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Les meurtres ABC 

As a serial killer taunts Larosière, the great detective's career could be the next casualty.

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Eric Woreth

Writers:

Anne Giafferi (based on characters created by), Murielle Magellan (based on characters created by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine Duléry ... Larosière
Marius Colucci Marius Colucci ... Lampion
Denis Lavant ... André Custe
Bérangère Bonvoisin Bérangère Bonvoisin ... Bénédicte Calvez
Jean-François Garreaud Jean-François Garreaud ... Docteur Granet
Nicolas Bridet Nicolas Bridet ... Duval
Chloé Stefani Chloé Stefani ... Lili Daste
Estelle Larrivaz Estelle Larrivaz ... Yolande Bellec
Pascal Demolon Pascal Demolon ... François Calvez
Daniel Berlioux Daniel Berlioux ... Jean Calvez
Jeanne Bournaud Jeanne Bournaud ... Sophie
Célia Bernard Célia Bernard ... Aline Bellec
Alban Casterman ... Yann Lebras
Dominique Daguier Dominique Daguier ... Préfet de police
Anne Benoît Anne Benoît ... Mme Daste
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A serial killer is taunting Superintendent Larosière with increasingly savage murders. Even as he receives letters announcing the date and time of the next killing, the master crime solver feels powerless against this mysterious psychopath. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Aikataulukon arvoitus See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Version of Poirot: The ABC Murders (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Ma Pomme
Music by Charles Borel-Clerc
Lyrics by Georges Fronsac and Lucien Rigot
Performed by Maurice Chevalier
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Christie for the masses.
2 June 2010 | by stuka24See all my reviews

How can one fail yet another Christie Adaptations? They are always perfectly made, acted, the production tricks you into believing you woke up at that time, people are gorgeous, and yes, you feel a bit silly in the end, but only to recognize Agatha's mastery hasn't aged a bit.

This TV series doesn't respect the time-honoured formula. Sharing part of the stellar cast of "Petits meurtres en famille" (2006), it indulges in the same idiosyncrasies. Basically, by "adapting" the plot to the XXI century's sensibilities, making Poirot more "humane", Lampion gay, and basically altering the plot so much yes, it's still Christie, the murderer is the same but... the essence is gone. Larosière is well cast, big husky voice, screen presence, but he's made to act foolish scenes, like when he's drunk or chasing women (very much unlike him :)). Lampion is a bit of a teenager and clumsy to my taste, like if it were an Eddie Murphy buddy cop film. André Custe, the main character, is really perfect, he's what has to be. A soul in pain. Chloé Stefani's Lili Daste, from "Jeanne Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour", is too nice for Custe, but well, we can assume she was chosen like that for counter balancing all the hideousness and making sure we empathized a bit with him. Mme Daste is fun in her small character of the grouchy uncouth mum :). Duval's brazenness and bravado come off naturally. The well known Jean-François Garreaud, from many TV series like "Plus belle la vie" and also acting in "Jeanne Poisson", is there for a reason, although his character is rather silent. And yes, Sophie is beautiful. The rest of the cast is fine, and it's interesting to see how crime investigations were not so far in the past, before CSI and the like made us forget.

Can be missed without loosing much. Maybe the beautiful scenery, which really looks like if time hadn't passed, and Christie were still Christie :).


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