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A Look at François Ozon’s 'In the House': VIDEO


In the House, a film that's being talked about as gay French filmmaker François Ozon’s international breakthrough, opens in limited release on April 19 and features Fabrice Luchini as a frustrated author - married to gallerist Kristin Scott Thomas - who becomes swept up in the writing of a precocious student.

Here's an exclusive clip from the film that displays some of Ozon's interest in exploring sexuality.

In the clip, Claude (Ernst Umhauer) has been writing about his time spent in the house of his best friend Rapha (Bastien Ughetto). As he spends more and more time there tutoring Rapha, Claude begins to write about the family's private life. But the more he describes the house, the more he begins to blur the line between reality and fantasy.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I enjoyed this movie plenty... The gay kiss moment & storyline lasted less than a minute I think.

    Posted by: George F | Apr 17, 2013 11:54:31 AM

  2. Kind of charming....but for some reason I think of Henri, the melancholy cat.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Apr 17, 2013 1:31:56 PM

  3. I've loved Ozon even since 8 Femmes (8 Women)... he's a very gifted filmmaker and deserves to be known more.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Apr 17, 2013 2:05:48 PM

  4. The film is based in a spanish theatre play. The author is a teacher, and wrote the play based in a work of one of his students who disturbed him a lot

    Posted by: jjose712 | Apr 17, 2013 2:45:32 PM

  5. I saw it back in September. It's a fun movie - think of Woody Allen doing a mystery - Kristen Scott Thomas is great, as she almost always is when she works in French.

    Posted by: Mike TTG | Apr 17, 2013 3:29:53 PM

  6. I am mostly familiar with Ozon's from short films:
    Action vérité (1994) (Truth or Dare)
    Une robe d'été (1996) (A Summer Dress)
    X2000 (1998)
    La petite mort (2000) (Little Death)

    There's a good collection of shorts:
    Scènes de lit (1998) (Bedtime Stories)

    I'm looking forward to seeing some Ozon features now that you've reminded me to seek them out.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 17, 2013 4:58:31 PM

  7. Ozon has already made some great haunting movies- including "Time to Leave" (2005), "Swimming Pool " (2003) and "Under The Sand"(2000).

    Posted by: jaragon | Apr 17, 2013 5:58:54 PM

  8. "Time to Leave" is my favorite French movie ever. I can't wait to see this.

    Posted by: Charles | Apr 17, 2013 6:01:28 PM

  9. water drops on burning rocks
    ozon directs, fassbinder wrote it
    campy, and fun
    check out the trailer on the link

    Posted by: jw | Apr 17, 2013 9:23:40 PM

  10. 8 Femmes wasn't his international breakthrough?

    Posted by: Marco | Apr 18, 2013 12:37:35 AM

  11. Ozon Trivia:

    The acto who played the boyfriend who has a thing for the Sylvie Vartan's French cover of Cher's Bang Bang in Une robe d'été (1996) (A Summer Dress) was the choreographer for the 8 women cast's dances.

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Apr 18, 2013 2:08:46 AM

  12. Correction: Not Vartan, who also covered the same song but it was Sheila.

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Apr 18, 2013 2:16:26 AM

  13. Sébastien Charles also choreographed that unforgettable song and dance scene in water drops on burning rocks.

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Apr 18, 2013 2:20:27 AM

  14. I loved "Swimming Pool". The soundtrack was equally good.

    Posted by: Dr.Theopolis | Apr 18, 2013 4:00:34 PM

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