Starring: Isabelle Huppert, and it is not the most famous films

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In rolling out the erotic Thriller benoît Jacquot, "eve", in which Isabelle Huppert played another risky role in his filmography — the sex workers living in a mysterious house with emerald walls, with the innermost secret, which she does not tell anyone. Today Isabel turned sixty-five, and she continues to do fantastically a lot on account of its more than 130 roles. From her stunning filmography, exceptionally, choose ten distinctive films and try to miss hits with her participation, which is widely known from "the Pianist" by Michael Haneke and "White material" Claire Denis to "8 women" Francois Ozon and "Ceremony" by Claude Chabrol.

The fact that in sixty-three years Isabelle Huppert received her first nomination for "Oscar" for her role in the movie "her" shows in what different worlds there is one of the most prolific Actresses of art films and the mainstream world. In the category Huppert did not win, but the role became her biggest breakthrough over the last decade — risky, surreal, psychopathic, brave and quite literary character Michelle with a mysterious past, once again has secured the status of Huppert actress who is not afraid to play a transgressive role, and, moreover, makes it seemingly without effort. The story, invented for Hollywood, rejected several leading Actresses before the European Paul Verhoeven came for Huppert to take the lead role — no one else dared to tell a story of revenge and pleasure, not afraid of accusations of misogyny, and old-fashioned. Verhoeven in conversation about the picture "She" characterizes Huppert: "I've never seen an actor or actress, which would add to the film as what was not in the original script".

"I would never make a character in statement" — meets Isabelle Huppert about the attitude of the heroines. The principled position not to choose a position and do the role of the declarative and the key to her success and stunning filmography, in which he noted almost all the major names in world cinema — from Jean-Luc Godard to Michael Haneke: "It's my faith in cinema: the cinema is born in the individual and it is always a very personal statement. And only when I see before me this is a personal statement, I can think of to answer own that will be hidden inside Directors".

"You're not going to suffer as suffering audience. Suffering as an actress, you don't suffer, and enjoy"

Whoever played Isabelle Huppert, whether Emma Bovary, one of the Bronte sisters or the heir of the colonial family, she always gives to consider in their characters the excess and lack of love, non-obvious contradictions and pain, for which clings to every viewer. "I think each has a bit of everything. Acting is about it. Pull the string which in the following will be stronger than the previous one: a string of shyness, a string of power... the road from the normal person to insane or criminal it is very difficult to determine. And this acting how to understand human complexity, duality. How can you simultaneously be good and bad, delicate and aggressive, sad and happy. And it's not that I like the actress attracts complex role, and that in most cases, our situations are complex by themselves."

Critics from the first steps of a career praised Huppert for the "sado-masochistic stubbornness", gloss marveled at the ability of the actress to combine a busy schedule of marriage and motherhood (Huppert three adult children), and fans the last few years of watching how her acting career over sixty is gaining another strong round with a few shots a year for bold scenarios only the most interesting authors. She gently goes into an interview from the definitions itself, and jokes that teeters between indifference and resistance, and all the passionate and edge roles that she plays don't have with it anything in common and are for Huppert absolute strangers: "I know what it is to suffer as a character, hate the character, love the character. But for the actress is a completely different experience than the viewer. You won't suffer as suffers the viewer. Suffering as an actress, you do not suffer, and enjoy".

10 more films with Isabelle Huppert[править]

The Bronte Sisters[править]

French chamber drama andré téchiné devoted to a noble British family Bronte, where there are three daughters and one son. Isabelle Huppert plays Anne brontë — eluding descriptions and the most mysterious of the three sisters whose fate and behavior are based on a counterweight to the more famous Charlotte and Emily.

One of the highlights of the film — the deference to the creative expression of men in front of a woman: talented son Bronte gets carte Blanche and paternal support in a time when three talented daughters are considered as a lover or marriage investment. One of the most convincing answers to the question "Why are there so few great women?" is unchecked in the harsh Northern landscapes and soothing brown tones, and tells the story of Sisterhood emerging from huge losses.

Madame Bovary[править]

One of the best adaptations of timeless French romance with the heroine, leaving the frontal of the interpretations. Chabrol and Huppert repeatedly worked together ("the Ceremony" and "Thanks for chocolate" — other great examples of their cooperation), and "Madame Bovary" — they are confident and very neat work, accurate to the source, avoiding straightforward interpretation of the elusive Emma Bovary.

Huppert plays a modest provincial, first happy marriage with mustachioed doctor, and later die of boredom in a lonely mansion. Balls and flirting, huge debts and commensurate with them the guilt, the desire to feel in full force and inability to dispose of them in the eternal way that Huppert recreated in all its complexity.


The miracle of American indie cinema of the 90's and easily one of the most crazy and funny films about love gives Huppert the absurd Comedy role. Isabelle plays in the Amateur a mischievous nun, a virgin, earning pornoillimitato, which snaps and falls in love with a guy with amnesia and a mysterious past. Brand ensemble cast of Hal Hartley (Martin Donovan and Elina Levenson of his early films) diluted Isabelle Huppert with a strange haircut who plays the girl also named Isabel.

