In the House (Dans la Maison)

Feature Film | FR 2012 | 104' | Subtitled English

A frustrated teacher tries to engage his pupils in literature – and a 16 year old boy in the last row shows some astonishing essayistic talent. He provocatively dissects the bourgeois household of a classmate – as well as the assumed private life of his teacher. But this is where reality and fiction starts to blur, and the pupil becomes the teacher in a desperate spiral of betrayal, illusion and – literature. Just like in SWIMMING POOL, Ozon in his 13th feature film once again tackles the interactions between literature and reality. This is already Ozon’s fourth theater adaption, this time based on Juan Mayorga’s THE BOY IN THE LAST ROW. With his typical elegance and a stellar cast centered around Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Ménochet, and Fabrice Luchini, Ozon once dances on the edge of all kinds of genres – this time being anti-establishment comedy, thoughtful marital drama and a bitter tragedy of friendship and betrayal.

Eric & Nicolas Altmayer, Claudie Ossard
François Ozon
François Ozon
Jérôme Alméras
Laure Gardette
Niels Barletta, Mélanie Mourey
Benjamin Caillaud
Production Design
Manuel Demoulling, Anne Pelosi, Thibaut Peschard
Sarah Teper
Principal Cast
Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Ménochet, Fabrice Luchini
Production Company
FOZ/Mandarin Cinema/Wild Bunch

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Selected filmography François Ozon

Weitere Filme aus dem Werk von François Ozon sind dieses Jahr ebenfalls in der Retrospektive der Cologne Conference zu sehen!