Debbie Wiseman: Arsène Lupin - Overture

If you haven't seen Arsène Lupin and you need the digested view, as it were, try 'Raffles in a French accent'.

Released: 2004
Directed by: Jean-Paul Salomé
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Romain Duris

The Film:

Based on the character created by French author Maurice Leblanc, this is the tale of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who ransacks the homes of wealthy Parisians while the police, with a secret weapon in their arsenal, attempt to ferret him out. The hero Arsène is played by amenable French actor, Romain Duris with the exquisite Kristin Scott Thomas as the Comtesse.

The Score

Debbie Wiseman is one of very few female film composers in a male dominated world.  Her long overdue recognition came with the score for Wilde despite having composed for TV and film for many years including the theme music for that children's classic, Jackanory.