Trans-Europ-ExpressAlain Robbe-Grillet, 1967, France
A "parody of the old New Wave crime eroticism movies" (The New York Times), TRANS-EUROP-EXPRESS is a self- referential, neo-noir thriller, with heavy doses of sado-masochism, from the mind of Alain Robbe-Grillet. On the train from Paris to Antwerp, a director and his production team hash out the plot of a crime movie. Their story is enacted by Elias, a cocaine smuggler seduced by Eva, who may be working for a rival gang. But as the director keeps changing the story, Elias becomes lost in a labyrinth of false leads and shifting allegiances.