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La fille du RER
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The Girl on the Train -- A lie told by Jeanne (Dequenne), where she claims she was attacked on a train by six young men, grows into France's biggest news story of the day.

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Director:
Writers:
André Téchiné (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
Odile Barski (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) ...
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Release Date:
18 March 2009 (Belgium) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Amusing, but it probably wasn't meant that way See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Émilie Dequenne ... Jeanne
Michel Blanc ... Samuel Bleistein

Catherine Deneuve ... Louise

Mathieu Demy ... Alex

Ronit Elkabetz ... Judith

Nicolas Duvauchelle ... 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 ... Secrétaire
Benoît Soles ... Jeune avocat
Shoshana Lok ... La mère de Judith
Bertrand Soulier ... La père de la petite fille
David Barbas ... Le policier

Myriam Charleins ... Infirmière
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Estelle Simon ... Voix policier
Grégoire Taulère ... Policier brigade des stups
Lahcen Elmazouzi ... Jeune homme à l'arrêt de bus (uncredited)

Jenny Rieu ... Passante (uncredited)

Directed by
André Téchiné 
 
Writing credits
André Téchiné (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
Odile Barski (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) and
Jean-Marie Besset (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)

Jean-Marie Besset (play "RER")

Produced by
Saïd Ben Saïd .... producer
 
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
 
Cinematography by
Julien Hirsch 
 
Film Editing by
Martine Giordano 
 
Casting by
Michel Nasri 
 
Production Design by
Michèle Abbé-Vannier  (as Michèle Abbe)
 
Costume Design by
Khadija Zeggaï 
 
Production Management
Bruno Bernard .... production manager
Grégory Bernard .... assistant unit manager
Séverine Castagnet .... assistant unit manager
Wahmetu Filhol .... assistant unit manager
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production supervisor
Anne-Sophie Henry-Cavillon .... associate unit manager
Benjamin Journet .... assistant unit manager
Julia Mongin .... assistant unit manager
Vincent Piant .... associate unit manager
Manuel Recolin .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Giacobetti .... associate director
Elsa Lenthal .... second assistant director
Michel Nasri .... assistant director
 
Art Department
François Combastel .... construction coordinator
Stéphane Gateau .... storyboard artist
Pascal Martin .... property master
Liliane Vos-Conil .... paint foreman
Catherine Werner Schmit .... set decorator (as Catherine Werner-Schmidt)
 
Sound Department
Damien Bera .... sound re-recording mixer
Boris Chapelle .... assistant sound editor
Ivan Dumas .... boom operator
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Albertine Lastera .... dialogue editor
Jean-Paul Mugel .... chief sound operator
Jean-Paul Mugel .... sound
Sam Mugel .... assistant sound assistant
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
Simon Poupard .... assistant foley recordist
Francis Wargnier .... sound editor
Francis Wargnier .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Max Garnier .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ludivine Ducrocq .... production administration
Thomas Duval .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Frère .... digital compositor
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration
Elodie Ly Tri .... retouch and restoration
Jean-Francois Michelas .... digital compositor
Annabelle Troukens .... visual effects producer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olivier Abelé .... electrician
Raphael André .... second assistant camera
Jean-Christophe Beauvallet .... first assistant camera
Edwin Broyer .... key grip
Christophe Duroyaume .... gaffer
Olivier Haie .... electrician
Moune Jamet .... still photographer
Fabien Veillas .... grip
 
Casting Department
Stéphane Rideau .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Germaine D'Hoffelize .... key costumer
Geneviève Danguis .... wardrober: to Melle Catherine Deneuve
Caroline de Tugny .... patina & tint
Isabelle Mathieu .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ana Antunes .... post-production assistant
Richard Deusy .... colorist
Charlotte Lamy Le Loet .... color timer
Katia Potok .... assistant editor
Mathilde Van de Moortel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Amélie de Chassey .... music supervisor
William Flageollet .... music mixer
Delphine Mathieu .... music supervisor
Vanda Tabery .... soprano
 
Transportation Department
Bruno Deschátrette .... driver
 
Other crew
David Barbas .... technical advisor
Claude Dallet .... production administrator
Stéphane Gateau .... stor board
Nathalie Gillot .... production secretary
Charles Sire .... assistant script
Claudine Taulère .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Pascal Bonitzer .... thanks: from SBS Films
Richard Copans .... thanks: from SBS Films
Jean-Robert Gibard .... thanks: from SBS Films
Stan Neumann .... thanks: from SBS Films
Didier Raymond .... thanks: from SBS Films
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La fille du RER" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
97 min | Germany:105 min (European Film Market)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Ireland:15A | Netherlands:9 | Singapore:M18 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | USA:Unrated

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Soundtrack:
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30 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Amusing, but it probably wasn't meant that way, 1 July 2009
Author: nlmark from Netherlands

I just watched this film in the cinema, and I got to say, at the end I was walking out of the cinema with a big smile on my face. Not because I had seen a very good movie, but rather because I found the sheer randomness of the narrative pretty funny.

The movie tries to give a psychological motivation for the actions of its protagonist Jeanne, but what it actually accomplishes is very a fragmented sketch of Jeanne's life. There seems to be some causality in the narrative, but nowhere is there real motivation for the plot events. A lot of loose ends are left untied, and I kind of wondered why some things were even shown.

The film style is sloppy and unimaginative. The director tries to establish a motif by repeatedly showing shots involving a metro, but the shots don't really fit well and its only purpose seems to be to remind us of what the movie is about (if you knew before going to see the movie). The editing is fragmentary and mediocre, the cinematography seems okay.

I wouldn't really recommend seeing this film, though as I said before, I did enjoy myself, if not really for the reason I was supposed to.

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