In the House

In the House

In the House

French school room psychological drama from writer-director François Ozon (PoticheSwimming Pool), co-starring Kristin Scott Thomas and based on a Spanish play by Juan Mayorga. Best Film winner at the 2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival.

A reclusive sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Inspired by the talent presented by this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

2012Rating: M, Sex scenes105 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
88%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Low-key thriller feels like a return to form for Ozon.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Utterly assured, breathtakingly executed and riotously funny, this is a delight.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Luchini's dependable deadpan goes a long way toward making the puzzle pieces snap pleasingly into place, but as with most such endeavors, In the House is about its own construction and nothing more.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As In the House accelerates, it also starts to sputter, piling on incidents and revelations that cause its web of implications to unravel.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A black-comic psychological drama with poise and self-possession.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With typically dark playfulness, Francois Ozon considers the student-teacher relationship and the uses of fiction as a key to accessing other lives.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Ozon weaves another spellbinding tale that mingles the real and imaginery with terrific effect.

5.0
0

Ozon's film about the infiltration of a gifted student into a middle class home is both playful but yet vicous and partly mean. Brilliantly played with great humour.

4.0
0

A little intrigue, a little mystery and lot of turns, even if it does become more predictable as it progresses.

3.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie - its nothing like you've seen before. The lines between fiction and nonfiction are blurred at times, the acting is good/great and I had a smile on my face the whole movie. Very different!

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Low-key thriller feels like a return to form for Ozon.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Utterly assured, breathtakingly executed and riotously funny, this is a delight.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Luchini's dependable deadpan goes a long way toward making the puzzle pieces snap pleasingly into place, but as with most such endeavors, In the House is about its own construction and nothing more.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As In the House accelerates, it also starts to sputter, piling on incidents and revelations that cause its web of implications to unravel.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A black-comic psychological drama with poise and self-possession.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

With typically dark playfulness, Francois Ozon considers the student-teacher relationship and the uses of fiction as a key to accessing other lives.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Ozon weaves another spellbinding tale that mingles the real and imaginery with terrific effect.

5.0
0

Ozon's film about the infiltration of a gifted student into a middle class home is both playful but yet vicous and partly mean. Brilliantly played with great humour.

4.0
0

A little intrigue, a little mystery and lot of turns, even if it does become more predictable as it progresses.

3.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie - its nothing like you've seen before. The lines between fiction and nonfiction are blurred at times, the acting is good/great and I had a smile on my face the whole movie. Very different!

4.0
0