Isabelle Huppert


(Paul Verhoeven, 2016)

<p style="display:inline"><i>Elle  </i></p><h3 style="display:inline">  (Paul Verhoeven, 2016)</h3>

A gray cat watches impassively as sickening sounds of assault are heard off-screen. An intruder flees, and it's clear Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) has been raped in her home. Michèle's immediate reaction is as affectless as her cat's gaze: she stands, momentarily collects herself and calmly sweeps up the shards of a broken vase. The police are not called.