Eric Rohmer

Claire’s Knee

Claire’s Knee

“Why would I tie myself to one woman?” asks Jerôme in Claire’s Knee, though he plans to marry a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. He spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse, nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and, more tantalizingly, her long-legged, blonde, older half sister, Claire. Baring her knee on a ladder under a blooming cherry tree, Claire unwittingly incites a moral crisis for Jerôme while creating an image that is both the iconic emblem of Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales and one of French cinema’s most enduring moments.

Film Info

  • Eric Rohmer
  • France
  • 1970
  • 106 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.37:1
  • French
  • Spine #347

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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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