Highly recommended - but definitely 'of its time'
- Klute review by RP
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'Klute' is John Klute (played by Donald Sutherland), a cop acting as a private investigator, hunting for a missing Pennsylvania businessman who has disappeared leaving clues implicating a New York call girl, Bree Daniels (played by Jane Fonda). Klute strikes up a relationship, investigates a series of deaths and identifies the killer. Straightforward stuff you might say, but what makes this film unusual is its subject matter. 40+ years ago films dealing with a prostitute as the leading female character were few and far between, and Jane Fonda won a well-deserved Oscar for Best Actress. The film looks a little dated now, but is most definitely 'of its time' and gives a snapshot picture of 1970s life – typewriters, ringing telephones, 1970s hairstyles, fashions and dance styles etc. Highly recommended – 4/5 stars. [Aside: A Region 2 copy of 'Klute' on DVD can be moderately difficult to get hold of – my copy is a Spanish import. Although this is a genuine copy, the quality of the transfer to DVD is not high. But this could be explained by the film being over 40 years old...]