Throughout college I've taken narrative fiction classes and in all them there was always one topic that appeared, reliable narrator.
Within, In the House, the story that Claude writes through brings up the question of, how reliable is the narrator?
I don't think the answer to that question matters because my god is this film written well. Moving in and out of reality and imagination, the storytelling works and it hooks you.
Ozon's direction is clever and using the house as a way to evolve the story within the story. That house is a gateway to anything that could happen down Claude's rabbit hole, down his obsession.
Aaron and I are currently texting about what is really and what isn't. Thanks for the recommend.