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by Philippe Le Guay


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.

international title: The Man in the Basement
original title: L'Homme de la cave
working title: La Menace
country: France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Philippe Le Guay
film run: 114'
release date: FR 13/10/2021, BE 13/10/2021, IT 2/06/2022
screenplay: Philippe Le Guay, Gilles Taurand
cast: François Cluzet, Jérémie Renier, Bérénice Bejo, Martine Chevallier, Jack Claudany, Antoine Levannier, Jonathan Zaccaï
cinematography by: Guillaume Deffontaines
art director: Thybault D'Anzul
music: Bruno Coulais
producer: Anne-Dominique Toussaint
production: Les Films des Tournelles, France 2 Cinéma
distributor: Ad Vitam, Athena Films

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