In The House

In The House

Synopsis

François Ozon's drama explores the relationship between a literature professor and the talented pupil whose gift for description he attempts to nurture. Germain (Fabrice Luchini) usually despairs about the quality of the creative writing his pupils produce so when he receives a piece from the previously unremarkable student Claude that displays promise he is moved to pledge assistance to the boy. Complicating matters somewhat is the fact that Claude writes about the household of a friend whose mother (Emmanuelle Seigner) he has a crush on and whose mundane lives amuse him. As Germain offers Claude advice on how to improve the dramatic tension within his submissions, the line between fiction and reality begins to blur.

Technical Specs

Director: François Ozon
Year: 2012
Country: France
Language: French
Duration: 100 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: 15
Alternate Title: Dans La Maison