Splendidly captivating French film by director François Ozon whose previous output has always been interesting but his films haven’t been very even. This one, Dans la maison, draws you in from the very first few minutes. By the time the teacher finishes reading one his pupils essays on what it’s like to get inside the middle class house of one of his classmates you’ll be on the edge of your seat. As well as a hypnotic, brooding performance from Ernst Umhauer as the central character the directors use of his absence, letting us know him only by his words, adds to his mystique. On top of all that, it’s very funny.
Link: In The House