Arnon Grunberg



André Téchiné’s movie “The Girl on the Train” (“La fille du RER”) is based on a real event, a young French woman claimed to be the victim of an anti-Semitic attack on a local train near Paris.
Mr. Téchiné’s movie is about the seductiveness of lying. Like storytelling lying is a craft. The weakest point of a lie or a narration is often there where the liar or the storyteller tries hard to be believable.
Mr. Téchiné’s answer to the question “why are we lying?” is not very surprising (because we want to be loved) but still, the movie is worth seeing.