One of last year’s cinematic wonders was Elle, a picture which netted Isabelle Huppert (Things to Come, Louder Than Bombs) a Golden Globe Award. Now the film, which also garnered Huppert a Supporting Actress nomination, hits Blu-ray, DVD and digital March 14 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The plotline centers on Michéle (Huppert), a career driven executive whose life is changed after she’s attacked at her home. Driven by revenge, Michéle plays an intricate cat and mouse game with her rapist. Along with her Golden Globe win, Huppert was named Best Actress by the National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Gotham Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, San Francisco Film Critics Circle, St. Louis Film Critics, Austin Film Critics, and Film Critics Circle.
Though the internationally renowned actress has starred in such films as Heaven’s Gate and, more recently, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Huppert has not been a household name stateside until the release of Elle. It’s also refreshing to see director Paul Verhoeven, whose often provocative and intricate take on sexuality has garnered him his share of controversy, receive critical acclaim late in his career.
Special features on the disc include the featurette “A Tale of Empowerment: Making Elle” and “Celebrating an Icon: AFI’s Tribute to Isabelle Huppert.