Ms. Huppert is perhaps the best actress alive. She has received 12 Cesar nominations for best actress and won awards all over the world. Ms. Huppert is very prolific and courageous. She has made a career of playing sexually adventurous women and murderers.
My favorite of hers is STORY OF WOMEN, Chabrol's 1988 film about a housewife turned abortionist during WWII. She plays murderers in Violette('78), La Ceremonie('95), Merci pour le chocolat(2001). Studies of sexual obsession include:Loulou('80),Love after Love('92), The School of Flesh('98),etc. The Lacemaker(her breakthrough role), Madame Bovary, Coup de Torchon and La Separation('94) are also highly recommended.
Chabrol and Tavernier cannot be appreciative enough.