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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: The Man in the Basement

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January 14, 2023 7:30 PM
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Saturday, January 14, 2023
7:30 pm
114 minutes
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The Man in the Basement (2022)

Director: Phillippe Le Guay

Screenwriters: Marc Weitzmann

Stars:  Francois Cluzet, Jeremie Renier, Berenice Bejo

Language:  French with subtitles

In this taut psychological thriller, a benign real estate deal becomes a sinister standoff between a bourgeois French couple and a dangerous negationist. A Parisian architect (Jérémie Renier) sells his flat’s unused cellar to a former history teacher (François Cluzet), well-mannered and seemingly normal. But when he takes up residence, the stranger’s secret life as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist emerges. As the couple struggles to rescind the sale, the increasingly menacing buyer insinuates himself with their naive teenage daughter, turning the family’s idyllic world upside down. Provocative and superbly acted, this nightmare scenario based on a true story will keep audiences guessing from one unsettling moment to the next.

Call the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk for the Festival Pass, which includes all four films and a discount.

Movies in the 2023 Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: 

Karaoke - Wednesday, January 11th, 7:00pm

Speer Goes to Hollywood- Thursday, January 12th, 7:00pm

The Man in the Basement - Saturday, January 14th, 7:30pm

Farewell, Mr. Haffman - Sunday, January 15th, 3:00pm

For more information on the festival, visit BRJFF's website by clicking here.

Masks are welcome, but not required in all Manship Theatre Spaces.

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend.