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Claire's Knee (1970)
"Le genou de Claire" (original title)

GP  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  21 February 1971 (USA)
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On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter.

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Aurora Cornu ...
Aurora, the novelist
Béatrice Romand ...
Laura
Laurence de Monaghan ...
Claire
Michèle Montel ...
Madame Walter
Gérard Falconetti ...
Gilles
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Vincent
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Cultural attache Jerome spends his last holidays as a bachelor at Lake Annecy where he meets Aurora, an Italian writer and old friend. She talks him into a flirt with his landlady's teenage daughter, Laura, but he falls for Laura's half-sister Claire and develops a desire to caress her knee. Written by Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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The shadow of the boom mic is visible on the ground when Amber and Laura sit in the meadow, and then is seen on her shirt as she stands. See more »

Quotes

Jerome: Every woman has her most vulnerable point. For some, it's the nape of the neck, the waist, the hands. For Claire, in that position, in that light, it was her knee.
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Jean-Claude Brialy attracted by Laurence de Monaghan.
17 November 2001 | by (Nevers, France) – See all my reviews

On the point of getting married, Jean-Claude Brialy, a seductive diplomat in his thirties, spends his final holiday as a bachelor by the lake at Annecy. There he meets one of his friends, Aurora Cornu, a Rumanian novelist. Summertime sensuality, luminous images and subtle dialogue for a melancholic study of love, beautifully portrayed by Jean-Claude Brialy, perfect as the mature seducer.


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