Trans-Europ-Express (1966) - Rotten Tomatoes


Trans-Europ-Express (1966)





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Movie Info

This complex and witty crime drama is set aboard a Paris train bound for Antwerp. Aboard are a husband and wife. Also aboard, but during a different time and space, is a gangster. The husband and wife are planning to make a film, Trans-Europ-Express featuring an actor who looks exactly like the gangster. The film takes a free-form rather than chronological approach to telling the tale. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Alain Robbe-Grillet
as Jean the Director
Nadine Verdier
as Hotel Maid
Daniel Emilfork
as Phony Policeman
Henri Lambert
as Inspector
Gerard Palaprat
as Le Petit Mathieu
Clo Vanesco
as Cabaret Singer
Virginie Vignon
as Suitcase Salesgirl
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Critic Reviews for Trans-Europ-Express

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

But the incessant reshuffle of props-mirrors, posters, places, people and hardware in sado-masochistic juxtaposition-is often funny. There are some excellent sharp scenes, including an inevitable one among abandoned railroad cars.

April 4, 2011 | Full Review…

Think of it as [Alain Robbe-Grillet's] Breathless, a pulp story refracted with his own distinctive take on narrative deconstruction and sexual perversity.

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trans-Europ-Express

A screenwriter pitches a complicated story about a cocaine smuggling caper to a producer during a train ride, and the audience watches the results play out, revisions and all. Very dry, very French crime spoof with a hint of perversion (the film-inside-the-film protagonist is obsessed with bondage).

Greg S
Greg S

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