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Animezing - Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

  • THE JAPAN INFORMATION AND CULTURE CENTER 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 100 Washington DC, 20036 (map)

ルパン三世 カリオストロの城
Friday, February 26th - 6:30pm
JICC Auditorium
Presented by the JICC, Embassy of Japan
Produced by TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Directorial debut of award winning anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, founder of Studio Ghibli.

In the twilight of his career, master thief Lupin the Third's latest and greatest caper has hit a snag. What should've been bags of cash from a national casino turns out to be expert counterfeits! Together with his partner-in-crime Jigen, Lupin heads to the remote European nation of Cagliostro to exact revenge.

Not everything goes as planned; the two encounter Clarisse, a royal damsel in distress being forced to marry the sinister Count Cagliostro against her will. Saving her won't be easy, however, as Lupin and Jigen - together with Lupin's unpredictable ex-girlfriend Fujiko and the swordsman Goemon - must fight their way through a trap-filled castle, a deadly dungeon, and an army of professional assassins! Can Lupin rescue the girl, evade the cuffs of his long-time nemesis Inspector Zenigata, and uncover the secret treasures of The Castle of Cagliostro?

Winner of the Ofuji Noburo Award at the 1979 Mainichi Film Concurs and nominated for Best International Film at the Saturn Awards in 1981.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Lupin the 3rd, The Castle of Cagliostro
Produced by TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Japanese w. English subtitles | Not Rated | 100 min | 1979 | Dir. by Hayao Miyazaki

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required for security purposes. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00pm. Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.


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