Klute

Klute

Synopsis

"I love inhibitions because they're so nice to get rid of." New York call girl Bree Daniels says. Jane Fonda is the star of Klute, a moody detective thriller in the noir style, and received an unexpected Oscar at the lowest point of her popularity with middlebrow America. But her showcase performance as Bree, a prostitute stalked by a psychopath, wouldn’t work without Donald Sutherland’s contrasting portrayal of John Klute, an introverted detective drawn into Bree’s world when he taps her phone and follows her. It’s a very subtle and self-effacing performance in which Sutherland finds a way to portray basic decency without becoming sentimental. The gradual development of the love affair between him and Fonda is beautifully handled by both actors.

Technical Specs

Director: Alan J. Pakula
Year: 1971
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 114 min
Colour: Colour