167 Ratings

The Girl on the Train

La fille du RER

directed by André Téchiné
France, 2009
  • French
  • English


Jeanne forms a relationship with aspiring wrestler Franck, but their idyll is disrupted by a brutal incident which leaves Jeanne traumatized – and responding with a story that spins out of control.

Our take

Starring Émilie Dequenne (Rosetta) and Catherine Deneuve, Girl on the Train took inspiration from a real incident to create a drama with a smooth, seductive surface and thorny, layered ideas underneath. In director André Téchiné’s words, “I wanted to explore the genealogy of a lie.”

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