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Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969)

Shinjuku dorobô nikki (original title)
Story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.

Director:

Nagisa Ôshima
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tadanori Yokoo Tadanori Yokoo ... Torio Okanoue
Rie Yokoyama Rie Yokoyama ... Umeko Suzuki
Moichi Tanabe Moichi Tanabe ... Himself
Tetsu Takahashi Tetsu Takahashi ... Himself
Kei Satô Kei Satô ... Himself
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Himself
Fumio Watanabe Fumio Watanabe ... Himself
Juro Kara Juro Kara ... Himself / Singer
Akaji Maro ... Actor
Reisen Ri Reisen Ri ... Actress
Taka Ôkubo Taka Ôkubo ... Actor
Shimon Yotsuya Shimon Yotsuya ... Actor
Mansaku Fuwa Mansaku Fuwa ... Actor
Noboru Kuzu Noboru Kuzu ... Actor
Maki Fujiwara Maki Fujiwara ... Actress
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Storyline

Story of a bookstore thief named Birdey who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko. Written by Tomas

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

July 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diary of a Shinjuku Burglar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sozosha, Kinokuniya See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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15 September 2002 | by nakkasSee all my reviews

Amazing! This Nouvelle Vague-influenced Japanese flick contains everything a regular cinephile could possibly want: avantguard kabuki theatre, sloshed japanese men discussing the sexual revolution and a guy chasing his girlfriend with a strap-on dildo through the streets of Tokio. Duh!


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