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Dans la maison (2012)

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

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10 October 2012 (France)  »

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En la casa  »

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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: Continues.
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Dynasty Tching Memories
Interprete par Wang Shu Imperial Orchestra
Arrangement de Thierry Woelfel
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Almost Like An Irresistible Novel Which You Never Wanna Put Down!
28 May 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Francois Ozon's latest film is almost like an irresistible novel which you never wanna put down. The different ways in which he develops the characters is quite fascinating to watch.

Germain is a bored French professor who finds most of his students uninteresting or untalented. Then he becomes infatuated with a student's (Claude) essays, which are about a friend's family's life to which Claude has got a way into. Both their infatuations and fascinations make them take interesting actions which lead to almost disastrous consequences.

The final scene makes you wonder whether you too, like Germain, get the same voyeuristic pleasure watching others' intimate lives unfold in front you.

Ozon's movies have some some sort of charm which always keep you hooked till the end. I remember enjoying his last movie, Potiche; but unlike his last movie, this one is quite thought-provoking and gives various dimensions to character-development.


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