Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

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<i>Shinjuku Dorobo Nikki (Diary of a Shinjuku Thief)</i>. 1969. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Screenplay by Masao Adachi, Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Oshima
  • Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    1969. Japan. Nagisa Oshima. 94 min.

Introduced by Ian Buruma
Sunday, January 6, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
  • Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    1969. Japan. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Screenplay by Masao Adachi, Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Oshima. With Tadanori Yokoo, Rie Yokoyama, Kei Sato. Restlessly chaotic storytelling prevails in Oshima’s brilliant homage to Tokyo’s city center of Shinjuku—ground zero for cultural experimentation and social protest. Famed graphic designer Tadanori Yokoo plays a young shoplifter who embarks on a flirtatious roundelay of gender bending with the beautiful Umeko. Juro Kara’s Situation Theatre is one of several counterculture hotspots making a location cameo. Courtesy Janus Films. In Japanese; English subtitles. 94 min.

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Image: Shinjuku Dorobo Nikki (Diary of a Shinjuku Thief). 1969. Directed by Nagisa Oshima. Screenplay by Masao Adachi, Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Oshima