The fifth of Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales," Claire's Knee is a deliciously Rohmeresque story of sexual obsession. French diplomat Jerome (Jean-Claude Brialy), on a resort vacation, meets Claire (Laurence De Monaghan), the teen-aged daughter of a friend. Though engaged to be married, Jerome falls hopelessly in love -- not with Claire, but with Claire's knee. Realizing that to be revealed as a fetishist would be ruinous for him, Jerome does not act upon his obsession. Eventually he gets to fulfill his yearnings by placing his hand upon Claire's knee, a gesture which she assumes is out of sympathy for a personal crisis she is going through. Originally released as Le Genou de Claire, this film was the recipient of the Prix Louis Delluc and the Prix Melies.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 105min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/10/2001
- DVD Release Date: 03/31/1998
- Distributor(s): Columbia Pictures
Laurence de Monaghan
- Themes: Otherwise Engaged
- Tone: Racy,Cerebral,Humorous,Literate,Stylish,Witty,Talky
knee, love, vacation, crisis, fetish [sexual], obsession, self-deception, sexual
- Language: French