A TV drama adaptation of Agatha Christie’s world famous mystery novel “Murder on the Orient Express”, filled with thrilling plot twists. The story setting has been changed to the early Showa era. “Murder on the Orient Express” is about a murder that occurred while on a luxury sleeper train called Orient Express. The first night of the drama will be faithful to the original. The second night will reconstruct the story based from the point of view of the criminal. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
Cast & Credits
The OST was sublime. The girls look all beautiful with their vintage clothes, make-up and hairstyles. The younger men, like Tamaki and Nino, looked so handsome.
I love how they changed what it needed to be changed to make it more Japanese. Like, instead of other languages (English, French), it were dialects. Or all names in Kanji.
I can find only 2 minuses in this version:
1) Suguro Takeru, a.k.a, Poirot. I think the actor looked incredible as Poirot, and I think he would be excellent in a version for theater. Poirot is a very vain and egocentric guy, therefore, he is also a character who can be annoying for some or amusing for others. The actor, Nomura Mansai, was certainly more eccentric than I imagine Poirot to be, that's why I think it would have looked better on stage. He certainly is the most handsome (and thinner) Poirot I've seen so far. Unfortunately, where he did very wrong was in trying to look... what? Funny? One of a kind? with that annoying voice. Why did he have to talk like that?
2) Length: since I am more used to doramas, I would have preferred if, instead of 2 parts of 2 hours and 20 minutes, it were 4 episodes of 45 minutes (part 1 should have been shorter). As it was, I split it in half every episode to watch it.
I recommend it strongly for people who like to watch other version of this super popular book. Besides, the cast was excellent (except for "Poirot", who could have been great if he talked normally).
That being said the first half of the show...I actually fell asleep...and had to back and re-watch about 40 minutes worth. The second half though was riveting and kept me entertained.
I am not gonna lie, I watched this for Nino, but the whole cast did an excellent job,
If you are a fan of the franchise or Agatha Christie or the genre I recommend this one.