Eric Rohmer

Claire’s Knee

Claire’s Knee

“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and, more tantalizingly, Laura’s long-legged, blonde stepsister, Claire. Baring her knee on a ladder under a blooming cherry tree, Claire unwittingly instigates Jerôme’s moral crisis and creates both one of French cinema’s most enduring moments and what has become the iconic image of Rohmer’s Moral Tales.

Film Info

  • Eric Rohmer
  • France
  • 1970
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  • Spine #347

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Eric Rohmer
  • Rohmer’s short film The Curve (1999)
  • An excerpt from the French television program Le journal du cinéma, featuring interviews with Jean-Claude Brialy, Béatrice Romand, and Laurence de Monahagan
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Available In

Collector's Set

Six Moral Tales

Six Moral Tales

DVD Box Set

6 Discs

$79.96

Out Of Print

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Eric Rohmer
  • Rohmer’s short film The Curve (1999)
  • An excerpt from the French television program Le journal du cinéma, featuring interviews with Jean-Claude Brialy, Béatrice Romand, and Laurence de Monahagan
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
Claire’s Knee
Cast
Jean-Claude Brialy
Jerôme
Aurora Cornu
Aurora
Béatrice Romand
Laura
Laurence de Monaghan
Claire
Michèle Montel
Madame Walter
Gérard Falconetti
Gilles
Fabrice Luchini
Vincent
Credits
Director
Eric Rohmer
Producer
Barbet Schroeder
Producer
Pierre Cottrell
Cinematography
Nestor Almendros
Cinematography
Jean-Claude Rivière
Cinematography
Philippe Rousselot
Sound
Jean-Pierre Ruh
Sound
Michel Laurent
Editing
Cécile Decugis
Editing
Martine Kalfon
Associate producer
Alfred de Graaff
Continuity
Michel Fleury
Gaffer
Jean-Claude Gasché
Still photography
Bernard Prim

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