Michèle, played by legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, Amour), is a fiercely independent, ambitious, and powerful woman who seems indestructible. She is the head of a leading video game company and takes pleasure from the control she wields over her mostly male staff. Michèle brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life, and when she is brutally attacked in her home by a masked assailant, she becomes resolute in her attempts to track him down. As a result, both she and her attacker are drawn into a curious and thrilling game of cat and mouse—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Described as, “A masterpiece of suave perversity…” (New York Times), this newest feature from director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Black Book) may be his most provocative yet. For her mesmerizing performance, Huppert won a Golden Globe.
This film contains sequences of graphic assault. Audience discretion is advised.