A dark, tense, and wryly funny French comic thriller by François Ozon, opening July 12 in honor of Bastille Day!
"The result is endlessly playful, although the rules of the game, in Ozon's hands, could hardly be graver, and what can be at stake, in the act of storytelling, has seldom been more elegantly sketched."
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"The seductions of storytelling drive "In the House," a cleverly structured comic thriller rich with narrative trickery and macabre humor."
- Colin Covert, Star Tribune
"It's fiction about life that becomes fiction that might be life - and the viewer happily dives in."
- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
Sixteen-year-old Claude (Ernst Unhauer) insinuates himself into the house of fellow high school student Rapha (Bastien Ughetto), writing about his family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction for his jaded literature teacher Germain (Fabrice Luchini). Intrigued by this gifted and unusual student, Germain rediscovers his taste for teaching, but the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays Germain’s wife, Jeanne, a contemporary art gallery director who avidly follows Claude’s semi-imaginary escapades, while Emmanuelle Seigner plays Rapha’s mom, Claude’s object of desire.