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L'inconnu du Nord-Express

Strangers on a Train

Réalisé par Alfred Hitchcock
États-Unis, 1951
Policier, Film noir, Thriller


Un champion de tennis est abordé dans un train par un inconnu qui lui propose un étrange marché : il supprime sa femme encombrante si celui-ci se charge d’éliminer son propre père. Croyant avoir à faire à un fou, le tennisman ne lui prête aucune attention.

L'inconnu du Nord-Express Réalisé par Alfred Hitchcock

Prix & Festivals

Academy Awards

1952 | Nominé : Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

National Board of Review

1951 | Lauréat : Top Ten Films

Directors Guild of America

1952 | Nominé : Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Avis des critiques

Strangers on a Train is the first Hitchcock film that fully, equally merges text and subtext in a fashion that will largely characterize the remainder of the filmmaker’s career.
October 16, 2012
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The film is ingeniously structured like an obsessive, inescapable nightmare – with uncanny repetitions of events, ghostly echoes of small details, and an ambiguous, implicitly homoerotic emotional transference between the central characters.
January 01, 1993
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From German Expressionism, Hitchcock consciously retains a certain stylization of attitude, emotions being the result of a persistent purpose rather than of impetuous passion: it is through his actions that the actor finally becomes simply the instrument of action, and that only this action is natural; space is the impulse of a desire, and time its effort towards accomplishment.
March 01, 1952

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