Isabelle Huppert

ELLE

A Film by Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay by David Birke
❪ New York Film Festival ❫
❪ Cannes Film Festival ❫
❪ Toronto Film Festival ❫
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Breathtakingly elegant and continually surprising.
Justin Chang, LA Times

Synopsis

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

Paul Verhoeven is a master provocateur.
Richard Porton, The Daily Beast

Cast

  • MichÈle Isabelle Huppert
  • Patrick Laurent Lafitte from the Comédie-Française
  • Anna Anne Consigny
  • Rochard Charles Berling
  • Rebecca Virginie Efira
  • Robert Christian Berkel
  • IrÈne Judith Magre
  • Vincent Jonas Bloquet
  • Josie Alice Isaaz
  • HélÈne Vimala Pons
  • Ralf RaphaËl Lenglet
  • Kevin Arthur Mazet
  • Kurt Lucas Prisor
  • Phillip Kwan Hugo Conzelmann
  • Omar Stéphane Bak
Isabelle Huppert pulls off the crowning performance of her career.
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Filmmakers

  • Directed by Paul Verhoeven
  • Screenplay by David Birke
  • Produced by SaÏd Ben SaÏd, Michel Merkt
  • Co-produced by Thanassis Karathanos, Kate Merkt, Diana Elbaum, Sébastien Delloye, François Touwaide
  • Production Manager Oury Milshtein
  • Director of Photography Stéphane Fontaine - AFC
  • Editor Job ter Burg - NCE
  • 1st Assistant Director Brieuc Vanderswalm
  • Costume Designer Nathalie Raoul
  • Production Designer Laurent Ott
  • Script Supervisor Bénédicte Darblay
  • Casting Constance Demontoy
  • Original Music Anne Dudley
  • Sound Jean-Paul Mugel, Alexis Place, Katia Boutin
  • Sound MixerCyril Holtz
  • Make-up Artists Sophie Farsat, Thi Loan Nguyen
  • Key Hair Stylist Frédéric Souquet
Gloriously empowering!
Jessica Kiang & Nikola Grozdanovic, INDIEWIRE
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ISABELLE HUPPERT Michèle

Filmography

THINGS TO COME…Mia HANSEN-LØVE

ELLE…Paul VERHOEVEN

LOUDER THAN BOMBS…Joachim TRIER

VALLEY OF LOVE…Guillaume NICLOUX

ABUSE OF WEAKNESS…Catherine BREILLAT

TIP TOP…Serge BOZON

DORMANT BEAUTY…Marco BELLOCCHIO

AMOUR…Michael HANEKE
Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival

IN ANOTHER COUNTRY…HONG Sang-Soo

CAPTIVE…Brillante MENDOZA

COPACABANA…Marc FITOUSSI

VILLA AMALIA…Benoît JACQUOT

THE SEA WALL…Rithy PANH

HOME…Ursula MEIER

WHITE MATERIAL…Claire DENIS

PRIVATE PROPERTY…Joachim LAFOSSE

GABRIELLE…Patrice CHÉREAU
Special Golden Lion for GABRIELLE and her overall career Venice Film Festival

I HEART HUCKABEES…David O'RUSSELL

GHOST RIVER…Olivier DAHAN

8 WOMEN… François OZON
Collective Silver Bear for the 8 actresses - Berlin International Film Festival Collective
European Film Award for the 8 actresses

THE PIANO TEACHER…Michael HANEKE
European Film Award for Best Actress
Best Actress Award - Cannes Film Festival

COMEDY OF INNOCENCE…Raoul RUIZ

MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT…Claude CHABROL

SENTIMENTAL DESTINIES…Olivier ASSAYAS

THE KING'S DAUGHTERS…Patricia MAZUY

MODERN LIFE…Laurence FERREIRA BARBOSA

THE SWINDLE…Claude CHABROL

ELECTIVE AFFINITIES…Paolo et Vittorio TAVIANI

LA CÉRÉMONIE…Claude CHABROL
César Award for Best Actress
Volpi Cup for Best Actress - Venice Film Festival

LA CÉRÉMONIE…Claude CHABROL
César Award for Best Actress
Volpi Cup for Best Actress - Venice Film Festival

