Trailer & Poster: The Smiths Inspired Drama SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD

Movies In Focus is getting Airheads meets American Graffiti vibes from this trailer for Shoplifters Of The World. Written and directed by Stephen Kijak, the 1980s-set film details a group of friends dealing with the break-up of their favourite band – The Smiths.

Starring Helena Howard, Ellar Coltrane, Elena Kampouris, Nick Krause, James Bloor with Thomas Lennon and Joe Manganiello, Shoplifters Of The World features 20 songs from The Smiths. The film hits cinemas, On Demand and Digital on 26 March 2021. 

The synopsis:

In the Summer of 1987, four friends, reeling from the sudden break-up of the iconic British band The Smiths, embark on a night out of partying to mourn their musical loss. At the same time, an impassioned Smiths fan takes a local radio DJ hostage at gunpoint and forces him to play nothing but Smiths tracks. With the radio station playing as the soundtrack to their night, the friends go on a wild journey of self-discovery that will transform them forever. Featuring an incredible soundtrack – including 20 songs from The Smiths – Shoplifters of the World is a glorious ode to the craziness of the ‘80s and the power of music to change people’s lives.
The trailer:

The poster: