Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, suspecting that one of them committed the homicide, but the suspects are killed one by one.
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4,5. A brilliant exercise in cinema, that from a typical situation of a film genre entertains itself to play, literally using cinema as a playful intelligent object of deconstruction, includind a quote of Hitchcock's "Psycho", but from a perspective that De Palma would later use: structuralist. Piccoli and Signoret inner monologues are a superior articulation of sound-image, one of many in a film that is great.