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In the House (2012)
"Dans la maison" (original title)

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A high school French teacher gets increasingly drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

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Germain Germain
Ernst Umhauer ...
Claude Garcia
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Jeanne Germain
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Esther Artole
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Rapha Artole père
Bastien Ughetto ...
Rapha Artole fils
Jean-François Balmer ...
Le proviseur du lycée Gustave Flaubert
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Les jumelles Rosalie et Eugénie
Catherine Davenier ...
Anouk - la secrétaire
Vincent Schmitt ...
Bernard - le prof de maths
Jacques Bosc ...
Monsieur Garcia - le père de Claude
Stéphanie Campion ...
La première femme au balcon
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La deuxième femme au balcon
Ronny Pong ...
Le Chinois
Jana Bittnerova ...
La doublure de la jumelle
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A 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. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events. Written by Production

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10 October 2012 (France)  »

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$35,214 (USA) (19 April 2013)

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$354,244 (USA) (24 May 2013)
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Ernst Umhauer said this about the character he plays in the movie: "He confuses his writing with reality and turns everything in his path upside-down. He has no distance, it takes him a long time to realize his words are stinging and can do damage. He's smart, but not very conscious of his responsibility". See more »

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(at around 1h 35 mins) While Claude is walking through park, his hair is parted on different sides between shots. See more »

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Claude Garcia: To be continued.
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Dynasty Tching Memories
Interprete par Wang Shu Imperial Orchestra
Arrangement de Thierry Woelfel
®2002 FGL Productions S.A, © Editions FGL
Avec l'aimable autorisation de FGL Productions S.A
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a perfect balance between suspense and entertainment
7 May 2013 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

There are certainly many meanings underneath the veil of comedy of this movie. Indeed, defining "Dans la maison" a comedy would be reductive, in the same way as thriller sounds out of tune. And it's really difficult to assign a precise category to it. It's a multifaceted movie, showing different levels of interpretation. From the point of view of the teacher, it's a subtle reflection of a middle aged failed man, who has to come to terms with his failure as a writer, and his incapability to inspire enthusiasm in class of bored students. From the point of view of the wives, it's a refined portrait of middle aged unsatisfied women, and their need to find any kind of escape or consolation. But above all, the movie offers a lucid and intelligent gaze on people's voyeuristic curiosity, on how much we are ready to do in order to see what happens behind closed doors and walls, and here the pair teacher-student works perfectly, and develops through the quick-paced writing of a story where the boundaries between reality and fiction become more and more faded, thus making it intriguing and engrossing. On this aspect, the movie is also a reflection on the process itself of artistic creation, which can seduce the reader or the viewer with an incredible power of attraction. A movie which certainly offers a perfect balance between suspense and entertainment, supported by a talented young and mature cast, involving the viewer till the utmost, and moving us to an unpredictable and gripping finale.


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