Most people love a mystery story and the more intense the plot the more avid the viewer. Hercule Poirot mysteries written by Agatha Christie are of that nature. The more you see them the more you desire to repeat the experience.
The Poirot mysteries involve Hercule Poirot a Belgian detective living in London England with his side kick Hastings and nemesis the Chief of Police. Impeccably dressed in the latest fashion of the times, complete with top-hat, cane and wearing a neatly trimmed moustache, he represents the perfect gentleman and not what one would expect a detective to look like.
Agatha Christie used his debonair, charming and suave manner very well. It came in useful for obtaining the confidence of people however, it should not be mistaken for philanthropy as his famous no, no, no, no, no exclamations when opposed on a case demonstrated. It showed his fiery nature, great zeal and determination to solve a case.
The cases of Hercule Poirot spans all generations of mystery lovers and once caught up in the intrigue it is very easy to forget the time period or setting of the story. One is apt to be taken in by his drool sense of humor and his flawless detecting ability. Like his faithful Hastings you may find yourself listening with awe as he explains his rationale for certain actions in solving a mystery.
Thrill, suspense, elaborate schemes spanning different countries and continents and intrigue of the highest order, makes up the adventures of Poirot. The stories are brilliantly written for all audiences. The story line is clean and can be viewed by all ages. It is the type of movie, which will keep you on the edge of your seat, your drink spilling down the front of your shirt with your mouth wide open and eyes glued to the screen.
Once you have watched one mystery solved by Poirot, you will become a fan for life. You will find yourself using his quotes, smiling his smile, tipping your make believe hat and walking nonchalantly with a pretend cane. The cases of Poirot are epic and will appeal to who-done-it lovers of all time. If you have never seen a Poirot movie this is a great time to start.
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Poirot seeks the killer of a woman many wanted dead: Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) accompanies an archaeological expedition searching for the skull of John the Baptist in the Syrian Desert. What the team actually finds is a more recent corpse: the body of Lady Boynton, wife of expedition leader Lord Boynton (Tim Curry, The Rocky Horror Picture Show). The woman had made many enemies during her life, and Poirot has no shortage of suspects. He digs through layers of history to discover who had motive enough to kill.
Poirot tries to clear a woman framed for murder: Distressed young heiress Norma Restarick comes to see Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) about "a murder she might have committed." The detective consults an old acquaintance, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker, My Family), who lives in the same building as the young woman and her two roommates. When Norma's childhood nanny is found dead, apparently by suicide, Poirot believes he has identified the victim. Next he must deduce the killer, while Norma's family fears for her sanity.
At the Meadowbank School, Miss Bulstrode (Harriet Walter, Atonement) counts girls from England's finest families among her young charges. And she treats them all as equals--even the royalty, like Princess Shaista of Ramat, a political refugee under constant threat from revolutionaries in her country. Yet, to the headmisstress's friend Hercule Poirot (David Suchet), the school seems a world in microcosm, full of "hopes, dreams, fears, and secrets." The famous detective delves into those secrets after a vicious murder shocks the students and staff. As the attacks escalate, he aims to find the perpetrator before more students leave and threated the school's survival.