Academy Award nominee for Best Actress (Isabelle Huppert)! Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress!
Michèle (Isabelle Huppert, in an unforgettable, Academy Award nominated performance) is a rich and powerful woman, head of her own successful video game company that specializes in violent erotic games, who brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business.
“Elle is a gripping whodunit, a tour de force of psychological suspense and a wickedly droll comedy of manners.” – Justin Change, Los Angeles Times
But she is forced to face her own powerlessness when she is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, changing her life forever. Determined to reclaim her confident life, Michèle vows to identify and track down her assailant and wreak retribution. She suspects all around her, including friends, former lovers, neighbors and colleagues at work, and is drawn into a curious and thrilling game of cat and mouse with the mystery man—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. A psychologically fascinating look at violence and power, Elle is a perverse, provocative, and gripping suspense thriller from celebrated filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Black Book), based on the novel Oh… by Philippe Djian. (Dir. by Paul Verhoeven, 2016, France/ Germany/ Belgium, in French with English subtitles, 130 mins., Rated R)