Isabelle Huppert, Anne Consigny, Laurent Lafitte, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Judith Magre, Christian Berkel & Jonas Bloquet
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Running Time: 131 minutes
Certificate: 18 - contains sexual violence
Country: France (Subtitled)
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM & BEST ACTRESS
NOMINATED FOR TWO OSCARS: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM & BEST ACTRESS
"A dangerous delight, Isabelle Huppert delivers a standout performance in Verhoeven’s provocative comeback. What an electrifying film; Elle is uproarious, galvanic and guaranteed to spark debate"
- Xan Brooks, The Guardian
"Funny, shocking, exhilarating and original, Elle is an outrageous portrait of a woman always in command of herself, no matter what"
- David Sexton, Evening Standard
"A brazenly controversial revenge drama that satirises, shocks and deconstructs in equal measure, the brilliance of Elle is in the psychological complexity of its unwaveringly amoral central character, one of such astonishing complexity you rarely have any idea what she’s thinking which makes her, and the film, thrillingly unpredictable and endlessly fascinating"
- Jordan Farley, Total Film
"A complex psychological portrait of an unusual woman, Elle takes a deep dive into dangerous territory. Huppert’s controlled, multifaceted performance is one of sheer brilliance"
- Catherine Bray, Time Out
Starring iconic actress Isabelle Huppert in a career-defining role, Elle is already one of the most acclaimed films of the year.
Huppert is Michèle LeBlanc; founder and CEO of a successful video game company, who is attacked in her own home. Taking what appears to be a desire to shrug off the terrifying incident, she locks the door after her attacker and refuses to tell the police.
Upending our expectations, Michèle begins to track down her assailant, and soon they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game, one that at any moment may spiral out of control.
From legendary filmmaker Paul Verhoeven, Elle is a gripping psychological noir thriller. Exhilarating and multi-layered, the film recalls the ambience of Hitchcock, De Palma and Polanski, with a thrilling cerebral edge.