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Téchiné’s latest, The Girl on the Train, tackles a hot-button true-life case: A few years ago, a suburban wackjob in her 20s falsely claimed to be a victim of a violent anti-Semitic attack, setting off a public frenzy that had journalists hyperventilating, French politicians apologizing, and Israel calling for Jews to flee France. (The kicker: She was a goy.) Unsurprisingly, Téchiné takes an off-center approach. Instead of documenting the controversy, he reimagines the series of circumstances, relationships, and emotions that might have led this young woman to cry wolf.

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