Likely Oscar Contender!
Winner of 2 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress (Isabelle Huppert), Best Foreign-Language Film!
The absolutely “astonishing” (A.O. Scott, NY Times) Isabelle Huppert is considered an extremely likely Best Actress Oscar nominee—as unusual as that is for a film from France to garner—for this amazing, one-of-a-kind film from director Paul Verhoeven, whose career has taken him from audacious European thrillers like THE FOURTH MAN to brilliant Hollywood films with a satiric edge like ROBOCOP, BASIC INSTINCT and TOTAL RECALL. ELLE is “a high-wire act without a net” (Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com), “a gripping whodunit, a tour de force of psychological suspense and a wickedly droll comedy of manners” (Justin Chang, L.A.Times.) Huppert is Michèle, who seems indestructible. Head of a successful 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. “ELLE is a thing to behold. Part thriller, part obsidian-black comedy, part cerebral firebomb, it’s confrontational, terrible and glorious. You almost can’t believe such a picture exists”—Stephanie Zacharek, Time. In French with English subtitles. R.130 Min.
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