Saturday, 12 November 2016
A French thriller. 'Elle' opens with the sounds of sex and as an image finally appears on the screen the audience sees that a woman is being raped. We learn that she is a well to do businesswoman with some manner of scandalous past dating from her childhood. She doesn't want the police in her life and so does not report the assault but she sets out in her own quiet way to identify the assailant.
This is a longish drama of relationships, most of them tortured connections between various people in the main character's life.
Characteristically French, interesting but less than satisfying by the end.