In the House (French: Dans la maison) is a 2012 French mystery comedy-drama film directed by François Ozon. The film’s screenplay by Ozon is based on Juan Mayorga’s play El chico de la última fila (The Boy in the Last Row).
The film was awarded the main prize at the 2012 San Sebastián International Film Festival, the Golden Shell, as well as the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay.
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.
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.