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Maigret

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In the aftermath of a young woman’s bloody murder in Paris—her identity shrouded in mystery—detective Jules Maigret begins to unravel the strange details surrounding her life and death. In this elegant adaptation of Georges Simenon’s Maigret et la Jeune Morte, Gérard Depardieu inhabits the broad, world-weary frame of the eponymous detective, pairing his natural charisma with a melancholic edge that perfectly captures Maigret’s character. With a brooding, compassionate air, Maigret follows a trail of clues and forgotten details of the unassuming, anonymous victim, searching for her identity and humanity with a compassionate grace, in sharp contrast to the seeming indifference of those around him. Writer/director Patrice Leconte situates the tale in a 1953 Paris still recovering from WWII, contrasting a dark, sombre atmosphere of everyday people in the city with the sparkling opulence of glamorous socialites and aristocrats, crafting a thoughtful—yet thrilling—spin on the classic detective story.

 

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Director

Patrice Leconte

Cast

Gérard Depardieu, Jade Labeste, Mélanie Bernier, Aurore Clément, André Wilms, Hervé Pierre

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Country of Origin

France/Belgium

Year

2022

Language

In French with English subtitles

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18+
88 min
Action & Suspense Drama

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Credits

Producer

Jean-Louis Livi

Screenwriter

Jérôme Tonnerre, Patrice Leconte

Cinematography

Yves Angelo

Editor

Joëlle Hache

Production Design

Loïc Chavanon

Original Music

Bruno Coulais