Paul Verhoeven is best known for his sci-fi hits (Total Recall, RoboCop, Starship Troopers) and his erotic thriller Basic Instinct, which he shot in the 80s and 90s. This was followed, however, by a long phase in which it seemed as if he, the former master director, no longer had any exciting stories to tell the cinema. But in 2016, this notion turned out to be a fallacy. Paul Verhoeven made an impressive comeback in 2016 with the psychological thriller masterpiece “ Elle ”, which upset genre conventions .
Because the French-German co-production not only received really strong reviews, but also received the main prize for Best Film at the César Awards 2017, the most important French film award. In addition, Isabelle Huppert was honored with a César as Best Actress and nominated for an Oscar.
«Elle» will be broadcast today, May 16, 2022, at 9:45 p.m. without commercial breaks on the Arte TV channel. Alternatively, you can stream the film on Amazon Prime Video .
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That’s what Elle is about
Michèle ( Isabelle Huppert ) is about 50 years old, divorced and the head of a successful video game company when she is suddenly attacked and raped at home in broad daylight by a masked man. Since she doesn’t trust the police due to a bad experience in her childhood, she tries to live her life pragmatically and normally. But the perpetrator won’t rest, invades her privacy more and more often and looms over her life as a constant threat, which is why Michèle feels compelled to track him down. But when she learns the identity of the rapist, things take an unexpected turn…
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