The brand new Netflix sequence “Lupin” is a unfastened adaptation of the Arséne Lupin tales by Maurice Leblanc, however it’s set within the current day, with a hero who’s impressed by the exploits of Leblanc’s fictional “gentleman thief.”
Via flashbacks, we meet Assane Diop (performed by Omar Sy) as a younger Senegalese immigrant who has lately arrived in Paris along with his father. As an grownup, he’s remodeled himself into an impossible-to-catch thief and grasp of disguise.
Whereas a few of Assane’s schemes have a satisfying clockwork intricacy, others rely extra on his willingness to stroll into any room and act as if he belongs there. Because the sequence’ 5 episodes proceed (with extra to come back), Assane is pulled right into a thriller across the crime that put his father in jail.
As we clarify on the newest episode of the Original Content podcast, having fun with “Lupin” requires some suspension of disbelief — Assane’s success will depend on each an astonishingly incompetent police drive and his potential to vanish in a approach that’s arduous to think about in modern society. However should you can go that far, the present is a pleasure to observe, thanks largely to Sy’s charismatic efficiency, in addition to the character’s pleasant confidence and ingenuity.
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0:00 Lupin evaluation
0:34 Golden Globe dialogue
18:08 Lupin evaluation
34:57 Lupin spoiler dialogue