Dir: Paul Verhoeven
France/Germany/Belgium, 2016, 130min
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Charles Berling, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny
Paul Verhoeven caps off his long, unsettling career by returning to the screen after a 10-year absence with a very different view of rape. Verhoeven here presents a controlling female executive who responds to her assault by covering it up and then turning the tables on the rapist in a powerful pas de deux marked by humor and intelligence. A script, according to the director, that was rejected by many Hollywood stars before finding Isabelle Huppert, leading Verhoeven to his first film in French. And a work that, in turn, became one of the highlights at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Unusual, provocative and exciting fare from a septuagenarian master.
2016 Cannes Film Festival, In Competition
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- K11 Art House (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- the sky (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Tai Kwun (Venue)
- MOViE MOViE (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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