About the Film
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Actors: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny
PraiseThe film was nominated 74 times and won 60 awards. It is Certified Fresh with a 91% positive score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Part thriller, part obsidian-black comedy, part cerebral firebomb, it's confrontational, terrible and glorious.– Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
High-risk material yields unexpected rewards in this remarkable rape-revenge drama, a possible career high for Paul Verhoeven.– Guy Lodge, Variety
About the DirectorBorn July 18, 1938 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Paul Verhoeven is a Dutch film director, film producer, television director, television producer, and screenwriter. Verhoeven is active in both the Netherlands and Hollywood. Explicit violent and/or sexual content and social satire are trademarks of both his drama and science fiction films. He is best known for directing the films RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Starship Troopers (1997), and Elle (2016).
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