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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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Michèle
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Patrick (as Laurent Lafitte de la Comédie Française)
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Anna
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Richard
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Rebecca
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Irène
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Robert
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Vincent
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Josie
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Hélène
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Ralf
Arthur Mazet ...
Kevin
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Kurt
Hugo Conzelmann ...
Philipp Kwan
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Omar
Hugues Martel ...
Directeur Adjoint
Anne Loiret ...
Médecin
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Agent Immobilier
David Léotard ...
Serrurier (as David Colombo-Léotard)
Loïc Legendre ...
Armurier
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Maître d'hôtel
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Inspecteur
Zohar Wexler ...
Policier
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Infirmière
Raphaël Kahn ...
Médecin Laboratoire
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Infirmière Maternité
Nicolas Ullmann ...
Barman
Florent Peiffer ...
Journaliste News
Laurent Orry ...
Gardien de Prison
Fleur Geffrier ...
Serveuse
Marie Berto ...
Femme Cafétéria
Caroline Breton ...
Jeune Femme
Oury Milshtein ...
Vétérinaire (voice)
Dominique Plaideau ...
Documentaire (voice)
Lahouassa Elise ...
Journaliste (voice)
Jean Douchet ...
Invité soirée
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Jean-Yves Freyburger ...
Invité soirée (uncredited)
Vincent Launay-Franceschini ...
Painter (uncredited)
François Nambot ...
Employé Société Jeux Vidéo (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Verhoeven

Written by

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Philippe Djian ... (novel "Oh...")
 
David Birke ... (screenplay)
 
Harold Manning ... (french adaptation)

Produced by

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Saïd Ben Saïd ... producer
Sarah Borch-Jacobsen ... assistant producer
Kevin Chneiweiss ... assistant producer
Sébastien Delloye ... co-producer
Diana Elbaum ... co-producer
Martin Hampel ... line producer
Thanassis Karathanos ... co-producer
Kateryna Merkt ... co-producer (as Kate Merkt)
Michel Merkt ... producer
Sebastian Schelenz ... head of production: Belgium
François Touwaide ... co-producer

Music by

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Anne Dudley

Cinematography by

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Stéphane Fontaine

Film Editing by

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Job ter Burg

Editorial Department

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Camille Cariou ... post-production assistant
Nicolas Chalons ... head of digital intermediate: Technicolor
Xavier Desjours ... digital dailies colorist
Isabelle Julien ... colorist
Niels Koopman ... assistant editor
Matthieu Monteux ... video mastering

Casting By

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Constance Demontoy

Production Design by

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Laurent Ott

Set Decoration by

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Cecile Vatelot

Costume Design by

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Nathalie Raoul

Makeup Department

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Anne Caramagnol ... makeup artist
Sophie Farsat ... key makeup artist
Thi-Loan Nguyen ... makeup artist
Frédéric Souquet ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Sarah Blanc ... assistant production manager
Loris Camacho ... assistant production manager
Costia Dufour ... assistant unit manager
Abraham Goldblat ... post-production supervisor
Benjamin Goumard ... assistant unit manager
Morgane Le Gallic ... post-production supervisor
Jean-Christophe Leborgne ... assistant unit manager
Alexandre Mazeas ... assistant unit manager: additional unit
Manon Messiant ... assistant production manager
Oury Milshtein ... production manager
Karine Petite ... unit manager
Antony Renault ... assistant unit manager
Thibault Ruslet ... post-production assistant
Emmanuel Thoze ... assistant unit manager
Valentin Tourdjman ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Morand Coline ... third assistant director
Lahouassa Elise ... third assistant director
Hugo Fié ... third assistant director
Quentin Janssen ... second assistant director
Dali Mansour ... third assistant director
Anna Pazen ... personal assistant
Carole Reinhard ... assistant director: location scout
Brieuc Vanderswalm ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Stephanie Angrand ... first assistant
Mathieu Champel ... scenic painter
François Combastel ... construction coordinator
Emmanuel Delis ... property master
Valerie Delis ... graphic designer
Mathieu Jurgenson ... digital artist
Delphine Nayet ... assistant set dresser
Felicien Pinot ... assistant set dresser
Benjamin Stierle ... scenic painter
François Willenz ... digital artist

Sound Department

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Jonathan Acbard ... boom operator
Morgane Annic-Nony ... sound assistant
Louis Bart ... assistant sound editor
Benoît Biral ... foley mixer
Katia Boutin ... adr supervisor / dialogue editor
Alessandro Checcacci ... re-recording mixer: italian dubbing
Guillaume Couturier ... sound mastering engineer
Cyril Holtz ... re-recording mixer
Damien Lazzerini ... re-recording mixer
Gwennolé Le Borgne ... sound editor
Damien Luquet ... boom operator
Marc Mnémosyne ... mixing technician
Jean-Paul Mugel ... sound mixer
Alexis Place ... supervising sound editor
Hélène Thabouret ... adr editor
Philippe van Leer ... foley artist

