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The Man in the Basement (L’homme De La Cave)

The Man in the Basement

Jewish Parisians Simon and Helen decide to sell a basement in their building. However, the man (François Cluzet, The Intouchables) who buys it has a troubled past, and as his motivations and antisemitism are revealed the couple's life is turned upside down. The couple tries desperately to cancel the sale but to no avail. Worse still, the new owner becomes a threat to Simon and Helen's family as he befriends their teenage daughter on whom he seems to exert a perverted influence. A captivating and unsettling domestic thriller.

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    Philippe Le Guay

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    French (English subtitles)

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