Saturday, August 5, 2017

Movie No. 37 (2017): AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

And Then There Were None (2016)
Directors: Craig Viveiros, Basi Akpabio, Rebecca Keane
Cast: Charles Dance, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Aidan Turner, Maeve Dermody, Tony Stephens

And Then There Were None is an adaptation of world-popular novel Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie. This is not the first time the book is adapted into screen. I saw the 1945 movie adaptation made by Rene Clair. There were a couple of other adaptations. 

This adaptation was shown on BBC in 2016 as a three-episode miniseries.

We already know what will happen. The guests, invited to a gathering in an inland mansion, who seem at first to have nothing in common, are to atone their sins and later will be murdered one by one. Despite that I already know this, I'm still awed by the excellent pacing and cinematography that contribute to the psychological thrill the movie intends to be. The decision to make it a 3-episode mini-series does the trick.

Rating: 4.0/4.0

Date seen: June 17, 2017

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