The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)

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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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  • Philippe Noiret in The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
  • Philippe Noiret and Cécile Vassort in The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
  • The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
  • Monique Chaumette, Jacques Denis, Jacques Hilling, Paul Mercey, and Philippe Noiret in The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
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Bertrand Tavernier


Georges Simenon (novel), Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Bertrand Tavernier

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2 September 2002 | Pehlevan
| impressive movie both politic and emotional
In spite of watching that movie for the sake of great director Bertrand Tavernier, I came across a purely eccentric and impressive masterpiece. Philipe Noiret ,my favorite actor in il Postino and Cinemo Paradiso, performs his boundary limits. Bertrand Tavernier's left glass a little ruins films from the political concern. However this does not reduce the total film quality. Tavernier's camera focuses on an ordinary widow clockmaker surrounding with the high tension political turmoil in Lyon early 1970s. Noiret's son is accused of a factory boss murder and runaway. Between police and his son, Noiret tries to find the real reason that led the murder. But this is a neither action nor criminal movie. Pure relationship between father and son is the core theme of the film. All things considered I strongly recommend this impressive and emotional movie for people to have some idea about the political atmosphere of early 1970s.

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