One of the infrequent dives Huppert in American cinema due to the personal story: the actress was brought up and prepared for the stage by her mother, a zealous Catholic, which Huppert often thought of trying to find justification for my impetuous and undecided character.

Abuse of weakness[править]

Another radical role in the filmography Huppert recreates the real story of deception. Famous French Director Catherine Breillat at a late stage of his career was the victim of a crook and swindler, who had imposed on her friends, cheated a huge amount of money and manipulated her all the time of their communication. Isabelle Huppert plays the role of the Director, which was struck by paralysis of half the body, and at the time of gradual recovery she decides to invite to the shooting as an actor person with a scandalous reputation of a rogue.

The focus Breillat and psychological violence and abuse of weakness of a person who is unable to stand up for herself. Huppert turns the victim's story sell to a fearless study of the vulnerability and the inability to establish boundaries, giving one of the most convincing portraits of helplessness, and humble acceptance of his fate.


MIA Hansen-Leo removed the "Future" based on the story of her mother, like the heroine Huppert, her mother grew and succeeded as Professor of philosophy at the University of Paris. Nathalie, played by Isabelle Huppert, is a woman over sixty with a grown daughter and dying mother. Being poked from the leadership of the University and radical criticism from the students, at some point she hears the confession of her husband: he goes to his mistress, with which it is associated for several years.

In that moment, when life seems to be falling apart, Natalie suddenly finds the strength to come together and to see your own way among the diverging fates of all whom she was associated. One of the most convincing portraits of wise women's maturity, "the Future" — antagonisti a film about the right to self-determination and the need for liberation, which in the movies are often deprived adult and independent heroines.


A little bit of "Madame Bovary", "Lulu" is a melodrama about how to leave my husband and at the same time not to leave him until the end, where Isabelle Huppert plays a near equal of her with Gerard Depardieu. Faithful and loving wife Nellie suddenly loses touch with reality, falling in the unemployed and sexy Lulu is with him she spends in bed most of the time, pays common bills, losing touch with her husband and is trying to build a new life with frivolous tumbleweed.

Husband and Lulu Nellie to embody the opposite, that it is so necessary in men, and gradually, the heroine Huppert faced with the need to choose between a passionate affair and a long sense of usefulness and recognition. One of the most sensitive melodrama about a love triangle in movie history.

Time of the wolf[править]

Postapokalipsis performed by Michael Haneke — Director, which Isabelle Huppert calls "entomologist" in people-watching. Heroes "Time of the wolf", indeed, no more than insects, a mere error of accident survivors after an unknown catastrophe Georges and Anne Laurent and their children are trying to find a foothold in a world that is rapidly changing. On the ground there is little water left and the fires are raging, and their house seized by the strangers: old neighbors and old friends joined in the war of all against all.

The film is about the agony and the inability to escape from death, where humanity and human do not pass the test of tough conditions — in the dark, antinarrative the suspense about the medieval struggle for his own life.

In another country[править]

Three of the stories in one — the smooth story of one of the major Korean producers of our time. Isabelle Huppert plays the heroine, Anna, in three sketches about the French in another country. Another country is of course South Korea, where Anna lead three different motive. Three reasons and three heroines, unreal and fictitious, nothing more than a sketch of a strange scenario, a Korean girl-dreamer.

In the first case, Anna, the Director, came abroad, the second — in love with a Korean Director was French and the third seeking advice and Buddhist support of the abandoned wife. History not to overlap, but share the place of action, the secondary and ancillary characters and illusion Anna — sketch of women at a crossroads, whose inner turmoil only supports the finding on the other side of the world. A delicate film about the limbs and the inner journey on the other side that hon San su will continue in the next film with Huppert "Camera Claire".


Dramedy French Director Ursula Meier about a crazy family living at the side of the highway. House of a married couple (wife played by Isabelle Huppert) and her three children is directly beside the road, which years rekonstruiruet, but never run. Another reconstruction reverses the serene lifestyle of the hermits, accustomed to tan asphalt road and ride on the highway on roller skates and a bike.

Ursula Mayer is making a movie about how young people adapt to the pace and noise of the big world, went crazy with excitement and even get into the famous tube of hodorovskaya "the Weekend". Comedy turns to drama, action, novelty — impotence, but family is family: a metaphor for Ursula Mayer on the alienation and utilization of intimate relations mess on the outside — one of the best non-literal films about marriage and parenting.

The Lacemaker[править]

One of the first big roles as a very young Isabelle Huppert in the drama of heartbreaking, strong, but not a very happy first love. Eighteen Pomme working in a Barber shop, lives with his mother and spends holiday with lovely girlfriend — she is inciting Pomme to rest on the shore out of season where we cling for yourself Beau.

Left to itself, at this time, Pomme walks along the beach alone, sitting in a cafe and looks into the void and after a time met with a young student from Paris Francois, who — after a quick novel transports her to him. Educated and sophisticated capital, Francois Pomme seems naive provincial fool, he wants to change it and adapt their goals and to introduce the company with the Marxist talking in the kitchen. A pure, honest romance about how we deceive ourselves, changing partner, and break the hearts of the other requirements to be anything more important.