Elle (Blu-ray release 2016-10-4) begins with the protagonist being raped by a man in a mask. She then takes a bath, but does not report to the police. She is the boss of a video game company, and her subordinates do not like her. In fact many people do not like her. She is not a nice person at all – not being nice to her mother, son, daughter-in-law, or her ex-husband. She even betrays her best friend.
The early parts of the movie work somewhat like a detective movie – multiple men are presented as possible candidates of being the criminal. I guessed right. What happens after she finds out the identity of rapist is quite extraordinary – I will only say that normal people in a usual movie do not behave like that. In fact, there are other characters who do not behave in ways people normally expect. I find this movie to be intriguing, I hoped it to be another Basic Instinct (1992) but it is not, as the movie does not focus on identifying the mysterious rapist only. It spends a lot of time showing the details of the relationship with her family and other people. I find some some of them, such as the one with her son and daughter-in-law, to be distracting and unimportant.