- France, Germany, Belgium
- 130 min
- Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
- Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny
- Language: French
- UK release: 24 February 2017
Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is challenging and audacious.
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Elle11 Oct 2016
LFF 2016: Isabelle Huppert gives an astonishing central performance in Paul Verhoeven's dark character study
When we first see successful, middle-aged video games producer Michèle Leblanc, she is engaged in a violent struggle with an intruder who proceeds to rape her. Her character is immediately established when, instead of reporting the assault, she clears…
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