I have not been to the cinema since Star Trek
So tonight I went to Theatre Clwyd and saw something with subtitles!
The black comic/ thriller In The House has an interesting premise.
What would happen when a bored teacher , Germain ( Woody Allen look-a-like Fabrice Luchine) becomes obsessed with the writings of a talented pupil? Personal stories which are apparently based on meetings the pupil , Claude ( Ernst Umhauer) constructs with the family of a fellow pupil.
Initially the stories hint at the sexual obsession Claude has for Esther, the lonely mother of the family, but then things take an odd turn of events when Germain tries to manipulate the reality of the situation in order to help Claude write a better story.
This is a witty film that has a lot to say about the blurring the lines of reality, voyeurism and the pain of being sixteen, but I couldn't help feeling that it would have made a better thriller rather than a slightly confusing but clever comic satire.