In The House


Gate Picturehouse, Notting Hill


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In The House

A clever psychological comedy about erotic obsession

François Ozon has 13 full-length features under his belt and a reputation for being one of the most innovative directors of our time. His talents stretch from dramatic intensity in Under The Sand to sexually charged delirium in Swimming Pool. His new feature film, In The House, had tongues wagging long before it was completed. With a stellar cast and a story line so twisted that it rivals any tenacious drama out there, it is clear to see that all the hype was well grounded. The film follows Germain (Fabrice Luchini), a middle aged school teacher whose vocational spirit has been eroded over time. A new student, 16 year old Claude (Ernst Umhauer) whose creative writing talent sparked new fire in Germain's soul, is a deep and dark individual. The young prodigy soon enthrals both his teacher and his wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) as inter-generational lust and deception take over. 'Ozon's new film, the teasing comedy In the House, touches on a number of his recurrent concerns, among them the nature of creativity and stories within stories, and it is, I think, his best work to date.' - Phillip French, The Guardian. General admission. Over 18s only please.

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