The Girl on the Train

January 22nd 2010
  • Drama,
  • Unrated,
  • 105 min,
  • Strand Releasing
  • Cast: Émilie Dequenne, Michel Blanc, Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Demy, Ronit Elkabetz, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Jérémie Quaegebeur, Djibril Pavadé, Alain Cauchi, Amer Alwan, Mélaine Leconte, Raphaëline Goupilleau, Arnaud Valois, Bruno Mary, Jessica Borio, Benoît Soles, Shoshana Lok, Bertrand Soulier, David Barbas
  • Director: André Téchiné
  • Writers: André Téchiné, Odile Barski, Jean-Marie Besset
  • Producer: Saïd Ben Saïd
  • Costume Design: Radija Zeggai
  • D.O.P.: Julien Hirsch
  • Editor: Martine Giordano
  • Music: Philippe Sarde
  • Production Design: Michèle Abbé-Vannier


Jobless, soul-searching and rollerblading Jeanne (Rosetta’s Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Winner Emilie Dequenne) lives in a Paris suburb with her widowed mother Louise (Deneuve), who makes a living as a baby-sitter. Louise helps her daughter get a job with her old flame Samuel Bleistein (Michel Blanc, Monsieur Hire, Grosse Fatigue), now a famous lawyer and Jewish activist. When Jeanne’s budding relationship with aspiring wrestler Franck (Nicolas Devauchelle) is shattered by a violent turn of events, Jeanne and Bleistein’s opposite worlds get set on a collision course, as the film becomes a complex psychological drama raising issues of race, religion and identity. Based on the play by Jean-Marie Besset.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: France
  • Production Budget: €7 million
  • Production Companies: SBS Films, France 2 Cinéma, Sofica UGC 1, Soficinéma 5, Canal+, TPS Star, Centre National de la Cinématographie

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 18 March 2009: Belgium, France
  • 18 June 2009: Netherlands