LA SÉPARATION…Christian VINCENT

AMATEUR…Hal HARTLEY

THE FLOOD…Igor MINAEV

LOVE AFTER LOVE…Diane KURYS

MADAME BOVARY…Claude CHABROL
Silver George for Best Actress - Moscow International Film Festival

MALINA…Werner SHROETER Bundes Film Preis

A WOMAN'S REVENGE…Jacques DOILLON

MIGRATIONS…Alexandar PETROVIC

STORY OF WOMEN…Claude CHABROL
Volpi Cup for Best Actress - Venice Film Festival

THE POSSESSED…Andrzej WAJDA

THE BEDROOM WINDOW…Curtis HANSON

CACTUS…Paul COX

ALL MIXED UP…Josiane BALASKO

MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL…Bertrand BLIER

THE STORY OF PIERA…Marco FERRERI

ENTRE NOUS…Diane KURYS

THE TROUT…Joseph LOSEY

PASSION…Jean-Luc GODARD

EAUX PROFONDES…Michel DEVILLE

COUP DE TORCHON…Bertrand TAVERNIER

THE LADY OF THE CAMELIAS…Mauro BOLOGNINI

HEAVEN'S GATE…Michael CIMINO

EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF…Jean-Luc GODARD

LOULOU - Maurice PIALAT

VIOLETTE NOZIÈRE…Claude CHABROL
Best Actress Award - Cannes Film Festival

THE LACEMAKER…Claude GORETTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actress

