Elle (2016)

Elle (2016)

Elle (2016)

Rape revenge thriller starring Isabelle Huppert from director Paul Verhoeven (Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct). Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2016.

"Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control." (Cannes)

Best Actress (Drama), Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes 2017
2016Rating: R18, Violence, sexual violence and offensive language131 minsFrance, Germany, BelgiumFrench with English subtitles
ThrillerWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Elle (2016) / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Paul Verhoeven’s first full length film since 2006’s Black Book see him paired with Isabelle Huppert, a union primed for maximum moral ambiguity. Elle does not disappoint in that regard, but does see Verhoeven dialling down his more lurid impulses, delivering a complex, layered drama inside the body of a thriller.

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Variety

Variety

High-risk material yields unexpected rewards in this remarkable rape-revenge drama, a possible career high for Paul Verhoeven.

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Time Out

Time Out

Takes constant delight in venturing where the vast majority of filmmakers would fear to tread.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A film that runs boldly up and down the tonal bandwidth, zig-zagging from pitch-black horror to devilish satire to light domestic comedy and then back again.

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Stuff

Stuff

It's a tough watch, while simultaneously intriguing in terms of where it'll take you next.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A strangely compelling and twisted thriller.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A beautiful dark twisted French fantasy.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...one of the best films of the year...

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Collider

Collider

Michele is a fascinatingly complex character and her response is highly personal, rooted in a lifetime of emotional callousness. The character works thanks to Isabelle Huppert, in one of her finest performances.

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