After seeing "Street Thief" I was really curious to see what people's reactions to the movie would be. One of my regular readers (with whom I saw the movie) said that I was too hard on it, that the film was immensely entertaining, and if I recall his comment at the time "a mind-fuck" but in a good way. I did give it a very high rating on the "audience award" card for simply being watchable and enjoyable. However, I still hold that part of what made the whole thing so wild and entertaining was its premise of "truth." If I had thought I was watching staged burglaries, and an actor playing a burglar, I might not have been sitting there as I was, and I might have demanded more from it, such as character development, or more of a story.
As a fake documentary, however, it does have a plot twist, such as the disappearance of the film's main character and the involvement of the "film-makers" with the police investigation of his disappearance. And as I said in my previous comments, Bader is an extremely engaging Kaspar.
Meanwhile, here's an indepth discussion of it at
cinema strikes back