The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit entices with a stellar cast

Previously brought to the screen by Sidney Lumet in a much loved 1974 adaptation, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express remains one of her most popular and glamorous novels. This time Kenneth Branagh di­rects and stars (sporting an im­pressive moustache) as the dap­per Belgian sleuth, recreating the famous mystery for a new generation. Traveling back to London from Istanbul, Poirot is embroiled in a seemingly un­solvable murder as the train is trapped in a snowdrift.

With each of his fellow 13 passengers in the car a suspect, the master detective has his work cut out for him if he wants to catch the culprit. The plot requires a large ensemble, including Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer and Willem Dafoe, among others. Going as far as building their own pe­riod steam locomotive and Pullman carriages, no ex­pense was spared to spin this yarn of intrigue, murder and luxury on rails.

Starts Nov 10, Burg. 1., Opernring 19,

Starts Nov 9, Haydn. 6., Mariahilfer Strasse 57,