Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

A master thief seeks revenge after his last big heist goes awry. Debut film by Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, The Boy And The Heron), back on the big screen in a new 4K restoration.

Please note that this film is in Japanese, English and French, with Dutch subtitles.
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Soon after robbing a casino with his mate Jigen, master thief Lupin the Third, grandson of the renowned Arsène Lupin, discovers that the loot consists of counterfeit money. It appears to have come from the islet of Cagliostro. Once there, Clarisse, the princess of Cagliostro, turns out to be pursued by her cousin, who wants to force her into marriage. He is looking for a treasure on the island and can only find it with the help of a ring belonging to the princess. On the spot, Lupin decides to rescue her from her cousin. This results in great chase scenes and action, with Lupin getting help from his allies Fujiko and Goemon, and an inspector who also wants to cuff him, though.

All the hallmarks of Miyazaki’s later animation films are already present: the beautiful landscapes, not to mention the impressive architecture. Actually, this very first animated film by the later Ghibli Studios founder was a great inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. (av)

Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1979, 102 min. Japanese spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Makio Inoue.