The film first hit Parisian movie screens under the title Compartiment Tueurs. Le journaliste uncredited Maurice Auzel Although this one has a definite Gallic flavour with its Paris setting. Add the first question. And at the police station, things are suddenly tossed in by phone calls in a way that looks haphazard. In some other ways, aside from the Anglo-American Hitchcock influence it’s a movie that also contains elements of the Italian giallo, what with its black gloved killer who prowls around bumping off each subsequent victim. When the final cause of the murders starts to crop up, it looks for too long like a joke element brought in for atmosphere.

Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: La concierge d’Eliane uncredited Jean Droze Le journaliste uncredited Maurice Auzel Un inspecteur Jacques Dynam Bernadette Lafont as Georgette’s sister. It presents a pretty interesting puzzle to be solved, a mystery with a quite satisfying, clever resolution. I don’t believe it has ever been available with English subtitles on DVD or video. It’s confusing too that some of the characters suddenly muse into flashback kicking off from lines spoken to them on the train.

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Fully 18 minutes elapse before we know the names of all six sleeping car occupants. This may perhaps have been Costa-Gavras’ long-feature debut as a director, but his obvious talents and straightforward vision place his right away up there with the greatest film-makers ever.

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Coventry 2 December Nadine Alari as Madame Grazzi. I’ve rarely been overwhelmed and impressed as much as when upon witnessing the denouement of “The Sleeping Car Murders”.


Charles Denner as Bob. The film reminds me a lot of Hitchcock’s Vertigo, in which the audience knows two-thirds of the way through the film what has been happening.

Madame Graziani Monique Chaumette Please let’s get “The Sleeping Car Murders” back on the tracks. If this exact same story were filmed by, say, Alfred Hitchcock, I bet the film would have ranked high in this website’s top Another plus filj the presence of the lovely, and talented, Simone Signoret. The solution to the whodunit puzzle is quite interesting, and foreshadowed by clues that are effectively subtle. Most mysteries do not work the second time around.

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Une ‘femme’ au bistrot uncredited Jean Lefebvre But then, one by one, before the police can get to them, the people in the sleeping car are brutally killed by the same person, presumably to get rid of witnesses to the strangling of the woman in the sleeping car.

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Daniel – le jeune voyageur Simone Signoret The performances, particularly from Simone Signoret and Yves Montand, are just as top-notch as every other tiniest detail in the rest of this ingenious but shamefully overlooked production. The police investigate the other five passengers, I obtained srteaming poor DVD copy of an off the air tape, which was dubbed into English.


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Search for ” Compartiment tueurs ” on Amazon. Edit Did You Know? Even then we have only names, but no way to connect the names with the faces. The climax with Perrin trapped in a drugstore pay-phone booth, with Montand on the other end of the line instructing him how to dodge the killers closing in on him is as heart-pounding, terrifying a sequence ever committed to celluloid.

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I agree with an earlier reviewer that it spells trouble for you as a viewer that the passengers, whom we glimpse in half-darkness on the train, remain nameless for too long, and when they are identified by the xtreaming, the names are not steadily linked to faces. Thus begins a fine thriller with some really good suspense. Was this review helpful to you? However, the story has a lot more surprises than that.

His lieutenant, Fraser, initiated the desertion for the two of them, Fraser believing he It also has a very cool swinging 60’s theme tune which adds to the overall chic value.

This may perhaps have been Costa-Gavras’ long-feature debut as a director, but his obvious talents and straightforward vision place his right away up there with the greatest film-makers ever.