Maurice Tremblet falls dead in his bedroom, a small projectile wound in his chest. Commissaire Maigret arrives to investigate, taking a room in a hotel across the street from which the fatal shot may have been fired. He calls this "settling in others' nests." And he must consider: why would anyone want M. Tremblet, a thoroughly ordinary accountant, dead? Of course, we learn that M. Tremblet was hardly ordinary. And we learn it as the characters do, for no one, not even his family, knew him well.
If you get a chance to see this one, take it. Sharp dialog leavened with genuine wit and outstanding work from the supporting cast (especially the lovely Eleonore Gosset) make it a winner. Quite a treat sorting out the true clues from the red herrings. Hats off to director Luciani (his only Maigret film so far) and experienced adapter Granier-Deferre.
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