A person looking for revenge for the dying of his father makes an attempt a dangerous museum heist in Lupin, a brand new collection premiering on Netflix in January starring French actor and comic Omar Sy. The collection is a recent reimagining of a traditional character in French detective fiction, Arsène Lupin, a gentleman thief and grasp of disguise who was primarily the French equal of Sherlock Holmes.
Suave, fashionable, and complex, Lupin is the creation of Maurice Leblanc, who based mostly the character partly on a French burglar/anarchist. Leblanc was additionally aware of the gentleman thief featured within the work of Octave Mirbeau in addition to E.W. Hornung’s famed gentleman thief, A.J. Raffles, and he additionally knew about Rocambole, a personality whose adventures had been recounted in a collection of tales printed between 1857 and 1870 by Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail.
Relentlessly pursued by a detective named Ganimard, Lupin is captured stealing a girl’s jewels on board a ship. Though he’s imprisoned, he in the end escapes earlier than standing trial and goes on to tug off many different colourful heists. In a June 1906 story, “Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late,” Lupin meets the growing old detective, though for authorized causes—Arthur Conan Doyle objected—the identify was modified to “Herlock Sholmes” when the story was included within the first e-book of collected tales. The Sholmes character appeared in just a few extra tales afterward. All informed, Leblanc wrote 17 novels and 39 novellas that includes Lupin.
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