“Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro”

Hayao Miyazaki’s first anime feature film follows a thief who boosts a bogus bounty

It seems like a thief would give up after realizing his boosted bounty is all bogus bills, but not Lupin. The titular character of Lupin the III: The Castle of Cagliostro, the first anime feature film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, creator of the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, realizes the only thing worth more than the counterfeit currency (besides anything) is the machines used to print them. In a brave (or stupid) move, Lupin returns to the scene of his crime to lift the printing presses; only this time, things don’t go so smoothly. In his second run, Lupin finds his search for fortune transmuted into a fight against evil, complete with a count, a damsel in distress and, in true anime fashion, a ninja.
Wed., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., 2007

 
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