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Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

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Original title
Shinjuku dorobo nikki (Diary of a Shinjuku Thief)
Running time
96 min.
Japan Japan
Nagisa Oshima, Mamoru Sasaki, Masao Adachi, Tsutomu Tamura
Yasuhiro Yoshioka
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Sozosha / Art Theatre Guild
Drama | Heist Film
Synopsis / Plot
The film centers around Birdie, a young, Japanese book thief who soon is caught by a woman named Umeko. As they become young lovers, the two begin stealing books together. The film, which starts out in black and white, turns into a fiasco of color, music, sex, and surrealism.
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