ELLE Starring Isabelle Huppert
Starring Isabelle Huppert
Paul Verhoeven, director of Basic Instinct and Black Book, teams up with the great Isabelle Huppert to craft this provocative, blackly comic thriller.
When the CEO of a company specializing in violent video games is brutally raped during a home invasion, she goes about her daily business as if nothing has happened. Deciding not to report the crime, she instead embarks on a cat-and-mouse pursuit of her assailant. The latest film from Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers), Elle is a perverse, psychologically complex and sometimes surprisingly funny film that won huge critical acclaim at this year’s Cannes Film Festival – not least for the great Isabelle Huppert’s mesmerizing performance as the film’s hard-as-nails protagonist. (France, 2016, 131 min., In French with English subtitles, Rated R, DCP | Dir. Paul Verhoeven)