Elle

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Elle

Paul Verhoeven
F/D, 2015
Fiction, 130min, OmdU

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Elle

Paul Verhoeven
F/D, 2015
Fiction, 130min, OmdU

Cast: 
Isabelle Huppert
Michèle
Laurent Lafitte
Patrick
Anne Consigny
Anna
Charles Berling
Richard
Virginie Efira
Rebecca
Christian Berkel
Robert
Screenplay: 
David Birke
Camera: 
Stéphane Fontaine
Editor: 
Job te Burg
Composer: 
Anne Dudley
Decoration: 
Laurent Ott
Costume: 
Nathalie Raoul

Production: 
SBS Productions
Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion
France 2 Cinéma
Entre Chien et Loup
World Sales: 
SBS International
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen
Format: 
DCP
Color

Isabelle Huppert plays Michele, now the tough and highly successful head of a violent video game company, the daughter of a reviled father serving life for mass murder. In the opening sequence, Michele is raped by a masked intruder. But she has no use for the police, treats the attack in the most matter-of-fact way, and begins her own resourceful pursuit of this man. Based on a 2012 novel, “Oh ...” by Philippe Djian, ELLE is outrageous, funny and shocking, exhilarating and original. Its portrait of a woman always in command of herself, no matter what, makes every other attempt at grand guignol look gauche. (David Sexton)