Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Enough said.
Without spoiling anything, there is plenty of sexual violence, it is almost repeating itself but each time it happened the plot thickens just a little bit. It is just bizarre. It is probably worth mentioning in the 3x3: sexual assault in movies thread, but frankly I haven’t seen enough movie with sexual assualt in it. I have a weak stomach for pretend sexual assault, but I can stand fake blood and gore just fine.
Anyway, the plot is just bizarre. As far as dealing with taboo subjects, Verhoeven sprinkled it with plenty of his irony/black comedy. There is even room for a cameo gameplay footage of Styx: Master of Shadows. But it is almost absurdist. Isabelle Huppert deserves all the awards she got, because a lesser actor would not have even signed onto this. I prefer the way Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver dealt with sexual assault. IMO Verhoeven at the end almost trivialised it, but Almodóvar dealt with it with humanity.