In the House (film)

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In the House
Dans la maison (film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by François Ozon
Produced by
Screenplay by François Ozon
Based on The Boy in the Last Row
by Juan Mayorga
Music by Philippe Rombi
Cinematography Jérôme Alméras
Edited by Laure Gardette
  • La Banque Postale Images 5
  • Canal+
  • France 2 Cinéma
  • Mandarin Cinéma
  • Palatine Étoile 9
  • Région Ile-de-France
Distributed by Mars Distribution
Release date
  • 10 September 2012 (2012-09-10) (TIFF)
  • 3 October 2012 (2012-10-03) (France)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
Country France
Language French
Budget $9.2 million[2]
Box office $18.3 million[3]

In the House (French: Dans la maison) is a 2012 French mystery drama 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.[4]



François Ozon adapted the screenplay from Spanish writer Juan Mayorga's play The Boy in the Last Row. The film was produced through Mandarin Cinéma for a budget of 9.2 million euro. It received support from France 2 Cinéma and Mars Films. Filming took place during eight weeks in August and September 2011.[5]


The film opened in France on 3 October 2012 through Mars Distribution.[6]

Box office[edit]

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.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

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.[7] Metacritic gave the film a score of 72 out of 100, based on 25 critics.[8]


  1. ^ "DANS LA MAISON - IN THE HOUSE (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dans la maison". JP Box Office. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  3. ^ a b "In the House (2013) - International Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Official Selection Awards". San Sebastián International Film Festival. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (2011-10-18). "Details revealed about Ozon's Dans La Maison". Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Dans la maison". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
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