In the House
16-year-old Claude writes a style that arouses the interest of French teacher Germain. The style is a well-formulated rendition of the home of Claude's classmate. Germain becomes curious about the student's literary talent, and he encourages him to write further about what he observes. The teacher is drawn into the boy's depiction of life within the four walls of the house and especially the interest in the classmate's mother. This triggers a series of incidents that neither Claude nor Germain have control over.
In the House is a black comedy with thriller elements reminiscent of Woody Allen at its best. François Ozon is the director behind films such as Swimming Pool and Potiche - Frustrated French Lady. This is his sharpest, cheekiest and best film in many years.