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In the House (Dans la maison)

In the House (Dans la maison)
  • 2012
  • France
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: François Ozon
  • Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 29 March 2013

High-school teacher Germain (Luchini) sets his students an assignment to write about what they did that weekend, but then Claude (Umhauer) writes about his desire to infiltrate a classmate’s household. Ozon’s new film is a sparkling black comedy, effortlessly shifting between genres, tones and styles. Highly recommended.

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In the House (Dans La Maison)

9 Oct 20124 stars

Fascinating new offering from French filmmaker Francois Ozon.

A sparkling and superbly acted black comedy, Francois Ozon’s In the House is a fascinating companion piece to Ian McEwan’s new novel Sweet Tooth, in its exploration of both creating and consuming fiction. The wonderfully deadpan Fabrice Luchini plays…

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