Lupin: Unmasking Secrets and Escalating Tensions, Part Two


Directed By: Louis Letterier & Marcela Said

Starring: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme & Vincent Londez

Release Date: June 10, 2021 (Netflix)

Synopsis: The saga of Assane Diop, the charismatic professional thief, continues in “Lupin” Season Two. Born to an immigrant father from Senegal, Assane’s life was forever altered when his father was wrongly accused of theft, leading to a tragic end. Driven by vengeance and inspired by the legendary gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, Assane embarks on a relentless quest to expose the crimes of the powerful Hubert Pellegrini.

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Stakes Have Skyrocketed

Assane Diop at breaking point... all is lost. Or is it?
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In “Lupin” Season Two, the charismatic Assane Diop, brought to life by Omar Sy, doesn’t waste a second diving headfirst into action. The season kicks off with a gripping rescue mission that pits Diop against a relentless kidnapper, resulting in yet another nail-biting cliffhanger. The stakes have skyrocketed in this instalment, endangering everyone who cares about Diop, as his true identity hangs exposed like a sword of Damocles. As always, Diop has an arsenal of tricks and disguises up his sleeve, but in this high-stakes game, not everything unfolds as planned, and the web of double-crosses and character uncertainties keeps us on our toes.

An Exhilarating Thrill Ride

This season of “Lupin” maintains its five-episode format, and each chapter illuminates the enigmatic mystery further, promising an exhilarating thrill ride for viewers. “Lupin” continues to showcase its mastery in sustaining momentum throughout each episode, a feat not often achieved in modern television. It’s safe to say that “Lupin” is setting a benchmark for how to craft a gripping narrative.

Brilliantly Executed Flashbacks and Storytelling

One of the series’ standout features is the brilliantly executed flashback sequences, making a triumphant return in Season Two. These sequences play a pivotal role, particularly in an episode set in the heart-pounding underground catacombs.

Pellegrini and Assane come to blows. Assane has a knife to Pellegrini's throat.
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The storytelling reaches new heights with the intricate Pellegrini narrative. Assane Diop’s quest for justice and redemption against the backdrop of the Pellegrini family’s dark secrets is a thrilling rollercoaster that keeps viewers at the edge of their seats. The high-stakes drama unfolds brilliantly, showcasing the nefarious schemes of the wealthy elite and the relentless pursuit of retribution.

Moreover, the deepening friendship between Assane and Ben (played by Antoine Gouy) adds a layer of heart and authenticity to the series. Their bond is a testament to the show’s ability to seamlessly weave intricate plotlines with genuine human connections, making ‘Lupin’ Season 2 an exceptional and emotionally resonant experience.

Ben and Assane, walking through Paris.
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Part Three, You Ask?

The immense popularity of “Lupin” is well-deserved. Both seasons deliver exceptional acting, dynamic character development, and an enthralling storyline that refuses to let go. Maintaining the five-episode-per-season format proves to be a winning formula, leaving audiences eagerly awaiting the next installment by the time the final credits roll. Fortunately, the next part is on its way, promising to keep the excitement alive.

Action Reloaded’s Verdict

“Lupin” Season Two masterfully reveals secrets and raises the stakes, offering a captivating blend of suspense and action. With its exceptional storytelling and character evolution, it’s no surprise that “Lupin” has taken the world by storm. It’s a must-watch, and fans can rest assured that the journey is far from over.

Rating: ★★★★☆ Action Reloaded

Check out Action Reloaded’s star rating and review for Lupin Part 1, and Lupin Part 3.


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