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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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Near the end of the movie, Jerôme and Claire Annecy are going by boat to Annecy but have to seek refuge under a shelter because of a storm. During their conversation, the irregular flow of the watering device used to create the big rain can be clearly heard. See more »

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Jerome: The turmoil she arouses in me gives me a sort of right over her.
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one of the best movies made by Rohmer
1 October 1998 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best movies of Rohmer's earlier series of moral tales. The movie wonderfully depicts the complicated relatioship between the hero and his desires, represented by Claire, and the reality of Claire's younger sister, who as masterfully played by Beatrice Romand. This is a wonderful comedy of manners, in which we can laugh at all the characters, how in their attempts to fool others, they only fool themselves. Rohmer has intricately plotted every action, I enjoyed every moment of the film.


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