Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

In evocation of the worldwide student-protest movement of 1968, a young thief and the woman he robbed enact an ideological crime-spree, spreading chaos, eroticism, and solidarity across Tokyo. Oshima’s playful anti-realist tribute to the sexuality and politics of Jean Genet. Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

  • Director: Nagisa Oshima
  • Year: 1968
  • Run Time: 96mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: Japan