In the House (Dans la Maison) trailer, excellent French thriller
I was lucky enough to see In the House (Dans la Maison) just the other week and I loved it, actually I'm not entirely sure if I'm still under embargo for it but how can I get into trouble when it's such a good thriller? It's not a thriller in the standard terms you might expect, this is intelligent and thoughtful and very, very clever.
I've stopped myself from starting to write a mini review there, suffice to say it's a really good film and it's well worth you taking time to watch it. Let's see the trailer to give you another nudge in the right direction.
The film is adapted from the Juan Mayorga play by François Ozon who also directs. In front of the camera we see Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Ménochet and a great performance from Ernst Umhauer.
Here's the blurb for In the House to give you an idea of why this is a rather unusual story:
Sixteen-year-old Claude (Ernst Unhauer) insinuates himself into the house of fellow high school student Rapha (Bastien Ughetto), writing about his family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction for his jaded literature teacher Germain (Fabrice Luchini). Intrigued by this gifted and unusual student, Germain rediscovers his taste for teaching, but the boy's intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays Germain's wife, Jeanne, a contemporary art gallery director who avidly follows Claude's semi-imaginary escapades, while Emmanuelle Seigner plays Rapha's mom, Claude's object of desire.
Unusual, but really good, that's what In the House is. I am a huge fan of Kristen Scott Thomas but the film isn't all about her, she's a supporting actress and while that was what drew me to it I was quickly won over by the story and the two leads.
Here's the trailer through TrailerAddict for In the House (Dans la Maison):
Seriously, you want to see this.