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The movies to see in March

By Francine Stock   March 2017

Elle

On release from 10th March

Paul Verhoeven, director of Basic Instinct and Showgirls, has never shirked controversy. At 78, though, he has come up with a stunner. Isabelle Huppert (pictured below) plays the boss of a video-game company who is raped by an intruder. How she responds is shocking, the Hitchcockian twists executed with relish. The value of this kind of knowing game is an issue that keeps the film alive to the end. And if there’s an actor who can carry off a provocative comedy about violence against women,…

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