Maigret - Cremer
Inspector Maigret continues on Eurochannel
One of the most celebrated French literary figures is honored by Eurochannel in Cycle Maigret. Created by author Georges Simenon, inspector Jules Maigret bécame noticable for his incredible capacity to understand the nature of his investigations.
Appearing in 75 novels and 30 stories by the author, Maigret won admirers for his traits including his gloomy yet ingenious behavior, empathy, and love of the pipe. Next to Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and Philip Marlowe, Maigret is considered one of the most intelligent detectives in literature.
Maigret: Murder in a Vegetable Garden (Meurtre Dans Un Jardin Potager, 1999)
Director: Edwin Baily
A beggar is found dead in a garden. The weapon is the same that caused a death of another homeless man weeks ago. No one admits to knowing the victim but Inspector Maigret (Bruno Cremer) thinks otherwise. In search of an answer, he investigates people near the place such as the strange Fouly family, a group of youths and two suspicious sisters who haven't spoken to each other in 30 years.
Maigret: Mrs. Four and Her Children (Madame Quatre et ses enfants, 1999)
Director: Philippe Berenger
Deputy Vaimber (Christian Morin) asks Maigret (Bruno Cremer) to investigate the case of Mrs. Four (Marianne Basler), a pharmacists wife. She alleges having seen the body of a young woman in her attic. Everything indicates that her husband has been murdered. To close in on the suspects, Maigret uses the pseudonym Jules Fontaine, a salesperson that makes a visit to the place where Mrs. Four, called that because she lives in room #4, lives with her children.
Inspector Maigret and the Vanishing Mr. Owen (Maigret et L´Improbable Monsieur Owen, 1998)
Director: Pierre Koralnik
Maigret (Cremer) is on vacation at a luxurious hotel on the beach which is managed by Louis, an old acquaintance from Paris. Mr. Owen, a wealthy but wheelchair bound art dealer, is staying in that same hotel. One morning, Mr. Owen disappears, and at the same time the body of an unknown young man is found in a bathtub within the hotel. After the incident, several guests become suspects. Despite his desire to stay away from the investigation and enjoy his vacation, Maigret is the only person able to solve this mysterious case.
Maigret versus Mr. Cavre (Maigret et L'Inspecteur Cadavre, 1998)
Director: Pierre Joassin
The head of the French Ministry of Justice is worried about his sister, who lives in Belgium. Her husband, a wealthy horse breeder, is rumored to be involved in the murder of a young man. To dispel these rumors, Maigret is sent to perform a discreet investigation. On the train to Belgium, Maigret is surprised by the presence of Mr. Cavre, a former law enforcement officer turned private investigator, who is known by the nickname "Inspector Cadaver." Cavre has been hired for the same reason as Maigret, but it remains to be seen who hired him, and whether or not the crime actually occurred.
Maigret and the Old Lady (Maigret et la Vieille Dame, 1994)
Director: David Delrieux
Valentine, a lady in her sixties, finds her sleeping draught slightly bitter and thinks she may have made a mistake in the number of drops... During the night, she is awakened by the groans of her maid Rose who in no time dies. Convinced that her maid died instead of her, Valentine asks Maigret to investigate this affair. The more he learns, the less he understands, until certain details set him on the right track.
Maigret and the Liberty Bar (Maigret et le Liberty Bar, 1997)
Director: Michel Favart
1954 on the Côte d'Azur. A certain Australian, William Brown, is stabbed to death while returning from one of his habitual boozing sessions, during which he was known to disappear for days on end. Soon after arriving on the scene, Maigret discovers the Liberty Bar, Brown's favorite watering hole. He often drank until drunk with the bar's owner Mado, and her protégé, Sylvie, an ex-hooker now under Mado's protection. But several hours later, when Maigret runs into Sylvie at the very moment that Brown's son is handing her a large sum of money, the first secrets of this mysterious affair begin to unfold.
Maigret Goes Home (Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre, 1995)
Director: Denys De La Patelliere
Maigret goes home is a Maigret unlike any other. Maigret (Bruno Crémer) goes back to the town he spent his childhood: Saint-Fiacre. His parents are buried in the village cemetery and he was a choirboy in the little church. Maigret, already on the scene before the murder, even witnesses the victim's death. This time, he will have to act on his own.
Maigret and the Elusive Witness (Maigret et l´enfant de choeur, 1997)
Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
In the 1950's, in the suburb of a large town in Eastern France, a 12-year-old choir boy named Etienne tells the police that, as he went to 6 a.m. mass at the church near his house, he witnessed a murder in Church Street. He claims to have seen a body lying on the sidewalk and the murderer who fled the scene when he saw Etienne. The police are not inclined to believe Etienne's story. Several minutes after the time that Etienne was supposedly in Church Street the police found neither body nor witness. Only Maigret (Bruno Cremer) takes the choir boy's testimony seriously.Biography Georges Simenon