Murder on the Orient Express is a 2017 mystery thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Official trailers

20th Century Fox on Thursday, September 21, 2017 released the trailer:
Murder on the Orient Express | Official Trailer 2 | 20th Century FOX.

Story intro

In 1934, famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot solves a theft at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The obsessive-compulsive - who seeks balance in life, and considers his case-solving ability to see a lie amid truth to be a curse - wants to rest in Istanbul, but must return to London for another case. His friend Bouc, director of the Simplon-route Orient Express service, arranges a bunk for him aboard the train. Unscrupulous businessman Edward Ratchett offers to hire Poirot as his bodyguard during the three-day journey, having received threatening letters from an unknown party, but Poirot refuses upon learning he is a con artist. That night, Poirot hears strange noises coming from Ratchett's compartment, and later sees someone in a red kimono running down the hallway. An avalanche derails the train's engine, stranding the passengers. The next morning, Poirot discovers Ratchett was murdered during the night after having been stabbed a dozen times. Poirot and Bouc investigate the other passengers as repairs begin. Evidence indicates that Ratchett was murdered by one person, and Caroline Hubbard, a fellow passenger, claims that a man had been in her compartment in the night. Poirot discovers a partially burned note connecting Ratchett to the kidnapping of Daisy Armstrong, a child who was abducted from her bedroom and held for ransom. Though the family paid the ransom, Daisy was murdered nonetheless. Ratchett's true identity is revealed: he was John Cassetti, Daisy's kidnapper and murderer. The shock of her death caused her mother Sonia to die after giving premature birth to a stillborn baby; her father, Colonel John Armstrong, then shot himself, committing suicide. The family's nursemaid Susanne was wrongly suspected of complicity, leading to her being arrested and subsequent suicide in police custody, only to be found innocent afterward.


Kenneth Branagh
Hercule Poirot
Penélope Cruz
Pilar Estravados
Willem Dafoe
Gerhard Hardman
Judi Dench
Princess Dragomiroff
Johnny Depp
Edward Ratchett
Josh Gad
Hector MacQueen
Derek Jacobi
Edward Henry Masterman
Leslie Odom Jr.
Dr. Arbuthnot
Daisy Ridley
Miss Mary Debenham
Michelle Pfeiffer
Caroline Hubbard
Tom Bateman
Marwan Kenzari
Pierre Michel
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Biniamino Marquez
Lucy Boynton
Countess Elena Andrenyi
Olivia Colman
Hildegarde Schmidt
Sergei Polunin
Count Rudolph Andrenyi
Paapa Essiedu
Young Policeman
Yassine Zeroual
Young Boy
Asan N'Jie
Hotel Waiter
Michael Rouse
British Police Chief Inspector
Elliot Levey
David Annen
Joseph Long
Andy Apollo
Armed Policeman
Hadley Fraser
British Military Escort
Ziad Abaza
Arab Shipmate
Nari Blair-Mangat
Luke Brady
Miltos Yerolemou
Old Turk Baker
Kathryn Wilder
Gerard Horan
Richard Clifford
Maître d'
Sid Sagar
Sleeping Car Attendant
Adam Garcia
Italian Fan
Harry Lister Smith
Darryl Clark
Salon Barman
Anoushka Lucas
Matthew Hawksley
Crispin Letts
Head Waiter
Yasmin Harrison
Dining Car Sous Chef
Kate Tydman
Pip Jordan
Kitchen Car Sous Chef
Chris Porter
Station Master
Jack Riddiford
Police Captain
Joshua Lacey
Track Foreman
Phil Dunster
Colonel John Armstrong
Miranda Raison
Sonia Armstrong
Ansu Kabia
Police Captain (Newsreel)
Hayat Kamille
Rami Nasr
McQueen's Father
Todd Boyce
Irfan Shamji
Yugoslavian Police Officer
Tom Hanson
British Military Officer


Principal photography began on November 22, 2016, in the United Kingdom, and concluded in May 2017.

The film Murder on the Orient Express was scheduled to be released on November 2, 2017 (Royal Albert Hall), on November 9, 2017 (Germany) and on November 10, 2017 (United States, Turkey) by 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Warner Bros. F.E., 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Film1, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Hotstar, KVH Media Group and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 114 minutes. With a budget of $55 million, the film grossed over $352.8 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Murder on the Orient Express got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Murder on the Orient Express

Wikipedia: Murder on the Orient Express (2017 film)

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