Watching the Japanese household drama Shoplifters, one may be forgiven for considering that the group on the centre of the movie are members of the nation’s lowest strata.
Three generations reside in a home that’s too small and run-down. They have to steal to make ends meet. The teen woman works at a peep present and everybody depends on grandmother’s small pension. The father and mom figures wrestle to maintain their day-labourer jobs.
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