In Case You Missed It: Elle

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ELLE is director Paul Verhoeven's debut in French, but it's really star Isabelle Huppert’s movie in a lot of ways. It feels like the culmination of her career as so much of her character is both familiar and fresh. After all, Huppert was doing fearless acting before anyone thought of calling acting fearless. Huppert’s Leblanc is a woman who has been attacked, but goes to dinner with friends that night. Her attacker is probably around her all the time, but she has a video game to produce, a son to support, an affair to manage and a mother to suffer through. The assault just sits there a while in her mind until it doesn’t.

Huppert fills this role with such fury and indifference to anyone, including the audience, one comes to realize that only Huppert could pull this off. Only Huppert can be victim and a perpetrator like this. Forget awards; this woman deserves a monument.
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By: Alamo Drafthouse Houston

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