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GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER!
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama – Isabelle Huppert
Best Foreign Language Film
FRANCE- ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
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.
The film is utterly gripping and endlessly disturbing. THE GUARDIAN.
Knowingly incendiary but remarkably cool-headed, and built around yet another of Isabelle Huppert’s staggering psychological dissections, Paul Verhoeven’s long-awaited return to notional genre filmmaking pulls off a breathtaking bait-and-switch: Audiences arriving for a lurid slab of arthouse exploitation will be taken off-guard by the complex, compassionate, often corrosively funny examination of unconventional desires that awaits them. VARIETY.
Featuring a razor sharp performance from the incomparable Isabelle Huppert, Verhoeven’s latest effort is an expertly layered drama in which a successful woman experiences a rather unconventional midlife awakening. SCREEN CRUSH.
The fictional character Huppert creates is simply so lived-in and plausible that to insist Michele react differently to her own lived experience would be as obstinate as insisting that a person in real life cannot possibly feel the way that they say they feel. Whatever your take, it’s a film that will inspire debate for decades to come. TIME OUT. LONDON.
This audacious, irony-laced, convention-jumbling tale is just plain fun to watch. SCREEN INTERNATIONAL.