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Ten Little Indians (1987)
"Desyat negrityat" (original title)

 |  Crime, Mystery
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A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.

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Ten people are invited to a desolate island by a mysterious host. Upon arriving, a mysterious voice recording accuses each of them of a murder committed in the past. And then someone begins to kill them one by one, choosing his methods from a grisly children's poem that hangs in every room of the house... Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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This is the only adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel to use the novel's original ending. See more »

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Brilliant ! The best Christie adaptation ever.
5 June 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I've seen many adaptations of this story but this one is really unrivaled. From the very beginning, you can see the talent of the director. When he's filming the guests waiting to depart, you can feel the tension among them, and the culpability too. On the contrary of the other adaptations, this movie doesn't only show the action, the murder series, but also (and it seemed capital to me) what's in the victims' minds. I appreciated in particular the flashes back. Personally, I only deplore the location. The place where the movie was shot is too well known, and doesn't fit with the idea one could have of the island. To adapt such a famous book is always tricky, but not for Govorukhin ! Mankiewicz couldn't have done better.


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