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Claire's Knee
7.8
/10
7,176 Ratings

CLAIRE'S KNEE

Le genou de Claire

Directed by Éric Rohmer
France, 1970
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Diplomat Jérôme, on a resort vacation, meets teenager Claire. Though engaged to be married, Jérôme falls hopelessly in love with Claire’s knee. Realizing that to be revealed as a fetishist would be ruinous for him, Jérôme does not act upon his obsession, but longs to fulfill his yearnings…

Synopsis

Diplomat Jérôme, on a resort vacation, meets teenager Claire. Though engaged to be married, Jérôme falls hopelessly in love with Claire’s knee. Realizing that to be revealed as a fetishist would be ruinous for him, Jérôme does not act upon his obsession, but longs to fulfill his yearnings…

Our take

Chronicling day-to-day struggles with desire and fidelity through his signature lightness of touch, Éric Rohmer takes us to the gorgeous Lake Annecy for this Six Moral Tales highlight. Starring Jean-Claude Brialy as the film’s neurotic center, Claire’s Knee is a whip-smart summertime comedy.