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.
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
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