Trans-Europ-Express (1966)
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Thriller | Erotic | Surreal
Country: France | Director: Alain Robbe-Grillet
Language: French | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 95mn
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Audio 2: Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas

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.

This stylish, cult 1966 erotic thriller stars French new wave icons Jean-Louis Trintigant (Amour, The Conformist) and Marie-France Pisier (Stolen Kisses, Bed and Breakfast).

Trintignant plays a drug courier smuggling a stash of cocaine from Paris to Antwerp on the Trans-Europ-Express. Matters are complicated by surreal encounters with police, three filmmakers who are also on the train making a film about drug traffickers, and erotic-fantasy sequences featuring Pisier being bound and subjected to Trintignant’s will.

Originally banned by the BBFC for scenes of sexual sadism and bondage, Trans-Europ-Express was written and directed by ground-breaking and daring filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet, best known for his experimental post-war novels, and as the writer of Alain Resnais’ world cinema classicLast Year in Marienbad.


Trans-Europ-Express (1966)