The filmmaker, Dutch has a chance of winning the esteem of the prestigious american academy. His new film with Isabelle Huppert has been appointed to represent france in the race to get the prize for best foreign film.
It will be the French candidate to win the Oscar in 2017 for best foreign language film. The new feature film from Paul Verhoeven has imposed itself in front of Frantz and Cézanne and me to represent the France at the end of long and passionate discussions. The commission of the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée) has finished by cutting this Monday, September 26th, in favor of the film with Isabelle Huppert. It was composed of many personalities from the seventh art, such as Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes film Festival, actresses Sandrine Bonnaire and Léa Seydoux, as well as directors such as Jean-Paul Salomé (also President of UniFrance, the association for the promotion of French cinema in the world) and Éric Tolédano. Note that It, produced by SBS, and is sold worldwide by SBS Productions, which will be distributed in the USA by Sony Pictures Classics, was released on 25 may and was attended by over 550,000 spectators in France. Among the last three contenders, a French Oscar for best foreign film, it is the only one to have been presented in the official competition on the Croisette.
last year, Mustang, of the film director franco Turkish had returned empty-handed from the Oscars despite a very active campaign of his producer, Charles Gilibert. This year, the French film chosen to try to stall the famous statuette has been directed by a Dutchman best known for his american films such as Robocop, Starship Troopers or Total Recall. It is the first film in the French language for Paul Verhoeven.
Co-production franco-German, It had received an advance on revenues to the tune of 450,000 euros. These supports reflect the commitment to supporting the talent of this great filmmaker.
Verhoeven, 77 years old, had not shot for the film for Black Book in 2006. It was then back to the netherlands after a long exile in Hollywood. It sets the scene Michèle (Isabelle Huppert), an independent woman, and authoritarian head of a large company of video games. She leads a team of geeks to the wand. She has an ex-husband’s inconsistent (Charles Berling), a son insignificant, and an affair with the husband of her colleague and friend Anna (Anne Consigny). The only change in the routine of the bourgeois war, a couple of new neighbors moving in (Laurent Lafitte and Virginie Efira).
One day, She gets raped in her home by a stranger in a balaclava. It does not complaint. Discomfort in his entourage. The prey becomes the hunter. It also introduces a game ambiguous and perverse with their abuser anonymous. The amoral Verhoeven transforms the drama and psychological thriller by hitchcock. Despite the winks supported at the master (the scissors of the Crime was almost perfect, the cave of Psycho), It never falls into pastiche disembodied. The actors also seem to have great fun – see the meal scene, a great moment of black comedy.
Huppert does not spare, is sensational in a version of sadomasochism of his character, The Future. The actress shows a different face than that of the teacher of philo, left by her husband in Mia Hansen Love. Coincidence or not, in both films, there is a cat. Unless this is a pussy. Verhoeven, famed for the set of legs without panties Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, remains faithful to his obsessions. For him, sex is not a part of the fun. It is a chasm to the fantasies and neuroses. And the female desire, a mystery never drilled.