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LAURENT LAFITTE Patrick

From the Comédie-Française
Filmography

AU REVOIR LÀ-HAUT - Albert DUPONTEL

ELLE - Paul VERHOEVEN

DADDY OR MOMMY…Martin BOURBOULON

BOOMERANG…François FAVRAT

THE EASY WAY OUT…Brice CAUVIN

ELLE L'ADORE…Jeanne HERRY

FOOL CIRCLE…Vincent MARIETTE

THE LOVE PUNCH…JoËl HOPKINS

16 ANS OU PRESQUE…Tristan SÉGUÉLA

MOOD INDIGO…Michel GONDRY

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS…David CHARHON

BORDERLINE…Alexandre COFFRE

LITTLE WHITE LIES…Guillaume CANET

THE PERFECT DATE…Dominique FARRUGIA & Arnaud LEMORT

A SECRET…Claude MILLER

TELL NO ONE…Guillaume CANET

NARCO…Gilles LELLOUCHE et Tristan AUROUET

THE ROLE OF HER LIFE…François FAVRAT

MAIS QUI A TUÉ PAMELA ROSE ?…Éric LARTIGAU

WHATEVER YOU SAY…Guillaume CANET

THE CRIMSON RIVERS…Mathieu KASSOVITZ

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ANNIE CONSIGNY ANNA

Filmography

ELLE…Paul VERHOEVEN

HISTORY'S FUTURE…Fiona TAN

96 HOURS…Frédéric SCHOENDOERFFER

SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM…Ruben AMAR, Lola BESSIS

60 GOING ON 12…Frédéric PROUST

THE SIESTA UNDER THE FIG TREE…Anne-Marie ETIENNE

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET !…Alain RESNAIS

RAPT…Lucas BELVAUX

BAMBOU…Didier BOURDON

WILD GRASS…Alain RESNAIS

JOHN RABE…Florian GALLENBERGER

MEET THE ELISABETHZ…Lucien JEAN-BAPTISTE

A CHRISTMAS TALE…Arnaud DESPLECHIN

THE GREAT ALIBI…Pascal BONITZER

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY Julian SCHNABEL

NOT HERE TO BE LOVED…Stéphane BRIZÉ

THE LIGHT…Philippe LIORET

THE SATIN SLIPPER…Manoel DE OLIVEIRA, CHARLES BERLING, RICHARD

LE CŒUR EN BRAILLE…Michel BOUJENAH

WE WANTED TO BREAK EVERYTHING…Philippe GUILLARD

THE CLEARSTREAM AFFAIR…Vincent GARENQ

FORBIDDEN HOUSE…HélÈne ANGEL

SUMMER HOURS…Olivier ASSAYAS

MADE IN PARIS…Pascal BONITZER

THE MAN OF MY LIFE…Zabou BREITMAN

GRABUGE…Jean-Pierre MOCKY

PÈRE ET FILS…Michel BOUJENAH

COMEDY OF INNOCENCE…Raoul RUIZ

SENTIMENTAL DESTINIES…Olivier ASSAYAS
César Award Nomination for Best Actor

THOSE WHO LOVE ME CAN TAKE THE TRAIN- Patrice CHÉREAU

L'ENNUI…Cédric KAHN
César Award Nomination for Best Actor

LES PALMES DE MONSIEUR SCHULTZ…Claude PINOTEAU

DRY CLEANING…Anne FONTAINE
César Award Nomination for Best Actor

RIDICULE…Patrice LECONTE
César Award Nomination for Best Actor

L'ÂGE DES POSSIBLES…Pascale FERRAN

NELLY AND MR ARNAUD…Claude SAUTET

COMING TO TERMS WITH THE DEAD…Pascale FERRAN
César Award Nomination for Best Promising Actor

HOME MURDERS…Marc LOBET

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VIRGINE EFIRA REBECCA

Filmography

VICTORIA…Justine TRIET

PRIS DE COURT…Emmanuelle CUAU

UP FOR LOVE…Laurent TIRARD

ET TA SOEUR…Marion VERNOUX

FAMILY FOR RENT…Jean-Pierre AMÉRIS

THE SENSE OF WONDER…Éric BESNARD

CAPRICE…Emmanuel MOURET

HÔTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2…Genndy TARTAKOVSKY (voix)

LES INVINCIBLES…Frédéric BERTHE

TURNING TIDE…Christophe OFFENSTEIN

IT BOY…David MOREAU

DEAD MAN TALKING…Patrick RIDREMONT

MY WORST NIGHTMARE…Anne FONTAINE

SECOND CHANCE…Nicolas CUCHE

THE PERFECT DATE…Dominique FARRUGIA et Arnaud LEMORT

THE WHISTLER…Philippe LEFEBVRE, JUDITH MAGRE, IRÈNE

AN EYE FOR BEAUTY…Denys ARCAND

HAND IN HAND…Valérie DONZELLI

GRANNY'S FUNERAL…Bruno PODALYDÈS

THE DANDELIONS…Carine TARDIEU

WHAT LOVE MAY BRING…Claude LELOUCH

ÇA SE SOIGNE ?…Laurent CHOUCHAN

NATHALIE…Anne FONTAINE

MAN IS WOMAN…Jean-Jacques ZILBERMANN

LA CAMPAGNE DE CICÉRON…Jacques DAVILA

LES DEUX FRAGONARD…Philippe LEGUAY

L'ENFANCE DE L'ART…Francis GIROD

SPIRAL…Christophe FRANK

OUT OF WHACK…Jean-Michel RIBES

CAT AND MOUSE…Claude LELOUCH

BLACK THURSDAY…Michel MITRANI

AND NOW MY LOVE…Claude LELOUCH

A LITTLE SUN IN COLD WATER…Jacques DERAY

THE CROOK…Claude LELOUCH

WOMAN TIMES SEVEN…Vittorio DE SICA

THE LOVERS…Louis MALLE

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PAUL VERHOEVEN DIRECTOR

Filmography

TRICKED

BLACKBOOK
Young Cinema Award - Best International Film (Venice)
Best Director and Best Actress (Netherlands Film Festival)
Best Dutch Film and Best Dutch Actress (Rembrandt Award)

HOLLOW MAN
Leopard of Honor and Audience Award (Locarno)

STARSHIP TROOPERS

SHOWGIRLS

BASIC INSTINCT

TOTAL RECALL
Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
Academy Award Nomination for Best Sound and Best Sound Effects Editing

ROBOCOP
Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Make-up, Best Writing, Best Special Effects (Saturn Awards)

FLESH + BLOOD
Best Film and Best Director (Netherlands Film Festival)

THE 4TH MAN
International Critics' Award (TIFF)

SPETTERS

VOORBIJ, VOORBIJ (TV MOVIE)

SOLDAAT VAN ORANJE / LE CHOIX DU DESTIN Golden Globe Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

KEETJE TIPPEL

TURKISH DÉLICES
Best Dutch Film of the Century (Netherlands Film Festival)
Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

BUSINESS IS BUSINESS

DE WORSTELAAR

FLORIS (12 EPISODES - TV SERIES)

