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Director  Costa-Gavras
Music director  Michel Magne
Language  French
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Mystery, Thriller
Screenplay  Costa-Gavras
Country  France
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Release date  1965
Writer  Costa-Gavras, Sebastien Japrisot (novel)
Initial release  November 17, 1965 (France)
Cast  Jacques Perrin (Daniel), Catherine Allégret (Bambi), Yves Montand (Inspecteur Grazzi), Simone Signoret (Eliane Darès), Claude Mann (Jean-Loup), Michel Piccoli (René Cabourg)
Similar movies  Let's Be Cops, Se7en, Zodiac, Salt, The Secret in Their Eyes, Memories of Murder

The Sleeping Car Murders (French title: Compartiment tueurs) is a 1965 French mystery film directed by Costa-Gavras from the novel by Sébastien Japrisot. It stars Simone Signoret, Michel Piccoli, Yves Montand, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin, Charles Denner and Pascale Roberts. This film was the first movie for Costa-Gavras, to be followed later by other, more politically serious work.


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Six people travel by train overnight from Marseilles to Paris. When the train arrives at its destination, one of the passengers, a girl, is found dead in a sleeping berth. The police led by Inspector Grazzi investigate the other five passengers, suspecting that one of them was responsible. However, as the investigation is stepped up, the other passengers start turning up dead. It is then up to the last remaining two to solve the case, before they become the next victims.


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  • Yves Montand Inspector Grazziani "Grazzi"
  • Jacques Perrin as Daniel
  • Catherine Allégret as Benjamine Bombat aka "Bambi"
  • Pierre Mondy as Superintendent Tarquin
  • Claude Mann as Jean-Lou Gabert
  • Jean-Louis Trintignant as Éric Grandin
  • Simone Signoret as Éliane Darrès
  • Charles Denner as Bob Vaski
  • Michel Piccoli as René Cabourg
  • Pascale Roberts as Georgette Thomas
  • Jacques Dynam as Inspector Malec
  • André Valmy as Inspector
  • Philippe Rouleau as Inspector Antoine
  • Maurice Chevit as Inspector Moutard
  • Nadine Alari as Mme Grazziani
  • Monique Chaumette as Mme Rivolani
  • Paul Pavel as Rivolani
  • Bernadette Lafont as Georgette's sister
  • Christian Marin as Georgette's brother-in-law
  • Serge Rousseau as train controller
  • Jenny Orléans as Cabourg's sister.
  • Claude Dauphin as Eliane's brother
  • Daniel Gélin as the veterinarian
  • Tanya Lopert as Mme Garaudy
  • Charles Millot as medical examiner
  • Albert Michel as bartender
  • José Artur as journalist
  • William Sabatier as Superintendent Tuffi
  • Josée Steiner as employee at the hotel Arizona
  • André Weber as drunkard at the police headquarters
  • Edmond Ardisson as the telephone voice from Marseille
  • Jacqueline Staup as Bambi's boss
  • Dominique Zardi as Inspector in the café
  • Maurice Auzel as Inspector in the café
  • Marcel Bozzuffi as policeman
  • Georges Geret as policeman
  • Dominique Bernard as train employee
  • Lionel Vitrant as inspector
  • Nicole Desailly: janitor in Eliane's building
  • Jean Droze as a man in the Police headquarters
  • Claude Berri as a train employee
  • Françoise Arnoul as nurse in the veterinarian school
  • Serge Marquand as Georgette's lover
  • Denise Péron as drunk lady
  • Jean-Pierre Périer
  • Bernard Paul
  • Lucien Desagneaux

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