The legendary Gérard Depardieu stars as Inspector Jules Maigret in this exquisite crime drama from Patrice Leconte, based on Georges Simenon’s best-selling novels. Paris, 1953. The body of a young woman is discovered at Place Ventimille, dressed in an elegant evening gown. There is nothing to identify her, and no witnesses. World-weary Inspector Jules Maigret (Depardieu) attempts to piece together her story, uncovering details about her past along the way. In his enquiries, he encounters Betty (Jade Labeste), a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to the victim, but who also reminds him of one even closer to his own life.
Why You Should See This Film
Gérard Depardieu is in the league of top-grade French actors like Juliette Binoche and Isabelle Huppert that make any film they’re in worth watching. He came to the role of Inspector Jules Maigret as a fan of the books, and his fandom pays dividends in a superb lead performance. Gripping crime fiction done well, Maigret is satisfying viewing.
- Year: 2022
- Rating: M
- Director: Patrice Leconte
- Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Aurore Clément, Mélanie Bernier
- Duration: 89 minutes
- Language: French with English subtitles