‘The crime is murder. The murderer is one of you.’ A classic whodunnit, based on the Agatha Christie novel, picks up with Branagh reprising his role as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
This time, he is holidaying aboard a luxurious cruise ship when a couple’s honeymoon is suddenly cut short when one of the passengers is found murdered. Poirot must identify the killer before they strike again. The mise-en-scene is ravishing while the cast including Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Sophie Okonedo and Russel Brand look a million dollars.
Sultry and lusty Branagh has turned up the heat in this version and has cited ‘Fatal Attraction’ and ‘Body Heat’ as influences. Sexier and bolder than the 1978 version, expect oodles of glamour, suspects popping up everywhere and delicious Egyptian locations. Murder has never looked so good.