DVD & Blu-ray review: In the House (15)

François Ozon DVD/Blu-ray (106mins)

Fabrice Luchini's jaded high-school literature teacher, Germain, becomes fixated by the handwritten anecdotes of his enigmatic 16-year-old pupil Claude (Ernst Umhauer). The stories centre on Claude's observations of a classmate's unhappy family; the bored, beautiful mother (Emmanuelle Seigner) and the bonehead dad (Denis Ménochet). The pedantic Germain encourages his charge to develop his talent and embellish his observations. It can't end well for Germain, imperilling his job, his marriage (to Kristen Scott Thomas's gallery owner) and sanity.