Elle: Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling. A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.
“Seen at the Viennale 2016: As usual, a perfect performance by the great actress Huppert. She might be the main reason for people flocking to this (rather unnecessary) movie anyway. I guess, also Verhoeven and Birke could trust upon Huppert, that somehow she will rescue the overloaded plot. And yes, she did. Good enough, that it is entertaining enough to watch her. Apart from Huppertu0026#39;s acting I liked how sexual lust was shown. There was a kind of truthfulness in it that is missing in 99% of all other love movies. Sexual interest needs common sexual fantasies. A fact that is neglected by pure romantic love movies too often.”