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The Sleeping Car Murders (15) S

06 Dec
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07 Dec 2021

Directed by

Costa-Gravas

The Sleeping Car Murders (15) S

This first feature by Franco-Greek director Costa-Gravas was adapted from a novel by Sebastien Japrisot and is a humourous, visually punchy take on the murder-mystery. Six people share a sleeping compartment on a Paris-bound train. After they arrive, one of them is found strangled, and before long, the killer starts bumping off the remaining passengers. Yves Montand is superb as a harried police inspector coming down with the flu, who doggedly follows up every lead. Red herrings abound and the twists and thrills are masterfully executed with a dream cast including the late, great Michel Piccoli.