Businesswoman Michèle Leblanc is brutally raped in her own house by a masked intruder. When she starts getting obscene e-mails, she suspects the rapist is someone she knows. As the daughter of a mass murderer, she rejects the idea of going to the police – and begins her own pointed cat-and-mouse investigation, which leads her attacker into revealing himself. She begins an erotic game with the man, who has no idea that Michèle is following a risky plan … Isabelle Huppert moves through this unsettling thriller with a solid aura of autonomy, like an avatar in one of the video games that her company develops. A fearless heroine, she deals with family crises and professional problems as the plot moves towards the final confrontation with her tormentor. She plays an ambivalent character with an uncertain moral compass – a victim who has what it takes to become a perpetrator. With her performance, Huppert helped director Paul Verhoeven, often criticised for his provocative depictions of sex and violence, to a multitude of awards. She herself was nominated for an Oscar.
by Paul Verhoeven
with Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel, Judith Magre, Jonas Bloquet, Alice Isaaz, Vimala Pons
France / Germany / Belgium 2016 French 130’ Colour Rating R16

With

  • Isabelle Huppert
  • Laurent Lafitte
  • Anne Consigny
  • Charles Berling
  • Virginie Efira
  • Christian Berkel
  • Judith Magre
  • Jonas Bloquet
  • Alice Isaaz
  • Vimala Pons

Crew

Director Paul Verhoeven
Written by David Birke based on the novel “Oh…” by Philippe Djian
Cinematography Stéphane Fontaine
Editing Job ter Burg
Music Anne Dudley
Sound Jean-Paul Mugel, Alexis Place, Katia Boutin
Production Design Laurent Ott
Costumes Nathalie Raoul
Make-Up Sophie Farsat, Thi Loan Nguyen
Producer Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt

Produced by

SBS Films

Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion

France 2 Cinéma

Entre Chien et Loup

Additional information

DCP: SBS Distribution, Paris

Paul Verhoeven

Filmography

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022