Claire's Knee

Claire's Knee

Facts and Figures

Run time: 105 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 21st February 1971

Distributed by: Media Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Les Films du Losange

Reviews 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 19 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Jerome, as Claire, Béatrice Romand as Laura, as Aurora, Michèle Montel as Madame Walter, Gérard Falconetti as Gilles, as Vincent

Claire's Knee Review

Lechery in the guise of art, and what could be more fun? Eric Rohmer's fifth "moral tale" tells us of a man obsessed with nubile young girls, particularly a young blonde's... well, you guessed it. Our hero is about to get married, you see, and he just doesn't feel ready to go through with it. So he chats up a couple of young girls, including the titular Claire, who doesn't show up until 47 minutes into the film. Eventually he gets to touch her leg. This is the only flat-out repulsive moral tale and the only one that doesn't really make much sense. Claire's Knee purports to be about love but comes across as little more than infantile.

For more discussion of the "six moral tales," see the review of My Night at Maud's.

Aka Le Genou de Claire.