Trans-Europ-Express (DVD) (DVD)
This unsettling thriller was written, directed, and starred in by Alain Robbe-Grillet
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).
The story follows Jean, a film director, his producer Marc and assistant Lucette as they ride the Trans-Europ Express train from Paris to Antwerp. Inspired by their setting and fellow passengers, the team decide to use the train as inspiration for a film. In their visualized story Elias is a drug runner on the same train journey, and begins acting out unusual fantasies in his compartment with a recently met streetwalker. The two strands are brought together when Elias meets the film team constructing his story as they edit his existence…
Remastered in High Definition New and improved subtitles Fully uncut and uncensored presentation Filmed introduction by Catherine Robbe-Grillet (2013, 6 mins) Filmed interview with Alain Robbe-Grillet by critic Frdric Tadde (2007, 32 mins) Exclusive, full-length audio commentary by cult film authority Tim Lucas
Running Time: 91 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 19 Jan. 2015