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Compartiment tueurs (1965)

Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, ... See full summary »

Director:

Costa-Gavras

Writers:

Sébastien Japrisot (novel), Costa-Gavras (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Allégret ... Benjamine Bombat dite Bambi
Jacques Perrin ... Daniel - le jeune voyageur
Simone Signoret ... Eliane Darrès - une comédienne - 4e victime
Michel Piccoli ... René Cabourg - un représentant - 2e victime
Pascale Roberts ... Georgette Thomas - la première victime
Yves Montand ... L'inspecteur Graziani dit Grazzi
Pierre Mondy ... Le commissaire Tarquin
Claude Mann ... L'inspecteur Jean-Lou Gabert
Charles Denner ... Bob Vaski - l'amant de Georgette
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Éric Grandin - un amant d'Eliane
Nadine Alari ... Madame Graziani
Monique Chaumette ... Madame Rivolani
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... Un inspecteur
Jacques Dynam ... Un inspecteur
Bernadette Lafont ... La soeur de Georgette
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Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, suspecting that one of them committed the homicide, but the suspects are killed one by one. The last two must solve the case themselves before they become the next victims. Written by mnfowler

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Sometimes Fear Comes as a Friend...Sometimes as an Enemy...But to the People in the Sleeping Car Fear Came as a Stranger...Unknown...Unexpected...Unstoppable! See more »


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Trivia

The beautiful brasserie where the couple are kissing is still in activity in 2017 and is situated in Montparnasse. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mémoires pour Simone (1986) See more »

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Excellent thriller with wonderful performances.
15 June 2000 | by negevoli-44See all my reviews

I saw this movie only once or twice -- on cable in the early 1980s, I think -- and it has remained one of my all-time favorites. It is filmed in black and white, and is a French police thriller seemingly populated with good-looking and sexy men, which is always an asset for me. I also love Simone Signoret and she is marvelous in this, as always. I think her daughter is in it, too, but I could be wrong. I cannot really review it because it is more or less a dim memory, but I remember being totally captivated by it. I have always looked out for it, but have not been able to either rent or buy it. I only remember excellent films, and I guarantee that any film buff would find this highly watchable and enjoyable.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 November 1965 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sleeping Car Murder See more »

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PECF See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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