The critically acclaimed French revenge thriller Elle directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Isabelle Huppert won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign language film, along with Best Actress, drama for Isabelle Hupperts.
The actress was surprised, screaming “Oh my god! Thank you! Thank you! My heart is beating. If you could hear what is going on here!”
The synopsis: Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
Although the film has won multiple awards including from major critics groups like the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, it did not make the Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Film.