Special Sidney Lumet
The Outsider: The Films of Sidney Lumet

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

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“Has it occurred to you that there are too many clues in this room? Let us proceed.” This famous Agatha Christie whodunit proves once more that Lumet is a true chameleonic filmmaker adapting to any genre with the only consistency being pure quality – and in this case – casting Sean Connery. This lavish period drama with the mammoth steam train, perfectly kempt moustaches and tailor-fitted wardrobes sports one of the most star-studded ensemble casts ever devised to take the viewer on a voyage of intrigue, suspicion and of course, homicide. Enter Hercule Poirot… English language without subtitles.


Sidney Lumet
Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
128 minuten


Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. But when an unpopular billionaire is murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board the famous train is a suspect. Using an avalanche blocking the tracks to his advantage, Poirot gradually realizes that many of the passengers have revenge as a motive, and he begins to home in on the culprit.

KINO is proud to present a retrospective on the features of writer and director Sidney Lumet. The versatile filmmaker worked mainly outside of the Hollywood machine but always secured the greatest talent in front of his camera as his reputation as an ‘actor’s director’ secured no less than seventeen Oscar nominations for his leads. His beloved New York City was often not only a geographical setting but a vital asset in his films as he explored the metropole from its classiest office buildings to its seediest back alleys. Unlike for instance Coppola or Scorsese, Lumet’s oeuvre is less distinctive in style as he always adapted his artistic choices to serve the story, not to his own visual preferences. But he is one of the great humanist directors with a fantastic catalogue waiting to be explored and we are proud to present his biggest hits as well as his lesser known films in this thirteen feature retrospective.

Trailer: Baris Azman