20 Episodes

Take a European vacation full of danger, suspense, and surprise with some of the most stylish, nerve-twisting films ever to make their way across the pond. There’s murder on the Mediterranean (PURPLE NOON), mystery in the Land of the Midnight Sun (INSOMNIA), paranoia among the shadows of Prague (THE EAR), surreal dread on the English moors (THE SHOUT), erotically charged menace on the French Riviera (LA PISCINE), and high-tech corporate intrigue across the dark web (DEMONLOVER) in a selection of continental thrill rides to make your pulse quicken.

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    Episode 2

    Directed by Fritz Lang • 1931 • Germany

    A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. "Who Is the Murderer?" pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann... In his harrowing masterwork M, ...

  • The Wages of Fear

    Episode 3

    Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot • 1953 • France
    Starring Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter Van Eyck

    In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive...

  • Diabolique

    Episode 4

    Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot • 1955 • France
    Starring Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

    Before PSYCHO, PEEPING TOM, and REPULSION, there was DIABOLIQUE. This thriller from Henri-Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women, the fragil...

  • Purple Noon

    Episode 5

    Directed by René Clément • 1960 • France, Italy
    Starring Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt

    Alain Delon was at his most impossibly beautiful when PURPLE NOON was released and made him an instant star. This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s vicious novel “The Talented Mr. R...

  • Knife in the Water

    Episode 6

    Directed by Roman Polanski • 1962 • Poland
    Starring Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz

    Roman Polanski’s first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters’ emotio...

  • Night Games

    Episode 7

    Directed by Mai Zetterling • 1966 • Sweden
    Starring Ingrid Thulin, Keve Hjelm, Jörgen Lindström

    Outrageous and explosively controversial (the Venice Film Festival refused to screen it publicly, while John Waters has called it his favorite film), Mai Zetterling’s second feature is a blazing psych...

  • La piscine

    Episode 8

    Directed by Jacques Deray • 1969 • France
    Starring Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet

    The bright sun of the French Riviera is deceptive in this alluring work of slow-burn suspense from thriller specialist Jacques Deray and legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. Formerly one of Euro...

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    Episode 9

    Directed by Costa-Gavras • 1969 • Algeria, France
    Starring Yves Montand, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Irene Papas

    A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from t...

  • The Ear

    Episode 10

    Directed by Karel Kachyňa • 1970 • Czechoslovakia

    This paranoid surveillance thriller unfolds over the course of a tense, turbulent night in the life of Ludvík (Radoslav Brzobohatý), a Communist party official, and his wife Anna (Jiřina Bohdalová). Returning home from a party one evening, the pa...

  • State of Siege

    Episode 11

    Directed by Costa-Gavras • 1972 • France
    Starring Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O. E. Hasse

    Costa-Gavras puts the involvement of the United States in Latin American politics under the microscope in this arresting thriller. An urban guerrilla group, outraged at the counterinsurgency and torture...

  • Mr. Klein

    Episode 12

    Directed by Joseph Losey • 1976 • France
    Starring Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé

    Neglected for decades, this chilling existentialist mystery has reemerged as one of director Joseph Losey’s most virtuosic works. In perhaps the finest performance of his career, Alain Delon stars as the...

  • The Shout

    Episode 13

    Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski • 1978 • United Kingdom
    Starring Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt

    This entrancing psychosexual puzzle thriller from Jerzy Skolimowski features a memorably unsettling performance from Alan Bates as an enigmatic drifter who insinuates himself into the lives of an ...

  • The Hit

    Episode 14

    Directed by Stephen Frears • 1984 • United Kingdom
    Starring Terence Stamp, John Hurt, Tim Roth

    Terence Stamp is Willie, a gangster’s henchman turned “supergrass” (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a remote Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, ...

  • The Vanishing

    Episode 15

    Directed by George Sluizer • 1988 • Netherlands
    Starring Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege

    A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation dra...

  • La cérémonie

    Episode 16

    Directed by Claude Chabrol • 1995 • France, Germany
    Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Isabelle Huppert, Jacqueline Bisset

    Claude Chabrol’s forty-ninth feature stands as the crowning achievement of his prolific career—a coolly riveting study of class dynamics, the psychology of crime, and the sordid se...

  • Funny Games

    Episode 17

    Directed by Michael Haneke • 1997 • Austria
    Starring Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch

    Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, FUNNY GAMES spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. ...

  • Insomnia

    Episode 18

    Directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg • 1997 • Norway
    Starring Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Bjørn Floberg

    In this elegantly unsettling murder mystery, Stellan Skarsgård plays an enigmatic Swedish detective with a checkered past who arrives in a small town in northern Norway to investigate the ...

  • Demonlover

    Episode 19

    Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2002 • France
    Starring Connie Nielsen, Charles Berling, Chloë Sevigny

    “No one sees anything. Ever. They watch, but they don’t understand.” So observes Connie Nielsen in Olivier Assayas’s hallucinatory, globe-spanning DEMONLOVER, a postmodern neonoir thriller and med...

  • Revanche

    Episode 20

    Directed by Götz Spielmann • 2008 • Austria
    Starring Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Ursula Strauss

    A gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions, REVANCHE is the stunning, Oscar-nominated international breakthrough of Austrian filmmaker Götz Spielmann. In a ragged section...