The unusual Netflix sequence “Lupin” is a loose adaptation of the Arséne Lupin tales by Maurice Leblanc, however it’s put within the unusual day, with a hero who’s inspired by the exploits of Leblanc’s fictional “gentleman thief.”
Thru flashbacks, we meet Assane Diop (played by Omar Sy) as a younger Senegalese immigrant who has currently arrived in Paris with his father. As an adult, he’s transformed himself into an most unlikely-to-catch thief and master of disguise.
Whereas some of Assane’s schemes have a satisfying clockwork intricacy, others depend extra on his willingness to walk into any room and act as if he belongs there. As the sequence’ 5 episodes continue (with extra to advance back), Assane is pulled into a thriller around the crime that save his father in prison.
As we explain on the latest episode of the Original Exclaim podcast, taking part in “Lupin” requires some suspension of disbelief — Assane’s success is relying on both an astonishingly incompetent police pressure and his ability to disappear in a way that’s hard to imagine in contemporary society. But whenever you can saunter that far, the show is a pleasure to watch, thanks in large part to Sy’s charismatic performance, as successfully as the character’s delightful self assurance and ingenuity.
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34: 57 Lupin spoiler discussion