𝑷𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒐 𝑻𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏.
Dutch director, Paul Verhoeven has become one of the most talked-about contemporary filmmakers for having an absolute fascination for the characters of strong and independent women and an ability to control ambiguity in the exploration of its subjects.
Elle is a twisted, daring and disturbing subversive thriller and a study on the psyche of its protagonist, Michèle Leblanc, a successful woman who, like so many others, must deal daily with the dubiousness of her employees and the incompetence of her companions, refusing to present herself as a victim even when life is has undergone more than one trauma.
Verhoeven’s rawness and Huppert’s undeniable strength together make this movie so unique and the plot seems perfectly made for Isabelle Huppert and it is reminiscent of her character in The Piano Teacher as well.
Going through such a broad spectrum of such contradictory emotions in a single role requires a lot of effort. She supports the ambiguity of the film by not revealing how she really feels.
It can be either pleasure or pain but you will not able to predict it in the early stage of the story.
At the end of the movie, it will make you question if human evil is acquired or is innate. Though it is worth the answer.