Elle (2016)

 ●  French ● 2 hrs 10 mins

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Michčle seems indestructible. Head of a leading 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 Michčle'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.
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Did you know? This film is based on the novel Oh... by Philippe Djian. Read More
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as Michèle Leblanc
as Patrick
as Josie
as Anna
as Richard Leblanc
as Robert
as Vincent
as Irène Leblanc
as Kurt
as Ralf
as Hélène
as Rebecca

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director

Distribution

Writers

Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor
Novelist

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer

Music

Music Director
Music Coordinator

Sound

Sound Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer

Art

Production Designer

Casting

Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer

Editorial

Editor

Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Film Type:
Feature
Language:
French
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby, Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
Prior to production, director Paul Verhoeven went to a Dutch language institute to learn French, in order to better communicate with the cast and crew. He said it was simply necessary, because according to tradition, making a French movie should be done with an all-French crew. He initially spoke English with them, but this didn't work efficiently. Fortunately, Verhoeven had once been to a French school in his youth, so he picked up the language quickly.

This film is based on the novel Oh... by Philippe Djian.

This film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film as well as the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Isabelle Huppert's performance was widely acclaimed, considered to be one of the finest of her career. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and won several Best Actress awards, including the Golden Globe Award, César Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, Gotham Independent Film Award, and the Independent Spirit Award.

This film was selected as the French entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not nominated.

This film received eleven nominations at the 42nd César Awards in France, and won Best Film.