The Girl On The Train
Filmfest 2009

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is a combination topical expose and sophisticated melodrama. Using a real-life case where Alice, a girl from a banlieu outside Paris lied about being the victim of a bias attack, Téchiné takes the emotional pulse of hate crimes and finds symptoms of common psychological distress. In other words, it’s a love story from the uniquely expansive—and inquiring—point of view that makes Téchiné France’s most fascinating contemporary filmmaker.. NEWYORKPRESS Prompted by, if not directly based upon, real life events, André Téchiné’s exciting new film THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN traces the build-up to and fallout from a claim of anti-Semitic violence in modern-day Paris. This ensemble piece presents, first and foremost, a collection of indomitable wills.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Émilie Dequenne, Michel Blanc, Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Demy, Ronit Elkabetz


Director: André Téchiné