Geoffrey Macnab

Geoffrey Macnab is the author of several books on film

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Paul Verhoeven interview: more controversy as latest film at Cannes

At the age of 77, Paul Verhoeven’s status as one of the bad boys of European cinema hasn’t diminished in the slightest. His new film Elle (premiered at the Cannes festival and the first movie has made in France) had stoked up plenty of controversy even in advance of its screening. In the film, Isabelle Huppert plays the victim of a violent sexual assault. Her assailant is masked (although she later discovers his identity). She reacts to the trauma in a way that will startle audiences.