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The Man in the Basement (2023)

Opens on January 27

Director: Philippe Le Guay Run Time: 114 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Bérénice Bejo, François Cluzet, Jérémie Renier, Jonathan Zaccaï, Martine Chevallier

Country: France
Language: French

About the film:

A Parisian couple decides to sell an unsanitary basement in their building. A very ordinary, nondescript man, Mr. Fonzic, shows up to buy it. Nothing unusual there, until the man moves into the cellar and makes it his permanent residence. The couple tries desperately to cancel the sale but to no avail. Worse, Mr. Fonzic becomes a threat to their family as he befriends their teenage daughter on whom he seems to exert a perverted influence.

About the filmmaker:

Philippe Le Guay is a French screenwriter, film director and occasional actor. He studied film at the IDHEC and began his career as a screenwriter before directing his first feature film Les Deux Fragonard in 1989. He is best known for his critically acclaimed work on The Women on the 6th Floor (2010), which was well received at the French box office, and the César Award-nominated Bicycling with Molière (2013).

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