Elle

Elle
  • 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 130 min
  • 18
  • 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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Elle

11 Oct 20164 stars

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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