Isabelle Huppert gives a fearless tour-de-force, Oscar-nominated performance in this typically provocative, suspense-laden drama from Paul Verhoeven. Huppert’s Michele is the iron hand that rules a successful video game company. There is no room for sentiment or weakness in the way she does business. When Michele is raped by a masked assailant, she makes it a point of honour to keep calm and carry on. When her attacker starts sending text messages, she joins in what becomes a sophisticated cat and mouse game to establish who truly has the upper hand. Audacious, entertaining and profoundly unsettling. Specially commissioned programme notes will be available.
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Contemporary Cinema Course
The Mon 20 Mar (17.50) screening will be introduced by Alistair Harkness as part of the Contemporary Cinema Course.
★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
With her steely hauteur, Isabelle Huppert is utterly arresting in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative film. No other actor could have pulled it off.