PORTRET VAN ANTON ADRIAAN MUSSERT (TV DOCUMENTARY)

HET KORPS MARINIERS (SHORT - DOCUMENTARY)
Silver Medal (International Military Film Festival, Versailles)

FEEST ! (SHORT)

DE LIFTERS (SHORT)

NIETS BIJZONDERS (SHORT)

EEN HAGEDIS TEVEEL (SHORT)
Best Film (Cinestud International Student Film Festival Amsterdam

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DAVID BIRKE SCREENWRITER

Filmography

Feature Films

DEADWORLD…Gregor JORDAN

ELLE…Paul VERHOEVEN

13 SINS…Daniel STAMM

FREEWAY KILLER…John MURLOWSKI

DAHMER…David JACOBSON (non-créadité)

HORSEPLAYER…Kurt VOSS

TV Movies

A KIDNAPPING IN THE FAMILY…Colin BUCKSEY

FOR BETTER OR WORSE…Andy WOLK

THE FEAR INSIDE…Leon ICHASO

PHILIPPE DJIAN, AUTHOR

Film Adapted From His Novels

ELLE…Paul VERHOEVEN

LOVE IS THE PERFECT TIME…Jean-Marie LARRIEU, Arnaud LARRIEU

UNFORGIVABLE…André TÉCHINÉ

BETTY BLUE…Jean-Jacques BEINEIX

BLUE HELL…Yves BOISSET, Script and dialogue written by Philippe Dijan

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SAÏD BEN SAÏD PRODUCER

Filmography

L'AMANT D'UN JOUR…Philippe GARREL - in development

TOMBOY, A REVENGER'S TALE…Walter HILL

AQUARIUS…Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO

RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW…Pascal BONITZER

ELLE…Paul VERHOEVEN

IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN…Philippe GARREL

VALENTIN, VALENTIN…Pascal THOMAS

MAPS TO THE STARS…David CRONENBERG

JEALOUSY…Philippe GARREL

A CASTLE IN ITALY…Valeria BRUNI TEDESCHI

PASSION…Brian DE PALMA

LOOKING FOR HORTENSE…Pascal BONITZER

CARNAGE…Roman POLANSKI

UNFORGIVABLE…André TÉCHINÉ

LOVE CRIMER…Alain CORNEAU

CHICAS…Yasmina REZA

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN…Andraé TÉCHINÉ

THE GREAT ALIBI…Pascal BONITZER

INJU…Barbet SCHROEDER

THE KILLER…Cédric ANGER

WITNESSES…André TÉCHINÉ

FAMILY HERO…Thierry KLIFA

RUBY AND QUENTIN…Francis VEBER

FAR…André TÉCHINÉ

TOTAL WESTERN…Eric ROCHANT

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MICHEL MERKT Producer

Filmography

THE SONG OF SCORPION…Anup SINGH

ART OFFICIALLY FAVORED…Martín YERNAZIAN

ZAMA…Lucrecia MARTEL

TOMBOY, A REVENGER'S TALE…Walter HILL

BETWEEN US…Rafael PALACIO ILLINGWORTH

A DIFFERENT LIFE…Shahaf PELED

ELLE - Paul VERHOEVEN

RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW…Pascal BONITZER

AWOL…Deb SHOVAL

LA 4A COMPAÑIA…Mitzi Vanessa ARREOLA, Amir Galván CERVERA

MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE…Claude BARRAS

BORIS WITHOUT BÉATRICE…Denis CÔTÉ

FOR THIS IS MY BODY…Paule MURET

MILES AHEAD…Don CHEADLE

ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 3 - THE ENCHANTED ONE…Miguel GOMEZ

ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2 - THE DESOLATE ONE…Miguel GOMEZ

ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 1 - THE RESTLESS ONE…Miguel GOMEZ

IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN…Philippe GARREL

LIFE…Anton CORBIJN

GERMAN ANGST…Jörg BUTTGEREIT, Michal KOSAKOWSKI et Andreas MARSCHALL

WALTER…Anna MASTRO

VALENTIN, VALENTIN…Pascal THOMAS

MAPS TO THE STARS…David CRONENBERG

TOASTMASTER…Éric BOADELLA

OPERATION LIBERTAD…Nicolas WADIMOFF

LES MÉCRÉANTS…Mohcine BESRI

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