This 1979 anime (loosely based on the wacky manga by Monkey Punch) is one of the early films from master animator Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke). It concerns a flamboyant and frequently goofy thief (the grandson of French author Maurice Leblanc's legendary gentleman cat burglar Arsene Lupin, it would seem). Together with his ragtag gang of compatriots, our antihero tries to rescue a young princess from the clutches of an evil count. The action is exciting and the slapstick is inspired. Screened in English and in Japanese with English subtitles.102 minutes Unrated.