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The Girl on the Train


(André Téchiné, 2009)


The odd second-act twist about anti-Semitism that becomes the film’s focus nearly derails (har, har) a compelling tale about the struggles of a young suburban Parisian woman seeking independence and meaning in her life. Émilie Dequenne, 10 years after starring in Dardennes’ ROSETTA, has a great face for cinema. Her expressions are subtle but telling, and quite similar to that of her co-star Catherine Deneuve. Worth a watch for the lead actresses and Téchiné’s storytelling skill.

Also features a rare scene of stalking by a creepy rollerblader. What year is this again?