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Arsène Lupin III: Gentleman, charmer – and the best thief in the world, according to several police departments. Lupin is chasing a mysterious journal that allegedly contains traces of a fantastic force. In the right hands, this force could rule the world.

In his search for the journal he befriends Laetitia, a young girl on a mission to steal the same journal for her grandfather. His mysterious organization also want to get their hands on the secret power of the journal. Together, Lupin and Laetitia must undertake a dangerous and thrilling journey. The future of the world is at stake, and nothing is quite what it seems.

Takashi Yamazaki has written and directed this firework of an animated film. Humour and tension are never far off, and we meet many fun and interesting characters along the way. Made in 3D, the film is visually magnificent: It was nominated for awards at Annecy and Sitges Film Festivals, and won the award for Best animation at the Japanese Academy Awards.

«This lavish, technically polished animated caper featuring the beloved gentleman thief of Japanese manga delivers high-octane entertainment but plays safe with the canon.» – Variety

Ronny Rype

Copyright: © Monkey Punch / 2019 LUPIN THE 3rd Film Partners


Takashi Yamzaki (b. 1964) is a Japanese director and screenwriter born in Nagano, who has made both regular feature films and animated films. He has won the award as best director at The Awards of Japanese Academy both for Always san-chôme no yûhi (2005) and Eien no 0 (2013)

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Original title ルパン三世 THE FIRST

Country Japan, USA

Year 2019

Director Takashi Yamazaki

Screenplay Monkey Punch, Takashi Yamazaki, Maurice Leblanc

Cinematography Yosuke Sakai

Producer Takeshi Ito, Naoaki Kitajima, Koji Nozaki

Cast Kan'ichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Daisuke Namikawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kôichi Yamadera, Suzu Hirose

Production Company Abe Shuji, Chukyo TV Broadcasting Company (CTV), Fukuoka Broadcasting System (FBS), Hiroshima Telecasting (HTV), Marza Animation Planet, Miyagi Television Broadcasting

Runtime 1h 33m

Language Japanese

Subtitles English

Genre Animation, Suspense

Format DCP

Age limit 12

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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