• 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 2h 10min
  • 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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Performance times

Capitol Theatre, Horsham (0.0 miles)

North Street, Horsham, England, RH12 1RG
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Mon 9 Apr



  • 20:00

Ciné Lumière, London SW7 (0.0 miles)

Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2DT
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Thu 18 Jan

  • 20:40

Otley Courthouse (0.0 miles)

Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN
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Thu 1 Feb


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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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