what are the differences between the film and Agatha Christie’s book?

what are the differences between the film and Agatha Christie’s book?
what are the differences between the film and Agatha Christie’s book?

On Sunday May 12 at 9:10 p.m., TF1 broadcasts Death on the Nile. A successful adaptation, but which contrasts on a few points with the original work…

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Kenneth Branagh has made adaptations of Agatha Christie novels his specialty. After revealing his version of Crime on the Orient Express in 2017, it was accompanied by his screenwriter Michael Green that he put together another feature film of the genre in 2022: Death on the Nile. In front of and behind the camera, he took on the costume of the famous detective Hercule Poirot, accompanied by a high-class cast. Jumbled together, we were able to count on Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Emma Mackey, Russell Brand, as well as Annette Bening and Armie Hammer. Actors who had to deal with some changes compared to the original work…

Death on the Nile: a crime in troubled waters

Filmed partly in studio in London, Death on the Nile still manages to take us on a journey. Because yes, whether in a pyramid or on the famous river that crosses Egypt, the suspense never stops gripping our guts! Here, the most famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, investigates the murder of a young heiress, Linnet Ridgeway. A murder having taken place on a cruise ship, enough to cause quite a commotion on board… But from the hatred of Jacqueline de Bellefort, whose fiancé had caught the eye of the victim, to the jealousy of the other passengers, there will be many suspects!

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A modified story, but an adaptation validated by the descendants of Agatha Christie

A fan of Agatha Christie, Kenneth Branagh did not hesitate to slightly modify the story of the crime queen for the needs of his film. Indeed, in his adaptation of Death on the Nile, we find two characters who do not exist in the novel. This is Bouc (Tom Bateman), Hercule Poirot’s assistant, already seen in The crime of the Orient Express, and his mother, Euphemia (Annette Bening). However, this did not bother Agatha Christie’s family. The author’s descendants indeed participated in the production of this adaptation, as Kenneth Branagh explained in the press kit for his film: “They allowed us to better approach the human matter which partly explains the success of her books. Agatha Christie was not only capable of imagining complex and intelligent enigmas, but she gave birth to authentic human beings under her pen .”

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