The brand new Netflix sequence “Lupin” is a unfastened adaptation of the Arséne Lupin tales by Maurice Leblanc, nevertheless it’s set within the current day, with a hero who’s impressed by the exploits of Leblanc’s fictional “gentleman thief.”
By way of flashbacks, we meet Assane Diop (performed by Omar Sy) as a younger Senegalese immigrant who has not too long ago arrived in Paris together with his father. As an grownup, he’s reworked 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 return), 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 Unique Content material podcast, having fun with “Lupin” requires some suspension of disbelief — Assane’s success relies on each an astonishingly incompetent police power and his potential to vanish in a approach that’s onerous to think about in up to date society. However for those who 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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If you happen to’d wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Lupin overview
0:34 Golden Globe dialogue
18:08 Lupin overview
34:57 Lupin spoiler dialogue