Elle by director Paul Verhoeven, winner of two Césars

Elle by director Paul Verhoeven, winner of two Césars

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The French film Elle of the Dutch film director Paul Verhoeven has Friday night two césar awards won. The thriller was eleven times nominated for the French equivalent of the Oscars and one of the big contenders.

Elle grabbed the main prize, best film. The lead actress Isabelle Huppert won the César for best actress.

It was for Huppert, the second time that they are the figurine won. The 63-year-old actress, who in Elle, a woman is playing behind her rapist, was for the sixteenth time nominated.


Verhoevens film is busy with a triumph. In January won the controversial thriller two Golden Globes, one for best foreign film and the other went to Huppert for best actress.

At the beginning of February fell Elle again in the prices, this time in Spain. There the film was awarded with a Goya for best European film. The Goyas are the most important Spanish film awards.


France had Elle submitted for the Oscars, but the film was not nominated in the category best foreign film. However, Huppert Sunday chance of an Oscar, for best actress.

The Dutch director Michael Dudok de Wit was also a chance to win a César. His spiritual fairy tale, The Red Turtle, about a man on a desert island, developing a close friendship with a turtle, grasp in addition to the award for best animation. Dudok de Wit is also in the race for an Oscar.

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