The Man In The Basement

By Philippe Le Guay 2021 L'Homme de la cave Feature Film
The Man In The Basement
  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • Psychology
For his new film, Philippe Le Guay (Service Entrance) ventures for the first time on the grounds of domestic thriller, and delivers a captivating story of manipulation, featuring a frightening performance by François Cluzet.

Synopsis

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.