Belmont World Film

THE MAN IN THE BASEMENT (Only online, 4/26-5/2)

Expired May 2, 2022 11:00 PM
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Discussion with Jennifer Cazenave, Assistant Professor of French at Boston University, where she teaches courses in 20th and 21st century French cinema, literature, and theory and is affiliated with the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, on Zoom on Monday, May 2, at 7:00 PM. She is also the author of An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s “Shoah,” a comprehensive examination of the 220 hours of filmic material Claude Lanzmann excluded from his 1985 Holocaust opus.

To participate in the online discussion on Monday, May 2, at 7 PM, please register in advance here to receive the Zoom link.

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Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Jérémie Renier (Polisse), and François Cluzet (The Untouchables with Omar Sy) star in a domestic thriller, featuring a captivating story of manipulation. When an interfaith Parisian couple decides to sell an unsanitary basement in their building that's been in the family since before the Holocaust, a very ordinary man shows up to buy it. When the man moves into the cellar and makes it his permanent residence and begins murmuring anti-Semitic and Holocaust-denying remarks, the couple tries desperately to cancel the sale and get entangled in legal problems.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    114 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
  • Note
    Only available online; online discussion Monday, April 18 @ 7 PM
  • Director
    Philippe Le Guay
  • Cast
    Bérénice Bejo, Jérémie Renier. François Cluzet