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Maigret Sets a Trap (2016)

Chief Inspector Jules Maigret hunts for a serial killer.


Ashley Pearce


Stewart Harcourt (screenplay by), Georges Simenon (from the novel by)
4,227 ( 350)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rowan Atkinson ... Chief Inspector Jules Maigret
Leo Staar ... Inspector LaPointe
Shaun Dingwall ... Inspector Janvier
Alexander Campbell ... Dennis Lecoin
Beth Cooke ... Georgette Lecoin
Zsófia Rea Zsófia Rea ... Nicole Lecoin
Colin Mace ... Inspector Lognon
Hugh Simon ... Dr. Paul
Leo Hatton ... Michelle
Ian Bartholomew Ian Bartholomew ... The Baron
Katie Lyons ... Madame Maguy
Jack Johns ... Rougin
Matt Devere ... Police Inspector
Aidan McArdle ... Judge Comeliau
Rufus Wright ... Minister Morel


Over a five month period in 1955 four women are stabbed to death in Montmartre after dark, a prostitute and a midwife among them - women with nothing in common beyond being brunette. Justice minister Morel leans on chief Inspector Maigret to catch the murderer and Maigret sets a trap, using policewoman Marthe Jusserard as a decoy. She survives an attack, sartorial evidence leading to married mother's boy Marcel Moncin, whom Maigret arrests. However whilst Moncin is in custody there is a further murder and Maigret looks to Moncin's family to help solve the murders. Written by don @ minifie-1

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One of the most-adapted Simenon stories; it was also adapted as the penultimate episode of Season 3 of the BBC's "Maigret" series. See more »


In the final moments of the movie, Maigret passes a bench where a grandfather and his grandson are reading a Tintin comic, however, that version of that comic (see back side of the comic) wasn't published in the 50's. See more »


Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.21 (2016) See more »


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Good entertainment
3 September 2016 | by haurobSee all my reviews

I have never heard about Maigret before, so i must admit my reason for watching was Rowan Atkinson. After watching a few minutes, i came to the realization, that this would not be entertaining in the same way that i have gotten to know Mr Atkinson. Putting that aside, i was able to start enjoying the story and the twists. The story was actually a bit "out of the box" and believable characters. It was one of the better police/detective stories i have seen in years, albeit not being my genre. If you would like to turn off your Facebook, chats and all else, this will be an entertaining little show(?) to watch. Its not too long, neither too short.. and overall good quality in all aspects. Enjoy.

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31 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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