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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.

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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 Geoffrey Giuliano ... Anatoli (as Geoffrex Giuliano)
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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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The most famous thief of all time has returned. See more »


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan | USA

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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,361,629
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shun Oguri (Lupin), Jerry Yan (Michael Lee) and Kim Joon (Pierre) are all members of F4 of the Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango TV adaptation just in different versions in respect to each one's own home country. Shun Oguri is Rui Hanasawa from the F4 of Hana Yori Dango (Japanese version); Jerry Yan is Dao Ming Su from the F4 of Meteor Garden (Hana Yori Dango Taiwanese version) and Kim Joon is Woo Bin from the F4 of Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango Korean version). See more »

Goofs

When Lupin is using the lip-reading application on his sunglasses to listen to Michael and Pramuk's conversation, Michael's line "I've waited a long time for this" is rendered in onscreen without the indefinite article "a". See more »


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Trick Attack - Theme of Lupin The Third
Performed by Tomoyasu Hotei
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Excellent live action adaptation of an anime
23 September 2014 | by cteavin-1See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film.

I've seen the anime a few times, but I could never get into it. The film leads someone with no experience carefully into their world while (according to my friends who've seen it) pay a nod in all the right places to the original work.

I can see where a non-Japanese audience is going to have problems with the film:

How do you shoot a film with an international cast which live in a world where Japanese is the lingua franca? You dub it. I came close to leaving the theater to tell the staff the tracking was off but it quickly became obvious what they were doing. Honestly, it could be distracting but if you think about it, every animation works on the same principle.

(One benefit to the dubbing is that they could use actors with animation quality voices to fill the voice roles for many of the actors, or allow the principals to animate their voices in a way that would look unnatural in real life.)

Also, they shot the film in HDR (high dynamic range) which really animated the facial expressions and heighten the the boundary between real and imagined scenery -- a huge plus in this kind of film, and especially beautiful to watch on the big screen.

Oguri Shun's performance was top notch. He nailed the role. The other characters hit their character's tone, too. And when you see the situation the characters will find themselves in, you'll see they are not played as one dimensionally as the typical anime/cartoon to live action film. Their situations are complex and multifaceted.

I recommend this film. It's entertaining, beautiful to watch, presents the genre in a new way, and gives you a dose of Japanese-isms.


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