Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro, The (1980) – 8/10

Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro, The (1980)

Master thief Lupin the Third, grandson of the legendary Lupin, has just finished liberating a casino of its proceeds when he discovers that every note is a goat bill, a virtually perfect counterfeit note. He heads to the Duchy of Cagliostro where he believes the notes are coming from but on his way he gets entangled with a beautiful young bride fleeing from some of the Count of Cagliostro’s heavies.

8/10

Soon-to-be legendary animation genius Hayao Miyazaki makes his feature debut with this action adventure romance comedy that works brilliantly and is great fun from beginning to end. The animation is largely excellent and despite our lead character being a thief he makes an agreeably nonchalant hero.

This movie contains mild swear words and violence, unpleasant scenes.

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

Available on DVD.

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