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Trans-Europ-Express (1966)

A film director, Jean, his producer, Marc, and his assistant, Lucette, board the Trans-Europ-Express in Paris bound for Antwerp. Once in their compartment it occurs to them that the drama ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elias / Himself
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Eva / Herself
Christian Barbier ...
Lorentz - the policeman
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An intermediary
Henri Lambert ...
Inspector
Paul Louyet ...
Marc
Charles Millot ...
Franck
Rezy Norbert ...
The concierge
Gérard Palaprat ...
Le Petit Mathieu (as Gerard Palaprat)
Catherine Robbe-Grillet ...
Lucette - the script girl
Salkin ...
An intermediary
Ariane Sapriel ...
A traveller
Prima Symphony ...
The stripper
Clo Vanesco ...
Cabaret Singer
Nadine Verdier ...
Hotel Maid
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Storyline

A film director, Jean, his producer, Marc, and his assistant, Lucette, board the Trans-Europ-Express in Paris bound for Antwerp. Once in their compartment it occurs to them that the drama of life aboard the train presents possibilities for a film, and they begin to write a script about dope smuggling. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

12 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trans-Europ Express - pikajuna  »

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This film was banned by the British Censor because of its depiction of sexual bondage (which is now regarded as very tame). See more »

Quotes

Eva: And you? What do you do for a living.
Elias: I'm an assassin.
Eva: Professional?
Elias: No, amateur.
Elias: Semi-professional, actually.
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Chanson
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by Clo Vanesco
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Illusion and reality trade places on a train trip.
13 July 2001 | by (Rural Indiana) – See all my reviews

This film is a beautifully done story within a story --- film within a film. The author and friends take a train ride and begin to work out a film; its plot, its characters and their actions. As the story evolves the characters take on their own existence, reality becomes inverted; they weave their own story as author becomes audience.

It is a taste of the 1960's thinking of the Michael Caine foreign intrigue films, The Orient Express not to mention the Manchurian Candidate. In a way it thumbs its nose at the genre.

I saw it when it ran almost forty years ago and enjoyed it immensely. If you can find it --- check it out.


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