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Wondering why times are missing?

“I’ll take two.”

Elle

Isabelle Huppert is mesmerizing as a morally questionable businesswoman who is attacked and raped in her own home. Director Paul Verhoeven (yup, the guy who gave us RoboCop and Showgirls) shows surprising finesse in this extremely tricky, convention-flaunting drama. When she realizes the masked figure who did it could be someone close to her, our protagonist goes on a quest to ferret out the perpetrator. But is she really looking for revenge or something else? This complex (and maybe even darkly funny) tale takes what could have been lurid grindhouse fare and turns it into a corrosive character study. In French with English subtitles. FULL REVIEW: Script-flipping European thriller finds Isabelle Huppert getting down with her bad self by Devin D. O’Leary (1/12/2017). 130 minutes R.