I had seen the previews for “Elle” a few times in the last few months. When the lead character in the film when out to dinner with friends, she mentions she was “assaulted” and then continues on eating...this struckly oddly and steered me away initially.
However, when I read that the lead actress, Isabelle Huppert, was up for the best actress award, I had to check it out.
I guess you call this a psychological thriller but it was more “really dark weird flic”. I mean this film kept your interest but candidly would be hard to recommend to a friend.
There are some real serious themes in this film that sort of snap you back in your seat like physical assault (rape) like 2 or 3 times, infidelity, violence, disfunctional families, unhealthy work environment and more .
Just WEIRD! But somehow kept your attention.