BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon

Elle

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Elle
Belgia / Frankrike / Tyskland/ 2016/ 2 t. 10 min.
LANGUAGE:
fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira
DIRECTOR:
Paul Verhoeven
WRITER:
Philippe Djian, David Birke, Harold Manning
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Stéphane Fontaine
PRODUCER:
Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
No one does “problematic” like Paul Verhoeven

When successful businesswoman and video game developer Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) is brutally attacked and raped in her own home, she doesn’t react as one might expect – in fact, she hardly reacts at all. Challenging established truths about rape and victimhood – and thus forcing the audience to confront their own reactions and assumptions – the psychological thriller ELLE is a classic Paul Verhoeven film in the vein of ROBOCOP and STARSHIP TROOPERS.

 

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven (Netherlands, 1938) Selected filmography: TRICKED (2012), BLACK BOOK (2006), HOLLOW MAN (2000), STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997), SHOW GIRLS (1995), BASIC INSTINCT (1992), ROBOCOP (1987)