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Lupin the 3rd (2014)

Rupan sansei (original title)
The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.

Director:

Ryûhei Kitamura

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Monkey Punch (manga), Mataichirô Yamamoto (as Rikiya Mizushima) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shun Oguri ... Lupin the 3rd
Jerry Yan ... Michael Lee
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Daisuke Jigen
Gô Ayano ... Goemon Ishikawa
Meisa Kuroki ... Fujiko Mine
Kim Jun Kim Jun ... Pierre
Thanayong Wongtrakul ... Royal (as Thanayong Wonthakul {Kradum})
Yuka Nakayama Yuka Nakayama ... Maria
Kazutaka Yoshii Kazutaka Yoshii ... Saber
Shunichi Yamaguchi Shunichi Yamaguchi ... Jiro
Yayaying Rhatha Phongam ... Miss V (as Rhatha Phongam {Ya Ya Ying})
Kohtee Aramboy Kohtee Aramboy ... Joseph (as Jaroenpron Onlamai {Kotti})
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Naron (as Vithaya Pansringarm {Pu})
Nirut Sirichanya ... Pramuk (as Nirut Sirichanya {Ning})
Geoffrey Giuliano ... Anatoli (as Geoffrex Giuliano)
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Storyline

The grandson of a legendary gentleman burglar assembles a team of thieves to steal a Cleopatran necklace from two parties - an ally-turned-rival, and an underworld tycoon.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese | Cantonese | Mandarin | Thai

Release Date:

2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lupin III See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To prepare for the role of Lupin, Shun Oguri underwent 10 months of action training for the role and lost 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds). See more »

Goofs

The buy/sell auction of the necklace and ruby of the Crimson Heart of Cleopatra - items which are publicly known to be stolen property - is an illegal action in and of itself, turning the audience into (as one critic has put it) "a room full of witnesses for illegal dealings". Therefore, Zenigata should not need Lupin to "steal" the Crimson Heart to provide proof for Michael and Pramuk's illegal activities, and his throwaway line directed at Miss Vee referencing this fact does not make it any more logical. See more »

Connections

Version of Lupin the Third: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty (1989) See more »

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Trick Attack - Theme of Lupin The Third
Performed by Tomoyasu Hotei
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A fun romp
23 March 2015 | by davidgrafSee all my reviews

It is clear that Ryuhei Kitamura has poured his heart to make this live-action adaptation as stunning as possible. The movie was heavy on action, and had quite a generous budget, with lots of explosion and CGI to 'complement' the action. The locations look great and the photography is very attractive.

Some other things are a little toostereotyped though, and sure Kuroki may fill out a leather jumpsuitpretty well but her acting skills seem to be restricted to smirking,even at a funeral, and in an odd kind of way, that pretty much sums up the film – good looking, but lacking depth. It's like they couldn't decide whether to go slapstick or Oceans 11 and as a result waver somewhere in between, where there aren't really all that many surprises.

The plot for the film? Honestly, a bit weak, and never properly fleshed out. A lot of characters who seem important to the story are never given proper motivations.

Yes, Lupin III is entertaining, but only on a fairly shallow level. In the end Lupin III is a fun romp that doesn't ask for much. Sadly, that's exactly what you'll give it.


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