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Elle (2016)

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A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

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Paul Verhoeven

Writers:

Philippe Djian (novel), David Birke (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Michèle
Laurent Lafitte ... Patrick (as Laurent Lafitte de la Comédie Française)
Anne Consigny ... Anna
Charles Berling ... Richard
Virginie Efira ... Rebecca
Judith Magre ... Irène
Christian Berkel ... Robert
Jonas Bloquet ... Vincent
Alice Isaaz ... Josie
Vimala Pons ... Hélène
Raphaël Lenglet ... Ralf
Arthur Mazet Arthur Mazet ... Kevin
Lucas Prisor ... Kurt
Hugo Conzelmann Hugo Conzelmann ... Philipp Kwan
Stéphane Bak ... Omar
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Storyline

Michèle 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. Written by SBS Productions

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence involving sexual assault, disturbing sexual content, some grisly images, brief graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Germany | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh! See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,389,814, 16 January 2017
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Dolby Digital | Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Verhoeven's first French-language film. See more »

Goofs

In the archive footage, the ten year old Michèle has bright blue eyes. The eyes of the adult Michèle are greenish brown. See more »

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Vincent: [to his mother] Cunt
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Is this the message we want to leave for women??
27 January 2017 | by louehpSee all my reviews

This is the worse movie i've seen in 2016!!! It makes me think that the theme of rape treated by a man is just not doable--unless he has himself been raped!! NO RAPED WOMAN GOES TO DINNER AND ANNOUNCES matter-of-factly pass me the bottle of wine and by the way i just got raped. It often takes weeks, months, or years to recover. I came out of this movie upset, because i thought that is the line of conduct that is prescribed for the women to come??? (Below is the comment i made to the filmmaker's page in French) I rushed to see the movie as i have always loved Huppert Djian and i did love Basic Instinct that was smartly made. Here it is made entertainment--it had nothing to do with Basic Instinct that was a top movie. ELLE is a flop--with a lot of money and bad taste backing it... This 'coldness of being' is setting an example for the youth; let's not forget it. No one wants to make friends with the rapist--even if it is to take a revenge. It just sounds off--the whole movie!!! What message for girls?? Is this the future that we reserve for women--to act like a man, to emulate him in his violence??) Careful what you feed the youth: they might re-serve it to you someday.. (FRENCH ON MY FB PAGE)

LM ARNAL, auteur/writer


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