A compelling story of trials, tragedy, success, and love unfolds on Lupin. With sleek and luxurious sports cars, vehicles, and sets, breath-taking and action-packed scenes, and swoon-worthy... See full summary »
A compelling story of trials, tragedy, success, and love unfolds on Lupin. With sleek and luxurious sports cars, vehicles, and sets, breath-taking and action-packed scenes, and swoon-worthy romance, Lupin would surely beguile viewers and get pulses racing. Witness the adventures of a young man trapped in his past but whom love has yet to free. The compelling misadventures of Lupin begin when his rich businessman father is found dead. His father's best friend - a former thief who is now also a businessman - is the primary suspect to the crime. Cecilia Lupin would be able to escape with her young son, but are separated along the way. While Cecilia is believed to be dead, the young Lupin is found by Duroy who raises him but also teaches him how to steal. The only heir to the wealth of his late father, Andre Lupin will grow up to become the best thief in town, this time known as Lupin de Dios. He has quick hands and reflexes, but he thinks even quicker, and while he is only a high school ... Written by
I must say, this is Richard Gutierrez finally doing some real acting. In my opinion, Gutierrez should stick to light to comedy roles like the lead role in this loose adaptation of the classic story of Arsène Lupin, both from the French novel and the Japanese anime.
This is Gutierrez's first non-fantasy series since he became GMA-7's top leading-man, and this is my second favourite out of four series (as of mid-2007). Gutierrez managed to show emotional intensity while showcasing his acting chops with an excellent set of supporting casts, raging from acting legends like Alicia Alonzo and newbie Ehra Madrigal.
There are about a dozen villains in Lupin, from the likes of Ara Mina (suffering), Polo Ravales (jealousy), Ricky Davao (power-hungry), all performed at their bests - even Rhian Ramos who is also our hero's love interest. But it was Janno Gibbs who stole the series in his comedic arch-antagonists of Lupin!
Also Katrina Halili was able to make me cry, for the first time she is not playing a villain role here! Her untimely "future" was upsetting. Mike Tuviera's direction was swift and sleek, almost cinematic. Lupin is also Gutierrez's most underrated series.
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