Maigret

Maigret

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DVD - 2013
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Based on George Simenon's classic detective novels and starring Michael Gambon, is equipped with rigorous logic, uncanny judgment of character, and, of course, his signature pipe and fedora. Inspector Maigret relishes the challenge of solving any mystery. Filled with dangerous crimes and elusive characters from the villages of rural France to the alleyways of Montmarte. Brings the most intriguing and complex puzzles from Simenon's anthology to the screen.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media : ITV Studios Home Entertainment, 2013.
ISBN: 9781598289008
1598289004
Branch Call Number: DVD TV SHOW MAIGRET
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (approximately 645 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Alternative Title: Maigret

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barkisaz
Apr 06, 2018

I've read and enjoyed many of Simenon's mysteries- in English, so having an all English cast for this series didn't bother me.
Michael Gambon portrayed the Maigret I visualized from the books: a big bear of a man, always with the pipe, thoughtful yet energetic.
Guess they call him the Great Gambon for a reason- he's a terrific actor.
I enjoyed every second of this.
Um, are those fingernails for real???

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miaone
Oct 01, 2016

I watched the first one and was so put off by the pure British-ness of it (gestures, especially) that I nearly didn't continue with the rest. Decided not to quibble but just watch, and found that I could like the stories by just accepting Gambon rather than criticizing him for not being French. Because all of the stories in this series are also done by Cremer in the French series, I found it interesting to compare how they differed. Always there were significant variations in the plot, including who got killed, or who did the killing, who was there, etc. And since I have not read the stories as Simenon wrote them I don't know which versions were more to the original. In the end, this English set just has to be enjoyed, or not, on its own, as does the French version.

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SandraLH
Mar 02, 2016

Well done!!
Although I prefer a foreign series to be in the native tongue, and have watched several episodes of the French version of Maigret starring the late, wonderful actor, Bruno Cremer, I was pleasantly surprised that I thoroughly enjoyed this British production. Michael Gambon is excellent in the role.

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Heyst
Jul 21, 2014

I just do not get this--A french detective who speaks with a perfect eng. accent and all the french people speak Anglais. So very strange

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