The Man in the Basement

After a Jewish couple (Jérémie Renier and The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo) sells their basement to a former history teacher (The Intouchables’ François Cluzet), they discover his secret life as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist. As the couple struggles to rescind the sale, the buyer befriends their naive teenage daughter.

“A terrific dramatic thriller. Gripping, smart and timely. Deftly capture the insidious, manipulative ways that hatemongers and revisionists can calmly gaslight their critics and, to some more impressionable observers, seem fleetingly reasonable in the process.”

The Los Angeles Times

“Cluzet and Renier are superb.”

“The performances are impeccable, and the film’s structural elements are deftly handled across the board.”

The Wrap

“As provocative, intelligent and suspenseful as anything you are likely to see this year. A film that should be required viewing on both sides of the Congressional aisle.”


awards & festivals

Seattle International Film Festival - 2022