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DANS LA MAISON - IN THE HOUSE

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DANS LA MAISON - IN THE HOUSE

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 100m 35s

BBFCInsight Contains strong language and sex and a scene of hanging

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) François Ozon

Cast includes Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Denis Ménochet, Yolande Moreau

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 22/04/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DANS LA MAISON - IN THE HOUSE is a subtitled French language drama in which a sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the life and home of a school friend. The boy documents his experiences and fantasies in a series of essays that attract the interest of his literature teacher. The film is rated 15 for strong language and sex and a scene of hanging.

There are seven subtitled uses of strong language ('f**k'), one of which is sexualised. There is also some mild and moderate bad language, including subtitled uses of the terms 'ass', 'asshole', 'bitches', 'shit' and 'prick'.

There is one scene of strong sex involving a married couple. The woman straddles her husband as he sits on their bed and thrusts into her. The couple appear to be naked, but other than a fleeting glimpse of the woman's bare breasts, all detail is concealed by thighs and arms. In another scene the sixteen-year-old principal character is seen in bed with a mature woman. Although it is implied that they have had sex, the scene includes no nudity nor sexual activity.

In a fantasy sequence a youth is seen hanging from the ceiling by his school tie, with his feet dangling a few inches from the floor. The scene includes no detail that is novel or which might usefully be copied.

A scene set in a gallery includes some sexual images within works of art. Examples include a painting of four penises arranged in the shape of a Swastika, inflatable sex dolls displayed in a glass case, and three freestanding sex dolls that respectively have the faces of Hitler, Stalin and Mao.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.

Details

Distributor(s)
Technicolor Polska
Classified date(s)
10/05/2013
Main language
French
Submitted run time
100m 35s
BBFC reference
AVF298391
Remarks
Subtitled

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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DANS LA MAISON - IN THE HOUSE

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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