Agatha Christie - Queen of Crime

Agatha Christie: a portrait of the enigmatic woman behind the extraordinary talent

Agatha Christie: is there any other author in the world who has garnered as many accolades as she has: she is the inventor of the modern British crime novel and the best-selling and most translated novelist of all time. Her heroes Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are household names, her stage play The Mousetrap holds the record for being the longest-running play in the world. But who is the woman behind the achievements? Using never before seen footage and photographs from Agatha Christie's private collection, the film embarks on a biographical investigation and reveals a portrait of an enigmatic character, whose biography and works were defined by the global events of the 20th century. Because Christie was not just a disciplined, hard-working writer who penned 66 novels, almost as many short stories and 33 plays, she was also a modern and emancipated woman, who throughout her life never allowed herself to be restricted by the rules of English society.