Death on the Nile
A new murder must be solved by Hercule Poirot. Kenneth Branagh offers his new film adaptation of Death on the Nile, a classic written by Agatha Christie. This detective film featuring an investigation by the Belgian detective. Facing Kenneth Branagh in the cast of Death on the Nile, we find Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Armie Hammer (Call me by your name ), Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Letitia Wright (Black Panther), Russel Brand (American Trip) or even Annette Bening, who embodies a new character from the novels: Bouc’s mother, the arm right of Hercule Poirot, who himself does not exist in the works of Agatha Christie. Which of them is the culprit? We let you see the film to find out! PG-13 2022, Crime/Mystery & thriller, 2h 7m
The film also stars Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
During a luxurious cruise on the Nile, what was supposed to be an idyllic honeymoon ends with the brutal death of the young bride. This crime signals the end of vacation for detective Hercule Poirot. On board as a passenger, he is entrusted with the investigation by the captain of the boat. And in this dark affair of obsessive love with deadly consequences, it is not the suspects who are missing! There follows a series of twists and turns of the situation which, against a backdrop of grandiose landscapes, will gradually destabilize everyone’s certainties until the incredible outcome!
Banned on the Nile 2022
The film “Death on the Nile” has just been banned in several Arab countries because of the presence in the credits of Israeli actress Gal Gadot. A sequence that looks like deja vu for actors and directors supporting the Jewish state.
Israeli actress Gal Gadot plays one of the main roles in Death on the Nile, an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel by Kenneth Branagh, in theaters since February 9 in France. Victim of a boycott targeting the actress, the film will not be released in Lebanon, Kuwait and Tunisia. These countries blame the star for his support for the Israeli army displayed during Operation Protective Edge, launched in the summer of 2014 in the Gaza Strip. Already in 2017, the choice of Gal Gadot to embody Wonder Woman had led to the banning of Patty Jenkins’ blockbuster in Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon and Qatar.
Death on the Nile: The film banned in several countries, here’s why
But what are the reasons for this censorship? The content would not be questioned in this case, but the origins of the main actress Gal Gadot. Indeed, the young woman is Israeli, which would be conflicting and subject to many controversies for the countries in question. With Lebanon and Kuwait actively protesting Israel, the actress’ military service in her country is believed to be the cause of her ban.
Lebanon had also banned the broadcast of the film Wonder Woman for the same reasons. However, Death on the Nile got a rare release date in China, something to reassure fans.
Death on the Nile, promising for a future third film?
Sequel to the hit 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile once again stars actor Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot. The 2017 film earned more than US$350 million worldwide and sparked hope for a new franchise, of which Death on the Nile would be the second film.
Although we don’t know if it will result in a third film, Death on the Nile is already well received by audiences and critics. Especially since Kenneth Branagh has totally succeeded in convincing in his role. Although he has, for the time being, been banned from two countries, this does not prevent Death on the Nile from being very promising.