Kenneth Branagh’s third Hercule Poirot movie, “A Haunting in Venice,” recently opened to mostly positive reviews.
The film is set in 1947 in post-WWII Venice, where Poirot is living in alone retirement and accepting no new cases. But he is drawn into a mystery after attending a seance hosted by Ariadne Oliver, a mystery author portrayed by Tina Fey. Murder ensues, and Poirot is on the case.
“A Haunting in Venice” officially premiered on Friday, September 15. Find tickets to a theatre near you on Fandango.
Branagh’s latest is based on Christie’s 1969 novel, “Hallowe’en Party.” The story was set in England but Branagh moved it to a dark, moody Venice.
Hallowe’en Party was previously adapted for TV as the Season 12, episode 2 of “Poirot” starring David Suchet. You can see that on Britbox. The story was also adapted for radio by BBC Radio 4, starring John Moffatt in 2006. You can listen to that on the Internet Archive.
Below is a preview of “A Haunting in Venice.” The film gets a solid 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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