|Directed by||Alain Robbe-Grillet|
|Produced by||Samy Halfon|
|Written by||Alain Robbe-Grillet|
|Music by||Michel Fano|
|Editing by||Bob Wade|
|Running time||105 minutes|
|Country||Belgium / France|
Trans-Europ-Express is a 1966 film written and directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Marie-France Pisier. The title refers to the Trans Europ Express, a former international rail network in Europe.
The film has been variously described as an erotic thriller, a mystery, and a film-within-a-film. Also in the cast were Nadine Verdier, Christian Barbier, Charles Millot, Catherine Robbe-Grillet, and the director. The protagonist is Elias (Trintignant) who is on a dope-running errand from Paris to Antwerp by the train which gives the film its title. The director appears as himself in some sequences which are inter-cut with the action in which Elias is involved. The relationship between Elias and Eva (Marie-France Pisier) involves elements of erotic fantasy.
- McKee, Robert (1997). Story: substance, structure, style, and the principles of screenwriting. New York: ReganBooks. p. 57. ISBN 0060391685.
- "Trans-Europ Express and Successive Slidings of Pleasure Detailed". Blu-ray.com. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- Gardies, André, comp. (1972) Alain Robbe-Grillet. Paris: Seghers (includes: "documents" & "points de vue", pp. 126-32, 162)
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