Kiganjo of Lupin (2011)
Kiganjo of Lupin is a 2011 Japanese movie directed by Masatoshi Akihara. The film is based Maurice Leblanc’s “L’aiguille Creuse”, known as “The Hollow Needle: The Further Adventures of Arsène Lupin” in English, but the characters and locations have been changed to fit a Japanese setting.
- Original title
- Transliterated title
- Rupan no Kiganjō
- Release date
- May 7, 2011
- Distributed by
A celebrity’s secretary is murdered, and a discrepancy in the testimonies of the people involved leads to utter confusion about what actually occurred. Meanwhile a female college student and amateur sleuth discovers a mysterious cypher written on a piece of paper. She attempts to track down Lupin for guidance on the cypher, but continues to be baffled.
- Arsène Lupin is a “gentleman thief” character which attained a level of popularity and longevity in French-speaking countries comparable to Sherlock Holmes in English-speaking countries. He’s also mentioned as the grandfather of the main character of the Lupin III manga and anime series.
Trailer (Japanese)Added 3 years ago