Elle

Elle

Blu-ray Disc - 2017 | French | Blu-ray version.
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A successful businesswoman is caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down her rapist.
Audience: OFA rating: 18A.
Must be 18 YEARS OR OLDER to borrow this item.
Publisher: Culver City : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2017.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Elle
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Language Note: In French dubbed in English and Hungarian with Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, English SDH, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Solvene, Spanish, Swedish, and Thai subtitles.
Described video for the visually impaired.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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Munkapunk
Aug 21, 2018

Every character in this movie must be on drugs. No one in real life behaves as they do. Get real!

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VonHafenstaaad
Jul 10, 2018

This is a good, late career film by Paul Verhoeven and a knockout , hilarious performance by Isabelle Huppert- which is odd considering the disturbing material in the film.
It's a testament to Verhoeven's stellar abilities as a filmmaker that so many people are seriously upset by this film- it just proves he's done a great job.

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mags_the_librarian
Jul 08, 2018

A brilliant, relentless film about sexuality and power. In my all-time top 5.

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lakeland53
Jun 09, 2018

This is not a funny film, in my opinion. There is explicit sexual scenes, where the person being raped, doesn't have any reason to go to the police! I cannot realize the same reaction that this woman has in this situation. The only reason might be because she is equally as ill as her perpetrator. Anyway, I do not recommend this film to anyone. No children should watch this. I do not know the point of this story.

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Ky68RasK
May 03, 2018

This is billed as a story of a courageous woman getting even with a rapist. It's anything but: she's just as pathological as the rapist! She plays a sick game with the guy and then she decides to call it quits. No, this is not a spoiler! It's how she calls it quits! I'm not revealing that.

Basically, don't bother.

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JoeG101
May 02, 2018

How this movie got 2 golden globes and critics picks from LA and NY Times is beyond me. It's just plain stupid, with no one acting in a manner that has any rational basis given what is occurring. I'm not bothered by the subject matter, as one should be prepared when watching a Verhoeven flick, but I am bothered by an inane story. Huppert is a talent, but she can't save this film, and by her standards, she phoned it in - likely because she knew it was stupid.

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breemu
Mar 14, 2018

An incredibly perverse story. The main character invites an unknown, masked rapist to brutally attack her, again and again. Strangely, she never shows any ill effects after these encounters - no bruising, split lips, black eyes, concussion, etc - even though she is violently beaten each time. Even weirder is the interview of the main actress (in "extras") where she says the work is a triumph because it accurately captures how people really are....what kind of world does she inhabit?!

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MontMoroc
Feb 20, 2018

A troubling and hilarious film by Paul Verhoeven- obviously this is not a film for everyone.

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Maoisdead
Feb 20, 2018

" You’ve never seen a rape-revenge fantasy quite like “Elle,” not least because the rape, revenge and fantasy components of that subgenre have never been quite so fascinatingly disarranged. 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. "- Guy Lodge.

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tj_is_cool
Jan 15, 2018

Horrible. All the characters are perverse and evil.

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Lucik32
Nov 02, 2017

Lucik32 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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