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The Girl on the Train (2009)

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Unrated | | Drama | 18 March 2009 (France)
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A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates.

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Jeanne
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Samuel Bleistein
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Alex
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Judith
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Franck
Jérémie Quaegebeur ...
Nathan (as Jérémy Quaegebeur)
Djibril Pavadé ...
Tom
Alain Cauchi ...
Marius
Amer Alwan ...
Le vendeur de bagages
Mélaine Leconte ...
La serveuse
Raphaëline Goupilleau ...
L'officier de la brigade des Stups
Arnaud Valois ...
Gabi
Bruno Mary ...
Policier hôpital
Jessica Borio ...
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Jeanne is a young woman, striking but otherwise without qualities. Her mother tries to get her a job in the office of a lawyer, Bleistein, her lover years ago. Jeanne fails the interview but falls into a relationship with Franck, a wrestler whose dreams and claims of being in a legitimate business partnership Jeanne is only too happy to believe. When Franck is arrested, he turns on Jeanne for her naivety; she's stung and seeks attention by making up a story of an attack on a train. Is there any way out for her? In a subplot, Bleistein's grandson, Nathan, prepares for his bar mitzvah and, through an encounter with Jeanne, experiences intimations of manhood. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Opening Weekend:

$19,154 (USA) (22 January 2010)

Gross:

$207,323 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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how to fake a neo-Nazi attack
4 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

Jeanne (Émilie Dequenne) is a beautiful roller blading girl. Her mother Louise (Catherine Deneuve) was an ex to prominent Jewish crusading lawyer Samuel Bleistein. Jeanne fails to get a job with him. She starts dating sketchy Franck. He's arrested and then he rejects her. She's heartbroken and fakes an attack by neo-Nazis on a train even cutting herself.

She's an enigma wrapped in a mystery performed by a blank actress. I don't feel like the movie explain anything about her. Dequenne is a beautiful girl but I don't get a sense of her character. In many ways, she is the least interesting character in the movie. As for the story, it's not terribly intense or dramatic. The danger for her is so low. This is supposedly inspired by true events. It does make me wonder about the real story. This could have been a great exciting character study.


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