In the House

  • CERT 15
  • 2012
  • 1 HR 45 MINS
  • 17 RATINGS
In the House

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(This film is in French and features English subtitles)

Offbeat French drama from director Francois Ozon that explores the relationship between a literature student and the talented pupil whose gift for description he attempts to nurture. Germain (Fabrice Luchini) usually despairs about the quality of the creative writing his pupils produce so when he receives a piece from the previously unremarkable student Claude (Ernst Umhauer) that displays promise he is moved to pledge assistance to the boy. Complicating matters somewhat is the fact that Claude writes about the household of a friend whose mother (Emmanuelle Seigner) he has a crush on and whose mundane lives amuse him. As Germain offers Claude advice on how to improve the dramatic tension within his submissions, the line between fiction and reality begins to blur. A strange power game develops in which Claude and Germain manipulate the family on and off the page, but how will they react when fact and fiction finally collide?

CAST AND CREW

Emmanuelle Seigner Fabrice Luchini François Ozon Kristin Scott Thomas

GENRE

Thriller, World Cinema

CERTIFICATE

Contains strong language and sex and a scene of hanging

RUN TIME

1 hour 45 minutes

RELEASED

2012

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