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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François Ozon

Writers:

Juan Mayorga (play), François Ozon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrice Luchini ... Germain Germain
Ernst Umhauer Ernst Umhauer ... Claude Garcia
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Jeanne Germain
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Esther Artole
Denis Ménochet ... Rapha Artole père
Bastien Ughetto Bastien Ughetto ... Rapha Artole fils
Jean-François Balmer ... Le proviseur du lycée Gustave Flaubert
Yolande Moreau ... Les jumelles Rosalie et Eugénie
Catherine Davenier Catherine Davenier ... Anouk - la secrétaire
Vincent Schmitt Vincent Schmitt ... Bernard - le prof de maths
Jacques Bosc Jacques Bosc ... Monsieur Garcia - le père de Claude
Stéphanie Campion ... La première femme au balcon
Diana Stewart ... La deuxième femme au balcon
Ronny Pong Ronny Pong ... Le Chinois
Jana Bittnerová ... La doublure de la jumelle (as Jana Bittnerova)
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Storyline

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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There's always a way in.


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

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Trivia

Writer and Director François Ozon's parents were teachers. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Claude Garcia: Continues.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown as if they were hand-written on graph paper. See more »

Connections

Referenced in La noche de...: La noche de... En la casa (2018) See more »

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March in D major K.445
Compose par Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A Mozart)
® & © Koka Classical
Avec l'aimable autorisation de UPPM France
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Almost Like An Irresistible Novel Which You Never Wanna Put Down!
28 May 2013 | by akash_sebastianSee 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 October 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

In the House See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,441, 21 April 2013

Gross USA:

$389,757

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,190,771
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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