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

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery  |  10 October 2012 (France)
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A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernst Umhauer ...
Bastien Ughetto ...
Jean-François Balmer ...
Le proviseur du lycée Gustave Flaubert
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
La deuxième femme au balcon
Ronny Pong ...
Le Chinois
Jana Bittnerova ...
La doublure de la jumelle


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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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

En la casa  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


$354,244 (USA) (24 May 2013)

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1.85 : 1
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Both François Ozon's parents were teachers. See more »


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


[last lines]
Claude Garcia: To be continued.
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References Match Point (2005) See more »


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Arrangement de Thierry Woelfel
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Where is this skin on this onion?
31 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a very interesting film taking both the point of view of a sixteen year old school boy and that of a middle aged teacher, with you dear viewer, playing yet another role. Ah ha, so, what we start with is a perhaps knowingly voyeuristic homework task set by the bored literacy tutor. Then we have the youth delivering precisely the kind of inflammatory story that reignites the tutor's interest. It's a dangerous game they both play - almost as if the boy were repeating the tutor's own youth with his post hoc adult knowledge. The innocents in this tale are ignored - or rather, their real stories are overlooked by both boy writer and his tutor whilst they play their silly game. The tutor's wife sees through the whole charade but then even her story is corrupted by inclusion in the boy's story-making. You, the viewer, need to pick carefully through the evidence you are presented. Do you want the boy to succeed? Do you want to encourage the teacher? Shame on you! You've gone down a garden path you should never have entered! Brilliant!

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