Michel Descombes is a watchmaker in the district of Saint-Paul, Lyons. He lives quietly, alone with his almost grown-up son, Bernard. One day, the police come and say Bernard murdered a FACTORY OWNER. Superintendent Guiboud asks Michel for help. But Michel realizes how little he knows about his son. He also starts to feel he is unable to blame his son. Written by
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The little girl on the train at the beginning of the film is Tiffany Tavernier, the filmmaker's daughter. See more
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Referenced in Les nuits brûlantes de Linda