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Audio descriptions are available for all showings of this film


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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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.

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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. 

With her steely hauteur, Isabelle Huppert is utterly arresting in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative film. No other actor could have pulled it off.

★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
  • Director Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Cosigny
  • Running time 2h11m
  • Certification 18
  • Language French with English subtitles
  • Country France/Germany
  • Year of production 2016
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