• Elle (2016)


Release Date: November 11th, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 14th, 2017

R |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

The successful CEO (Isabelle Huppert) of a video game company tries to learn the identity of the man who raped her.

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel, Judith Magre, Jonas Bloquet

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Genres: Thriller , Mystery , Comedy drama

Production Co: Proximus, Entre Chien et Loup, France 2 Cinéma, SBS Productions


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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Strictly speaking, Elle is a comedy, a blacker-than-death social satire about bourgeois values, set in contemporary Paris. It’s viciously, demonically funny in parts. show more

  • 90
    Lisa NesselsonScreen International

    This audacious, irony-laced, convention-jumbling tale is just plain fun to watch. show more

  • 90
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s all quite perverse for sure, which of course is no surprise coming from either the actress or the director, though what’s welcome about Elle is the way they combine their talents to make a film that hardly skimps on the sex, violence and sadism, yet ultimately tells a story about how one woman uses them all to set herself free. show more

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Winner Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role