The high-powered business woman Michèle Leblanc seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Michèle has a lot going on: a slacker son who has an abusive pregnant girlfriend, an ex-husband now dating a young yoga teacher, a bored sex fling with a married man, an elderly Botox-ed mother carrying on an affair with a gigolo, a pressing project at work, a handsome married neighbor, and a complex backstory that not revealed until far into the film.
After being attacked in her own home, Michele takes measures into her own hands. When she resolutely tracks the unknown assailant down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. The psychological thriller Elle (French for ‘she’ or ‘her’) is based on the novel Oh… by Philippe Dijan.