not many films can crack my cold heart but Shoplifters has become one of the rare exceptions. A deeply moving film about love, friendship and family. I experienced too many emotions during this film and I don’t know how to handle them.

A family of small time criminals come across a young girl one night in the freezing cold. Although they barely have enough as it is they decide to keep the girl and raise her as their own. You’re not immediately sure how these people are related to each other but nonetheless they are a family. Not at all what I was expecting with some surprisingly dark turns. Beautiful and devastating. There is so much more to Shoplifters the more you watch it, and by the end you’ll still be thinking about this film. Heartbreaking, and highly recommended.


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