Murder on the Orient Express is a 2017 mystery thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Starring Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer and others.
20th Century Studios on Thursday, September 21, 2017 released the trailer:
Murder on the Orient Express | Official Trailer 2 | 20th Century FOX.
In 1934, famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) solves a theft at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The obsessive-compulsive detective - 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 (Tom Bateman), director of the Simplon-route Orient Express service, arranges a bunk for him aboard the train.
Unscrupulous businessman Edward Ratchett (Johnny Depp) offers to hire Poirot to be his bodyguard during the three-day journey, having received anonymous threatening letters, but Poirot refuses upon learning that 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 who dealt several blows, and Caroline Hubbard (Michelle Pfeiffer), 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 suffer a fatal miscarriage; her father, Colonel John Armstrong (Phil Dunster), then shot himself, committing suicide. The family's nursemaid Susanne (Hayat Kamille) was wrongly suspected of complicity, leading to her arrest and subsequent suicide in police custody, only to be found innocent afterward.
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The film Murder on the Orient Express was scheduled to be released on November 2, 2017 (Royal Albert Hall), on November 9, 2017 (Germany, Hungary) and on November 10, 2017 (United States, Turkey) by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Nordisk Film, Odeon, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. F.E., Film1, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E., Hotstar and KVH Media Group.
The duration of the film is 114 minutes. With a budget of $55 million, the film grossed over $352.8 million.
The film Murder on the Orient Express is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Murder on the Orient Express filming. Principal photography began on November 22, 2016, in the United Kingdom, and concluded in May 2017.
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.
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