Agatha Christie contre Hercule Poirot : Qui a tué Roger Ackroyd ?

France | 2016 | 57 min
Cinematography: Alberto Marquardt
Distribution: Arte Distribution
Editing: Pascal Ariel
Music: Jean-Christophe Klotz
Producer: Estelle Fialon
Sound: Marc Soupa
Production: Les Films Du Poisson


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) is one of Agatha Christie’s most celebrated novels. Its renown stems from a plot twist that was highly original for its time: the killer is hidden behind the mask of the narrator himself. This earned Christie the wrath of some critics, who considered the artifice dishonest, a violation of the conventions of the genre. Eighty years later, Pierre Bayard, a professor of literature and psychoanalyst, revisits the book in order to deconstruct it. His textual analysis leads to an exploration of the context of the work’s publication and the private life of the mysterious novelist. Bayard finally arrives at a stunning conclusion.


Jean-Christophe Klotz

Born in Washington, Jean-Christophe Klotz is a graduate of the Centre de formation des journalistes in Paris and of Paris II (Economics, Information and Communication). He wrote the documentary Kigali, des images contre un massacre (2006), presented at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2006. In 2009, he directed his first feature-length film, Lignes de front.
Filmography | Lignes de Front (2010) ; L'Argent, le sang et la démocratie - A propos de l'affaire Karachi (2013) ; Kigali, des images contre un massacre (2006).

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