Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Philippe Noiret plays the clockmaker whose existence
is shattered by the news that his son has been accused of a political
murder. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon. "Tavernier invests the film
with details--from the personal and domestic to the widely cultural--and
political observations...this perspective combines with Noiret's humbly
intelligent performance to strip the film, even in its tenderest moments, of
melodrama" (Pacific Film Archive). A.k.a. The Watchmaker of St. Paul.
French with English subtitles. 105 minutes.