Maigret: Italian trailer and previews of the film with Gérard Depardieu in cinemas from 15 September

From 15 September in Italian cinemas with Adler Entertainment Maigret, Gérard Depardieu brings one of the most beloved characters of 20th century crime fiction back to the big screen in a new cinematic incarnation directed by award-winning director Patrice Leconte (The Suicide Shop), based on Georges Simenon’s bestselling novels. The plot follows Maigret as he investigates the death of a young girl. There is nothing that identifies it, no one seems to know or remember it.

Plot and cast

The official plot: Paris, 1953. The body of a beautiful young woman is found in Place Ventimille, dressed in an elegant evening dress. There is nothing to identify her and no witnesses. Thoughtful and world-weary Inspector Jules Maigret (Gerard Depardieu) struggles to piece together her story and in doing so uncovers details about her past and her character. In his investigation of him, he meets Betty (Jade Labes), a woman who bears a strange resemblance to the victim, but who also reminds him of a person even closer to his own life than her …

The cast of “Maigret” also includes Mélanie Bernier, Aurore Clément, Hervé Pierre, Elizabeth Bourgine, Clara Antoons, Pierre Moure, Bertrand Poncet, Anne Loiret, André Wilms, Philippe du Janerand, Loudia Gentil, Jean-Paul Comart, Alain Gueneau, Estelle Galarme, Moanna Ferré, Manon Kneusé and Eric Sebakhi.

Maigret – trailers and videos

Trailer in original language with English subtitles released on February 9, 2022

Official Italian trailer released on July 22, 2022


Director Patrice Leconte also directed Tutti pazzi in mia casa, A promise, The suicide shop, The man on the train, The girl on the bridge, The hairdresser’s husband.

Patrice Leconte directs “Maigret” from a screenplay he wrote with Jérôme Tonnerre (Belfagor – The ghost of the Louvre, The women of the 6th floor, A man, a woman today) and based on Georges Simenon’s novel “Maigret and the dead girl”. Tonnerre and director Patrice Leconte also collaborated on My best friend and Una promessa.

Writer Georges Simenon has published over 200 novels with 17 different pseudonyms and 220 others with his own name.

Before the casting of Gerard Depardieu, there was Daniel Auteuil nominated for the role of Maigret.

Maigret is a commissioner of the “Direction Régionale de la Police Judiciaire de Paris: 36, Quai des Orfèvres”. Gerard Deaprdieu starred in a 2004 French crime titled “36, Quai des Orfèvres”.

The original novel


Jules Maigret (Jules Amédée François Maigret) is an imaginary detective of the French police, a commissioner of the Brigade Criminelle of Paris (Direction Régionale de la Police Judiciaire de Paris: 36, Quai des Orfèvres) created by the writer Georges Simenon. Between 1931 and 1972, 75 novels and 28 short stories starring Maigret were published, starting with Pietr-le-Letton (“Maigret and the Latvian”) and concluding with Maigret et Monsieur Charles (“Maigret and Mr. Charles”). Maigret’s stories have also been adapted for television and radio.

In almost all of his inquiries, Maigret went through this more or less long period of uncertainty during which, as his collaborators said in a whisper, he seemed to ruminate. In the first stage, that is, when he was faced with a new environment, with people he knew nothing about, it would have been said that he mechanically aspirated the life that surrounded him and swelled it like a sponge (…) as long as possible before forming an opinion. Or he didn’t form it at all. He kept his free judgment until the moment in which evidence was imposed on him or rather when his interlocutor did not begin to yield. [tratto da Maigret e il ladro, 1968]

blankThe official plot of the novel: Maigret had a bad day. Thirty hours spent struggling with three hard bones who didn’t want to talk. And as if that weren’t enough, at three in the morning, another mess falls on him: a stone’s throw from Pigalle the body of a girl of about twenty has been found. Maigret realizes at first glance that it doesn’t add up. The worn-out evening dress and silver stiletto-heeled shoe make one think of an entrîneuse, but her soft dark hair and pouting face make one think of a child.

The novel “Maigret and the dead girl” is available on Amazon.

Maigret in cinema and on TV

The character of Maigret was the protagonist of fifteen cinematographic films (1932 – 2022), based on thirteen novels and two short stories. The favorites of the writer Georges Simenon as Maigret were the French actors Pierre Renoir and Jean Gabin, the Italian Gino Cervi and the British Rupert Davies. Among the worst Simenon reported Charles Laughton and Jean Richard, the latter played Commissioner Maigret in the television series Les inquêtes du commissaire Maigretwhich aired in France for over twenty years.


Le chien jaune by Jean Tarride (1932) – from the novel of the same name, with Abel Tarride
The night of the crossing by Jean Renoir (1932) – from the novel The mystery of the crossroadswith Pierre Renoir
The crime of Julien Duvivier’s villa (1932) – from the novel The head of a manwith Harry Baur
Picpus by Richard Pottier (1942) – from the novel Maigret and the fortune tellerwith Albert Préjean
Cécile est death by Maurice Tourneur (1943) – from the novel A shadow on Maigretwith Albert Préjean
Les caves du Majestic by Richard Pottier (1944) – from the novel Maigretwith Albert Préjean
The man from the Eiffel Tower by Burgess Meredith (1948) – from the novel The head of a manwith Charles Laughton
Maigret directs the investigation by Stany Cordier (1954) – from novels A shadow on Maigret, Maigret et la grande why and from the story On ne tua pas les pauvres typeswith Maurice Manson
Commissioner Maigret by Jean Delannoy (1957) – from the novel Maigret’s trapwith Jean Gabin
Maigret and the Saint-Fiacre case by Jean Delannoy (1959) – from the novel The Saint-Fiacre affairwith Jean Gabin
Maigret and the gangsters by Gilles Grangier (1963) – from the novel Maigret, Lognon and the gangsterswith Jean Gabin
The difficult case of Commissioner Maigret by Alfred Weidenmann (1966) – from the novel The dancer of the Gai-Moulinwith Heinz Rühmann
Maigret in Pigalle by Mario Landi (1967) – from the novel Maigret au Picratt’swith Gino Cervi
Maigret by Patrice Leconte (2022) – from the novel Maigret and the dead girlwith Gérard Depardieu


Maigret (1960-1963)British TV series unreleased in Italy (1960-1963) starring Rupert Davies.
Investigations by Commissioner Maigret (1964-1972)Italian TV drama in 16 episodes starring Gino Cervi.
Les inquêtes du commissaire Maigret (1967-1990)French TV series starring Jean Richard.
Maigret (1980)a TV movie starring Irish actor Richard Harris
Commissioner Maigret (1991-2005)French TV series starring Bruno Cremer.
Maigret (1992-1993)British TV series starring Michael Gambon.
Maigret (2004)two Italian TV films starring Sergio Castellitto.
Maigret (2016)British TV series starring actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson playing the commissioner.

The soundtrack


  • The original music of the film is by the composer Bruno Coulais Oscar nominee for drama soundtrack Les choristes – The boys of the choir. Coulais’ other credits include the documentary Microcosmosthe tv miniseries The Count of Monte Cristo (1998) with Gerard Depardieu, the thriller The rivers of purplethe remake Belfagor – The ghost of the Louvreanimated films Coraline and the magic door And WolfWalkers – The wolf peoplethe historical drama Farewell my queenthe comedy The godmother and the thriller A Shadow of Truth.
  • The soundtrack includes the songs: “C’est si bon” by Mélanie Bernier & Pierre Moure and “Mademoiselle de Paris” by Jo Courtin.

Photos and posters


Maigret: Italian trailer and previews of the film with Gérard Depardieu in cinemas from 15 September