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The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
"L'horloger de Saint-Paul" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  28 June 1976 (USA)
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A Watchmaker finds out one day that his son has become a murderer. He tries to understand for whom and why.

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Jacques Denis ...
Antoine - un ami de Michel
Yves Afonso ...
L'officer de police Bricard
Julien Bertheau ...
Edouard - un ami de Michel
Jacques Hilling ...
Costes - un journaliste
Clotilde Joano ...
Janine Boitard - une journaliste
Andrée Tainsy ...
Madeleine Fourmet - qui a élevé Bernard
William Sabatier ...
L'avocat
Cécile Vassort ...
Martine - une ouvrière
Sylvain Rougerie ...
Bernard Descombes - le fils de Michel
Christine Pascal ...
Liliane Torrini - la compagne de Bernard
Liza Braconnier ...
La femme de ménage
Hervé Morel ...
Bricard's assistant
Sacha Bauer ...
Le juge d'instruction
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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 Yepok

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Intelligent movie
24 December 1999 | by (Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of director Bertrand Tavernier. For me, he's the best French director of the past 30 years. This is one of his early works of the seventies and it had all the elements that makes the great personality of his films. Above all : a great sense of reality. Sometimes, his movies looks like they were improvised, but, in fact, it can't really be. This one is like an emotional crescendo. In the begening, we didn't really know what's going on and what kind of man Philippe Noiret is playing. In the middle, we had a great idea, but we don't know that the last minutes will be so full of intense emotions. The great Noiret and Tavernier will make several other movies together. This is one is among the best.


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