LUPIN THE THIRD
In this Japanese hybrid of Ocean Eleven and The Italian Job, our favorite “best thief in the world” ends up in a series of highly sophisticated thefts, intricate conspiracies and dazzling slapstick spectaculars. Lupin will have to find his way into the most secured vault on the planet to steal “Cleopatra’s Heart”. What follows is a breathtaking adventure that perfectly captures the tone, atmosphere and spirit of Lupin.
It took two years to write the script. Shooting took place in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand. Director Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus, Aragami, The Midnight Meat Train) has transferred the live-action adventures of Lupin to a contemporary setting. That’s quite a feat for the grandson of Arsène Lupin, whose first appearance was in the Monkey Punch manga’s at the end of the sixties. Since then, he has become an essential anime stalwart.