A French Poirot

Agatha Christie fans (and other mystery lovers) can enjoy Family Murder Party, a subtitled French adaptation of the 1938 Christie novel Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, which has its US premiere today on subscription streaming service MHz Choice.

Despite his French name, Poirot, as depicted by Christie in dozens of novels and short stories, was actually a Belgian detective. For the French adaptation, which garnered high ratings when it first ran domestically in 2006, Poirot is replaced by Superintendent Jean Larosière (played by Antoine Duléry) and Inspector Émile Lampion (Marius Colucci).

After Family Murder Party’s four 90-minute episodes, the duo returned in 2009 with The Little Murders of Agatha Christie, a series of stand-alone movies that is still going strong in France after nine seasons and nearly 30 episodes. Five of these films are also available on MHz Choice.

Here’s a clip from Family Murder Party, showing the first meeting between Larosière and Lampion:

For $7.99 per month, MHz Choice offers web, smartphone, iPad, Apple TV, RokuChromecast and Amazon Channels users more than 2,000 hours of subtitled mysteries, dramas and comedies from around the world. For more information, or to subscribe, visit www.mhzchoice.com.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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