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Maigret's Dead Man (2016)

Maigret plunges into the murky Parisian underworld.

Director:

Jon East

Writers:

Stewart Harcourt (screenplay), Georges Simenon (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Puleston-Davies ... Inspector Colombani
Dorottya Hais Dorottya Hais ... Nicole (as Dorrottya Hais)
Mark Hadfield ... Albert Rochain
Iván Fenyö ... Pietr
Dénes Bernáth Dénes Bernáth ... Victor Poliensky
Grant Stimpson Grant Stimpson ... Barman
Karen Gagnon Karen Gagnon ... Police Telephonist
Rowan Atkinson ... Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
Shaun Dingwall ... Inspector Janvier
Leo Staar ... Inspector LaPointe
Peter Schueller ... Reveller
Mark Heap ... Dr. Moers
Hugh Simon Hugh Simon ... Dr. Paul
Matt Devere ... Detective
Russell Dean Russell Dean ... Post Office Clerk (as Russel Dean)
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Storyline

A series of vicious, murderous attacks on three wealthy farms in Picardy hit the national headlines and the elite Brigade Criminelle at the Quay Des Orfevres is called upon to lend its expertise in tracking down the brutal gang responsible for the slaughter. However, Inspector Maigret is resolute in investigating the murder of an obscure anonymous Parisian, an investigation that ultimately solves both crimes.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

Czech | English

Release Date:

25 December 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Maigret's Dead Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary

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Trivia

To re-create 1950s Paris, the drama was mostly filmed in Budapest, Hungary. See more »

Goofs

At 32 minutes and 10 seconds into the film, Chief Inspector Jules Maigret and two other inspectors follow a lead to the Au Petit Albert pub. Maigret puts a black glove on his right hand to open the door to the pub.

They all enter the pub and investigate inside.

While looking around, one of the inspectors finds a picture frame on a dresser and picks it up with his bare left hand as Maigret stands to the inspector's right side looking on at the picture.

The movie then cuts to a close-up shot of the picture frame showing the pictures. In this close up shot, the inspector's left hand is seen holding the left side of the picture frame, as he shows the picture to Maigret standing to his right side.

The inspector then asks Maigret (while the movie holds the close up on the picture frame) "Do you recognize anyone." At this time Maigret's bare, non-gloved left hand is seen coming into the bottom of the frame to grasp the picture frame.

Just as Maigret grabs the picture frame, the movie then immediately cuts to a wide shot at a low angle showing the inspectors looking at the picture frame.

The continuity goof is now clearly visible at this point because Maigret is now holding the picture frame with his now gloved, right hand.

Since the cut was a seamless straight cut which immediately carried the the scene, there was not time for Maigret to switch the picture frame to his right hand.

This is the continuity error.

On a side note, both inspectors initially handle the frame (before the continuity goof) with their bare hands which can leave their fingerprints on the outside of the picture frame.

This handling of the picture frame with their bare hands negates the initial concern Maigret implied when first putting on his right hand glove when opening the door to the pub. See more »

Quotes

[to the man who murdered Albert Rochain and who has just described him as "a little man - a nobody"]
Chief Inspector Jules Maigret: I want you to know that his name was Albert Rochain and that he had a wife and that they were trying to start a family. And for all his little bets and his little winnings, his life was more successful than yours, because *he* didn't end up like an animal in a cage, despised by everyone, with nothing to look forward except his execution.
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One of the best TV-dramas
20 January 2017 | by paco-j-navarreteSee all my reviews

I liked it so much because of the slow but tense rhythm of the history, the details of the characters, Atkinson being very accurate of the very heart of Maigret, but even more, giving power to the character. The secondaries and cast are very good too.

Only Poirot and a handful of TV mystery dramas can compare with this.

On the other side, the only thing I can say is that it looks like London, not like Paris, besides the effort they do to translate everything on the screen to french and use of the stone paved streets.

Congratulations to the team, the script and everyone else.

I hope the today's TV learned something.


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