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 sleuth - 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, nephew of the 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. 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, 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. Ratchett's true identity is exposed: He was John Cassetti, Daisy's kidnapper and murderer. Although her family paid the ransom, Daisy was murdered anyway. Her death so profoundly shocked her mother Sonia, that she gave birth prematurely to a stillborn baby and subsequently died herself; Daisy's father, Colonel John Armstrong, then committed suicide. Susanne, the family's nursemaid, was wrongly suspected of complicity, arrested, and subsequently committed suicide in police custody, only later to be found innocent.


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
Michelle Pfeiffer
Caroline Hubbard
Daisy Ridley
Miss Mary Debenham
Tom Bateman
Marwan Kenzari
Pierre Michel
Olivia Colman
Hildegarde Schmidt
Lucy Boynton
Countess Helena Andrenyi
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo
Biniamino Marquez
Sergei Polunin
Count Rudolph Andrenyi


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 by 20th Century Fox on November 2, 2017 (Royal Albert Hall), on November 9, 2017 (Germany) and on November 10, 2017 (United States, Turkey).

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 average rating from critics. But the audience 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

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