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Written and Directed by Alain Robbe-Grille, 1967

A “parody of the old New Wave crime eroticism movies” (The New York Times),

TRANS-EUROP-EXPRESS is a self-referential, neo-noir thriller, with heavy doses of sado-masochism, from the mind of Alain Robbe-Grillet (Last Year at Marienbad).

On the train from Paris to Antwerp, a director (Robbe-Grillet) and his production team hash out the plot of a crime movie. Their story is enacted by Jean Louis-Trintignant (Amour), who plays Elias, a cocaine smuggler seduced by Eva (Marie-France Pisier, Celine and Julie Go Boating), who may be working for a rival gang. But as the director keeps changing the story, Elias becomes lost in a labyrinth of false leads and shifting allegiances.


  • 2014 promo short
  • Three trailers for the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet
  • Interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet (31 minutes)

Film Details

  • Language: French Soundtrack with optional English subtitles plus English dubbed version
  • Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marie-France Pisier, Alain Robbe-Grillet