By 26th April 2006 No Comments

Jane Fonda won an academy award for her role as New York City prostitute Bree Daniels in Klute. She starred alongside Donald Sutherland in this Mystery thriller with a bit of romance sprinkled in. Donald Sutherlands character was the title name, he played John Klute. This film was made in 1971 and was very dark in places, I do think Sutherland was slightly shafted in the sense he didn’t even get an Oscar nomination.

Detective John Klute needs to find a missing man (whom he actually was friends with) and the only connection so far is a prostitute by the name of Bree Daniels. Bree has been getting persistent “silent phone calls” and believes she is being followed & Klute blackmails her into helping him. Klute falls for her and she has a strange “feeling” for him that she doesn’t seem to understand.

I actually really enjoy Klute, it’s one of those that you really have to watch to appreciate the intensity and emotion involved. The ending is pretty cool but I won’t reveal too much and spoil it for you. I thought both actors were really good and Jane Fonda was well deserving of the Oscar she won for her portrayal of Bree Daniels.