Elle info from CIFF: //As the head of a video game company, Michèle (Isabelle Huppert, AMOUR, I HEART HUCKABEES) is accustomed to – and ruthless in – high stakes games of strategy, cunning and intrigue. When she is violently attacked in her home, Michèle is lured into a curious and sexually charged test of nerve, strength and emotional stamina. Resolute to not be a victim, Michèle turns to a dark family legacy to find the means of her salvation.
Adapted from the Novel “OH…” by Philippe Dijan, ELLE is a dark twist on the tale of a seemingly helpless victim. In his first French feature film, Paul Verhoeven [RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), andStarship Troopers (1997), and Basic Instinct (1992)] and screenwriter David Blake (13 SINS, GACY) have collaborated to create a heightened emotional landscape where Michèle can be vindicated through violence and her darkest intentions can become reality.//
ELLE – Press Conference – EV – Cannes 2016 (50 minutes, English translation)
interview of Paul Verhoeven director of Elle
Guardian review (4/4 stars): “Elle review: Paul Verhoeven’s brazen rape revenge comedy is a dangerous delight”
P.S. Not really about Elle per se. Isabelle Huppert | Free Talk | Rendez-Vous with French Cinema