In The House (Dans la maison) Friday, 05 June 2020

In The House (Dans la maison)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sex scene and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    Author, editor and reader reside in a discordant trilogy.

  • Starring:

    Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Ménochet, Bastien Ughetto

  • Directed by:

    François Ozon

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    A woman is forcibly shoved. Suicide (hanging). A man confesses he burned someone's car. A young man is hit, beaten. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody graze on eyebrow.


    A couple have sex; a teenager watches. A teen boy seduces/kisses married women (sex is implied). Fellatio (painting). Kissing (male-male). Nudity: A nude couple have sex; breast visible. An art exhibition contains blow-up dolls, paintings/drawings of nude women and penises. Men are seen naked (from behind) in a shower room. A young man showers (seen from chest up). Dressing, undressing (male and female). Revealing nightwear. A couple discuss his visit to a strip club.


    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits, champagne). A drug deal is seen from a distance. Paracetamol, Xanax, Temesta (mentioned).


    F-words, s-words, a-words, slang and actual terms for genitalia. Derogatory terms for females, males and homosexuals. Religious references. Ethnic, sexual and gender stereotyping.


    Writing, self-expression, story-telling, blurring fiction and non-fiction, black comedy, muses, teacher-student relationships, families, friendship, teenage boys, teenage fantasies, imagination, education, confessions, journaling, art, literature, cheating, voyeurism, curiosity, inappropriate behaviour, coming-of-age, character development, criticism, infidelity.


    Absent mother, unemployed/infirm father, pregnancy, sterility, cancer (mentioned). Dog. Pigs (mentioned). Thunder. X-ray. Original title is Dans la maison.


    Clever, multilayered, imaginative, deadpan. Funny and quirky black comedy.


    Loses momentum.

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