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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.

Director:

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 Bittnerova Jana Bittnerova ... La doublure de la jumelle
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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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 October 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

En la casa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,214, 21 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$354,244, 26 May 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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[last lines]
Claude Garcia: To be continued.
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Dynasty Tching Memories
Interprete par Wang Shu Imperial Orchestra
Arrangement de Thierry Woelfel
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Avec l'aimable autorisation de FGL Productions S.A
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Provocative, romantic and unconventional
31 July 2013 | by George WrightSee all my reviews

Francois Ozon is the director of this provocative and unusual film that takes the viewer inside the minds of the characters. It is not a traditional movie with a beginning and an end but a study of a period in the lives of different people. In this movie, a high school student named Claude catches the attention of his teacher named Germain, through an essay that explores the family of another student, named Raffa. Claude has begun to tutor Raffa in mathematics. At first the teacher, as the student's mentor, is hesitant about the breach of privacy with this series of essays but succumbs to the the temptation to become a voyeur. Each essay ends with the notation...To Be Continued. Both student and teacher are seen as outsiders in their own worlds and are strangely attracted to the family. The student gently mocks the family he is observing as dull and middle class. The teacher can understand this estrangement from their world because Claude is from a different world and the teacher himself is something of an outsider in his own world. He encourages the boy to continue his writing because he feels the boy has potential as a writer. As the movie goes along, we see the family of Raffa behaving as many other families pursuing money and status. The boy and his father are both named Raffa so they become the Raffas (plural). The student has a romantic interest in the mother, who seems to be the real reason he wants to explore the home. The desire for sexual encounters is present throughout the movie and seems to come out in a few surprising and light hearted episodes. We also see how Raffa and Claude interact with their teacher and the other students and their own families. The wives of Germain the teacher and Raffa Sr. are also interesting with one a traditional woman handling the domestic lives of the two Raffas. Meanwhile, Germain's wife manages an art gallery for two wealthy sisters, who she is trying to keep happy by making the gallery profitable. The movie is an interesting view of modern angst with the pressures to conform competing with the desire to be independent and on occasion, straying from the accepted standards. All in all, it is a provocative look at the different lives of people who interact and occasionally come into conflict. At the end, we see the message: to be continued.


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