Arsène Lupin (2004 film)

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Arsène Lupin
Arsène Lupin 2004 film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJean-Paul Salomé
Produced byStéphane Marsil
Written byMaurice Leblanc
Jean-Paul Salomé
Laurent Vachaud
StarringRomain Duris
Kristin Scott Thomas
Pascal Greggory
Eva Green
Music byDebbie Wiseman
CinematographyPascal Ridao
Edited byMarie-Pierre Renaud
Distributed bySociété nouvelle de distribution (SND Groupe M6)
Release date
13 October 2004
Running time
131 minutes
United Kingdom
Budget$18.1 million[1]
Box office$9.7 million

Arsène Lupin is a 2004 crime-adventure film, based on the iconic series of novels created by Maurice Leblanc, directed by Jean-Paul Salomé[2] and stars Romain Duris, Eva Green and Kristin Scott Thomas. It was a co-production of France, Spain, Italy and The United Kingdom.


The film follows gentleman thief Arsène Lupin from a small boy, through the death of his father, and his later years when he meets the strange woman, Joséphine, who appears to be immortal and uses a hypnotic drug to enslave people to her will. Arsène's ethos is to steal from the rich and deserving crooks. In this film he comes up against two parties, a secret society and Joséphine, who are intent on gathering three crucifixes which will reveal the secret of a lost treasure.

The film refers to many of Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin stories, including "The Arrest of Arsène Lupin", "The Queen's Necklace", "Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late", 813, and The Countess Of Cagliostro. Some of these references are more direct and complete than others.



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  2. ^ "Arsène Lupin (2004)". Rotten tomatoes. Retrieved 31 May 2012.

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