• Paul Verhoeven
  • France, Germany
  • 2016
  • 130'

Provocative Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, famous for hits such as Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers, and Total Recall, has finally returned to the big screen with his first French-speaking film. The plot of this dark, stylized thriller follows the fifty-year-old Michéle, a successful and ruthless businesswoman, the head of a video game company. Confident, sagacious, and with a sophisticated and caustic sense of humor, Michéle is the kind of person who easily makes enemies. After she is attacked and raped in her own home, she becomes obsessed with tracking the masked assailant down. The pursuit soon turns into a thrilling game of cat and mouse until things start spiraling out of control.


Paul Verhoeven

Born in 1938 in Amsterdam, Verhoeven got his degree in natural sciences. Author of a variegated oeuvre in terms of genre, he is best known for his science fiction works: Starship Troopers, Total Recall, and Robocop. His provocative films such as Basic Instinct and Showgirls have become iconic.



Paul Verhoeven
David Birke
SBS Productions, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion, France 2 Cinéma, Entre Chien et Loup, Proximus
Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel, Jonas Bloquet, Alice Isaaz, Vimala Pons
Stéphane Fontaine
Job ter Burg
Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, Thanassis Karathanos, Kate Merkt, Diana Elbaum, Sébastien Delloye, François Touwaide
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival 2016; Toronto International Film Festival 2016;

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