Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 9.30 p.m.

The Thairos Film Festival stoped by the hospitable cinema of the CULTURAL SOCIETY LONGOS "LORD BYRON" and has presented to the audience the first film by Kostas Gavras entitled

The Sleeping Car Murders


The screening was in collaboration with the Institut français de Grèce and the non-profit cultural organisation DI.KE.PA. and was dedicated to the memory of Jean-Louis Trintignant,who died on June 17, 2022.

Admission free


         "The Sleeping Car Murders" (also known as The Sleeping Car Murder, French title: Compartiment tueurs) is a 1965 French mystery film directed by Costa-Gavras from the novel by Sébastien Japrisot. It stars Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Michel Piccoli, 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-oriented work.


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.


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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