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British director-actor Kenneth Branagh stars as Hercule Poirot in the movie Murder on the Orient Express. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Perfecting the art of murder

After the success of Dunkirk, Kenneth Branagh returns to Chinese cinemas with a remake of an Agatha Christie classic, Murder on the Orient Express – a detective novel featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

The movie’s storyline keeps to the core of the original novel, in which the murdered man was once a ruthless criminal who ruined a family. But in the end, Poirot has some doubts about whether the multiple murderers should be punished for seeking justice in their own way.

The star-studded cast assembled for the movie includes big names like Johnny Depp, Dame Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Lucy Boynton and Daisy Ridley.

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