‘Death on the Nile’ Ending Explained & Plot Summary


Death on the Nile, a mystery film directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Michael Green. Filming began in September 2019 and wrapped in December. Branagh, Ridley Scott, Judy Hofflund and Kevin J. Walsh produced the film. The film is based on the 1937 novel of the same title by Agatha Christie. Filming for the film took place at Longcross Studios in England and on location in Morocco. In the UK and USA it was released on February 11, 2022. This movie is actually a sequel to Murder on the Orient Express which was released in 2017. The same goes for the end of the same tie-in with Death on the Nile, anyway? What happens at the end of Death on the Nile?

Branagh reprises his role as Hercule Poirot, starring Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright. It is the third film version of the Agatha Christie novel, following the 1978 film and an episode of Agatha Christie’s television series Poirot which aired in 2004. The film received mixed reviews from critics, some remarking that it was inferior to previous versions while complimenting its retro aesthetic.

Official poster of Death on the Nile (2022).

Who is the killer in the movie?

The entire film is a suspenseful thriller, but the narrative raises a unique question in everyone’s mind. As viewers are eager to know, who is the murderer of married socialite Linnet Doyle? Louise, the maid, came out of her cabin to smoke when she noticed Simon entering Linnet to shoot her. During the interrogation of Simon de Poirot, the lady clarifies to the employer that she knows the truth but that she would remain silent for the money by making an ambiguous statement. Jacqueline grabs a scalpel from Dr. Windlesham and slits the woman’s throat after being warned of the risk.

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Another witness, Bouc, who had stolen the diamond necklace from Linnet, discovers the body but remains silent about what happened in order to conceal his crime, observes the terrible murder. Then Bouc involuntarily observes the murder of Louise, as evidenced by the space free of bloodstains in the wake of the wall of Karnak. Also, he discovered the dressing gown he had thrown away because the cloth contained all of the maid’s blood. After receiving Simon’s warning signal, Bouc is shot by Jacqueline using accountant Andrew Katchadourian’s revolver just as he is ready to tell the truth.

Featured member, Ali Fazal receives compliments for his appearance in Death On The Nile.

Explanation of the end of death on the Nile

Simon grabbed the murder weapon as Poirot unmasked them and cracked the case, but Jacqueline knew they wouldn’t get very far with her limp. She pulled the trigger, shooting them both as there were too many people on board to kill them. All the corpses drifted away, leaving everyone in sadness as the Karnak docked. Andrew vowed to clean up his act and put Linnet’s fortune to good use, but Poirot let him go with a warning of the risks. Linus said he would use his medical expertise to help people in Africa in honor of Linnet. Their loved ones, including Rosalie, Bouc’s lover, his aunt Salomé and Bouc’s mother, left immediately heartbroken, shocked that he had turned to crime to make money.

Poirot returned to the pub months later to watch Salomé sing. He fell in love with her and even shaved off his beard, proving that he was no longer bothered by the battle scars on his face. After losing his lover years before, Poirot was now ready to recover, and Salome was the key for him, recognizing that he had to live on.

Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot form a glamorous duo in Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile.

Death on the Nile was released with two other films, Marry Me and Blacklight, in Canada and the United States. It earned $11–17 million in its opening weekend from 3,280 theaters. On its opening day, the pic earned around $5.1 million, too, including $1.1 million from Wednesday and Thursday night shows.

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