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Trans-Europ-Express (1966)

A movie producer, director and assistant take the Trans-Europ-Express from Paris to Antwerp. They get the idea for a movie about a drug smuggler on their train and visualize it while taping the script.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Elias / Self
Marie-France Pisier ... Eva / Self
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Lorentz - the policeman
Raoul Guylad ... An intermediary
Henri Lambert Henri Lambert ... Inspector
Paul Louyet Paul Louyet ... Marc
Charles Millot ... Franck
Rezy Norbert Rezy Norbert ... The concierge
Gérard Palaprat Gérard Palaprat ... Le Petit Mathieu (as Gerard Palaprat)
Catherine Robbe-Grillet ... Lucette - the script girl
Salkin Salkin ... An intermediary
Ariane Sapriel Ariane Sapriel ... A traveller
Prima Symphony Prima Symphony ... The stripper
Clo Vanesco Clo Vanesco ... Cabaret Singer
Nadine Verdier 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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Erotic? Serious? Funny? Tragic? A Mystery? A Game? A Paradox? Neo-Sadism? A Detective Story?


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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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Connections

References Cat Ballou (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Chanson
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by Clo Vanesco
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Spoofy Metafilm
30 January 2021 | by skepticskepticalSee all my reviews

As a big fan of Jean-Louis Trintignant, I couldn't really pass this up. Alain Robbe-Grillet is always bound to do something meta, so this could only be some sort of film about film, and it is. There is also a story, but the point seems to be to talk about the construction of stories. Definitely worth watching once.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French | Dutch

Release Date:

12 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avrupa Ekspresi See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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