Paul Verhoeven’s next project will be “Blessed Virgin,” which will see the director re-team with producer Said Ben Said and actress Virginie Efira from “Elle” on a film about a lesbian nun. 289 more words
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At the heart of Elle’s challenging and provocative story is Isabelle Huppert. Nominated for an Oscar for this performance, it’s impossible to imagine anyone else taking on the role of Michèle, the head of a video game company who is raped during a home invasion. 276 more words
“…this is a woman whose experiences earlier in life have resulted in something of a twisted psyche…”
When the central theme of your film is that of brutal rape, yet the gravity of such an incident is then somewhat downplayed, and almost brushed off by the victim herself, it tells you that this is not a conventional Director’s take on the well worn theme of unwarranted assault and retribution. 685 more words