The Man in the Basement


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Jan 28 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, Jan 29 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Jan 30 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Jan 31 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Feb 1 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Feb 2 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:114 minutes
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Philippe Le Guay
Cast:François Cluzet
Jérémie Renier
Bérénice Bejo


In this taut psychological thriller, a benign real estate deal becomes a sinister standoff between a bourgeois French couple and a dangerous negationist.

A Parisian architect (Jérémie Renier) sells his flat’s unused cellar to a former history teacher (François Cluzet), well-mannered and seemingly normal. But when he takes up residence, the stranger’s secret life as an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist emerges.

As the couple struggles to rescind the sale, the increasingly menacing buyer insinuates himself with their naive teenage daughter, turning the family’s idyllic world upside down.

Provocative and superbly acted, this tense scenario based on a true story will keep audiences guessing from one moment to the next.