Maigret – CANCELLED
Director: Patrice Leconte
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Aurore Clément, Mélanie Bernier
The legendary Gérard Depardieu brings to life one of the most beloved characters from 20th century crime fiction in this masterfully directed new thriller from multi award-winning writer/director Patrice Leconte. Maigret investigates the death of a young girl, then meets a delinquent who strangely resembles the victim.
Paris, 1953. The body of a beautiful young woman is discovered at Place Ventimille, dressed in an elegant evening gown. There is nothing to identify her, and no witnesses. Pensive and world-weary Inspector Jules Maigret (Depardieu) endeavours to piece together her story, and in doing so uncovers details about her past and character.
Based on Georges Simenon’s internationally best-selling novels, Monsieur Hire director Leconte’s attention to detail is perfectly attuned to Maigret’s investigative style. His motive is to entertain, which he assuredly does, with empathy and flair.
2023 / France / 88 mins
Language: French with English subtitles
BBFC Advice: Contains sexual violence references