Murder on the Orient Express
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe
Runtime: 1hr 53min
Arriving in Istanbul for a relaxing holiday, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot receives a telegram summoning him back to London. Soon the vigilant detective finds himself on board the luxurious Orient Express, sharing a carriage with an eclectic assortment of first-class travellers and an invisible murderer who walks unnoticed among them. When a sudden massive avalanche blocks the tracks, trapping the passengers on board the train, the gruesome murder of a commuter in his cabin forces Poirot to solve a conundrum where everyone is a suspect. Classic Agatha Christie.
‘Branagh clearly has fun with the eccentric nature of the Poirot character, whose gift of insight is a blessing when it comes to solving crimes but a curse in its effects on his daily existence.’
Brian Lowry, CNN.com
Location Stahl Theatre