If you love series that have a mix of Mystery, Thriller and Espionage, you cannot miss Lupin and chances are you’ve already heard of this super popular Netflix series called: Lupin
Just in case here is the official trainer (or if you fancy hearing Omar Sy’s dulcet tones speaking in French)
The basic plot is this:
Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop ([layed by Omar Sy) sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by the wealthy Pelligrini family.
Lupin is a fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise, but a real literary character. I read a few of the books whilst growing up and loved them.
Listening French Practice = Lupin La série Netflix
Listen to my video to practice your listening:
- First without captions
- Then you can read along by clicking CC (in bottom right hand-side corner)
Les nouveaux mots Niveau Intermédiaire
un cambrioleur = a burglar
mettre en place = to implement
audacieux = daring
un arnaqueur = a con artist
un déguisement = a disguise
tenter = to try, attempt
au fur et à mesure = gradually
un défi = a challenge
bienveillant = kind, benevolent
se dérouler = to take place
pittoresque = picturesque, quaint
notamment = especially, in particular
Fun French Fact
During ‘La Belle Epoque’, while Maurice Leblanc was writing ‘Arsène Lupin, le cambrioleur gentil-homme’, France had a real-life master thief.
Alexandre Marius Jacob’s life was filled with even more adventure, action and intrigue.
You can read more here.
The major events, people and places set in and around 1899 are very real and the Duolingo Podcast has created a special series dedicated to “The Rebel Thief”. You can listen to the first episode here.
Finally – calling all the Lupin fans – you’re invited to join us for a 6-week conversation practice series to discuss these 6 episodes this month. For more details and to book your spot, click here:
Voilà, Netflix is releasing chapter 3 in late 2023 and I personally can’t wait! Et vous?
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