Special Effects by

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Clément Wintz ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Barthelemy Beaux ... digital compositor
Cyrille Bonjean ... additionnal vfx supervisor on set
Thibault Chartier ... digital compositor
Sophie Denize ... visual effects producer
Simon Descamps ... visual effects coordinator: Mikros Image
Christophe Duflaut ... digital compositor
Gaël Durant ... vfx production manager
Philippe Frère ... visual effects supervisor
Marc Jouveneau ... visual effects supervisor: post-production
Manon Le Bas ... vfx project manager
Sergeï Lourié ... 2d supervisor
Marie Maulet ... digital compositor
Hugues Namur ... visual effects supervisor
Guillaume Noel ... digital compositor
Nicolas Rey ... visual effects supervisor
Alain Bignet ... additionnal vfx supervisor on set (uncredited)

Stunts

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Laurent Alexandre ... stunt rigger (as Larry Alexandre)
Sybille Blouin ... stunt pilot
Clément Huet ... stunt double: Patrick
Emmanuel Lanzi ... stunt coordinator
Marion Levavasseur ... stunt double: Michèle
Pascal Mercuri ... assistant rigger
Patrick Ronchin ... car stunt coordinator
Sébastien Seveau ... stunt pilot
Alain Villain ... stunt pilot

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adèle Belliot ... electrician
Franck-Norman Bihi ... electrician
Xavier Cholet ... gaffer
Hugo Delahoutre ... electrician
Laurent Dexpert ... electrician
Anastasia Durand-Launay ... data manager
Guy Ferrandis ... still photographer
Jan Gagnaire ... best boy grip
François Gallet ... b cam focus puller
Jonas Gayraud ... third assistant camera
Antonin Gendre ... key grip
Bruno Glasberg ... electrician
Mathieu Le Bothlan ... b cam operator
Fabien Perniceni ... second assistant camera
Sébastien Plessis ... electrician
Marie-Laure Prost ... a camera focus puller
Luc Reyrolle ... electrician
Alexis Robin ... first assistant camera: additional
Florent Tite ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Lahouassa Elise ... casting assistant
Valérie Trajanovski ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Delphine Capossela ... costumer

Location Management

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Danae Delbos ... location scout

Music Department

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Christopher Gutch ... composer agent (as Chris Gutch)
Elise Luguern ... music supervisor
Arran Price ... composer assistant

Other crew

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Anne Berger ... production assistant
Elise Camurat ... script supervisor assistant
Bénédicte Darblay ... script supervisor
Mita de Groot ... assistant to the director
Florence Debarbat ... press attaché: France
Lon Haber ... publicity team
Magalie Montet ... press attaché: France
Adrien Overlot ... production accountant
Myriam Rak ... legal clearance supervisor
Amélie Sourice ... researcher

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Electrifying... Utterly Gripping! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ji (Lithuania)
  • Ela (Portugal)
  • O Kadin (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Oh!
  • Тя (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 130 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR9,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,389,814, 16 Jan 2017

Did You Know?

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Trivia After producer Saïd Ben Saïd sent Paul Verhoeven a copy of the book by Philippe Djian, Verhoeven's interest was immediately piqued. The initial plan was to produce the movie in the United States, but there were problems finding a female lead. Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Julianne Moore and Diane Lane were offered the role, but they all passed on the opportunity. Marion Cotillard and Carice van Houten were also considered. According to Paul Verhoeven, most actresses immediately turned down the part as soon as they had read the script, instead of waiting for a few days which is standard practice. One of the actresses said she felt uncomfortable because of things that had happened to her in the past, one didn't give any reasons but just said, 'certainly not'. Verhoeven told The Guardian that the only American actress who would have been game, he thinks, was Jennifer Jason Leigh, "She would have had absolutely no problem. She's extremely audacious. But she's an artistic presence and we were looking for names", he said. Verhoeven decided to relocate the shoot of Elle to France after his inability to find a lead actress and an American company willing to produce such a controversial film. Verhoeven revealed that Isabelle Huppert had heard of the plans to adapt the book, and called around to express her interest in the project long before he himself finally got involved. Fortunately, Verhoeven and Huppert were fans of each other's work, and had wanted to work together for a long time, so Huppert's participation was quickly secured. Although Huppert had difficulties relating to her character, Verhoeven was exceptionally pleased with her performance, stating that she brought things to the role beyond what was written in the script. See more »
Goofs After her car crashed against trees, her cell phone and bag remained unmoved in the seat at her side. The airbag deployed indicating the crash was not light, and her objects must be fallen. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Lust For Life See more »
Quotes Michèle Leblanc: Shame isn't a strong enough emotion to stop us from doing anything at all. Believe me.
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