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Diary of a Shinjuku Thief Details

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The title character, played by [[Performer~P154294~Tadanori Yokoo~tadanoriyokoo]], takes the first step on the road to ruin when he steals an inconsequential item from a bookstore. Caught in the act by the shopgirl ([[Performer~P269872~Rie Yokoyama~rieyokoyama]]), the shoplifter becomes the girl's sexual partner-and virtual slave. The film is rife with erotic symbolism that will be lost on no one. Originally titled Shinjuku Dorobo Nikki, Diary of a Shinjuku Thief is director [[Performer~P105229~Nagisa Oshima~nagisaoshima]]'s homage to controversial French author (and unregenerate thief) Jean Genet. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Tadanori Yokoo
as Birdey
Rie Yokoyama
as Umeko
Juro Kara

Crew

Nagisa Oshima
Director
Nagisa Oshima
Screenwriter
Masao Adachi
Screenwriter
Tsutomu Tamura
Screenwriter
Mamoru Sasaki
Screenwriter
Seizo Sengen
Cinematographer
Yasuhiro Yoshioka
Cinematographer
Nagisa Oshima
Editor
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