Release date10 September 2012 (2012-09-10) (TIFF)3 October 2012 (2012-10-03) (France) Based onThe Boy in the Last Row by Juan Mayorga WriterJuan Mayorga (play), Francois Ozon (screenplay) Initial releaseOctober 10, 2012 (Belgium) CastFabrice Luchini (Germain), Kristin Scott Thomas (Jeanne), Emmanuelle Seigner (Esther), Denis Ménochet (Rapha père), Jean-François Balmer (Le proviseur), Fabrice Colson (Client de la galerie) Similar moviesCracks, The Boy Next Door, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Bad Teacher, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, The Hunt TaglineThere's always a way in.
A teenager insinuates himself into another students house and writes about it for a class. His teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work but the teens intrusion unleashes a series of uncontrollable events.
In the House (French: ) is a 2012 French mystery comedy-drama film directed by Francois Ozon. The films screenplay by Ozon is based on Juan Mayorgas play El chico de la ultima fila (The Boy in the Last Row).
The film was awarded the main prize at the 2012 San Sebastian International Film Festival, the Golden Shell, as well as the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay.
A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.
Francois Ozon adapted the screenplay from Spanish writer Juan Mayorgas play The Boy in the Last Row. The film was produced through Mandarin Cinema for a budget of 9.2 million euro. It received support from France 2 Cinema and Mars Films. Filming took place during eight weeks in August and September 2011.
The film opened in France on 3 October 2012 through Mars Distribution.
In the House earned $9,529,425 in France and $17,860,068 altogether overseas while grossing $389,757 in the United States for a worldwide total of $18,249,825.
The film has received critical acclaim. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 89% of 81 critics gave the film a positive review, for an average rating of 7.4/10. Metacritic gave the film a score of 72 out of 100, based on 25 critics.