After his last film "Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi", director Rian Johnson brings an exciting and funny crime story to the cinema: "Knives Out – Murder is a Family Matter" follows the trail of the great Agatha Christie novels and can be done by Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer and Chris Evans come up with a great cast. The film will be shown in the cinema from January 2, 2020.
One morning the maid finds the rich crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) with his throat cut in his large estate. The suspects: the rest of the extended family who met for the patriarch's birthday. They all run either their own business or a publishing house that sells Harlan's books. However, they are all dependent in some form on the wealthy father and grandfather. In particular, the brash black sheep of the family named Hugh Ransom (Chris Evans) seems to be the perfect suspect. To solve the puzzle, the ingenious detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is put on the case by an unknown person. He recruits Harlan's kind-hearted nurse Marta (Ana de Armas) for his investigation, who apparently is physically unable to lie.
Author and director Rian Johnson transports a classic whodunit in the best Agatha Christie tradition into the 21st century in a highly entertaining way. He does not miss out on some sharp social peaks and takes the various forms of hypocrisy of the central family to the grain – masks that are removed immediately as soon as the big money is at stake. All the performers in the prominent ensemble obviously enjoy using their roles to play against their public image, to pull each other and humiliate each other. In addition, there is an extremely good-humored Daniel Craig, who turns every stone with relish and with a bizarre southern attitude, in order to uncover the secrets of the rich and quirky family. The result is a crime thriller that comments on its own genre conventions but never drifts into a genre parody. The fun and excitement of the central secret always remains.
Conclusion: At the same time modern and classic murder mystery, which encourages puzzling and does not take itself too seriously.
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