In writer/director François Ozon's (Swimming Pool) dramatic thriller In the House, 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. Germain's wife Jeanne (Kristin Scott-Thomas), a contemporary art gallery director, avidly follows Claude's semi-imaginary escapades, while Rapha's mom (Emmanuelle Seigner) is Claude's object of desire.
Winner of the Critics Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Fully subtitled)