Claire's Knee Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean-Claude Brialy, Béatrice Romand, Fabrice Luchini, Aurora Cornu

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Claire's Knee

CLAIRE'S KNEE (Le Genou de Claire) is a movie written and directed by Eric Rohmer in 1970. The picture won the 1971 Louis Delluc Prize.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Jerome, 35 years old, is on the verge of getting married. His friend Aurora, a writer, asks him to flirt with the 16 years old Laura who seems to have fallen in love with him. Jerome, persuaded that no woman can seduce him because of his love for his future wife, accepts.

But soon Laura is not interested anymore in him and Jérôme begins to notice the beauty of Laura's sister, Claire. The mocking Aurora observes how Jérôme is dealing with his moral dilemma.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Claire's Knee

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   dating someone for bet/gag Lover is...    -   much older/younger

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   diplomat Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Claire's Knee

Claire's Knee Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian