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This was the film debut of critic-turned-director Bertrand Tavernier, an outstanding 1973 thriller based on the Georges Simenon novel. The Clockmaker stars Philippe Noiret, Tavernier's onscreen alter ego, as a quiet watchmaker forced to retreat from his self-imposed solitude and face the messy and painful world when his son is arrested for murder. Tavernier is superb at combining politics and philosophy in trying to solve soul-searching dilemmas, and his choice of actors is always effective for physical and emotional ballast. Here he pairs Noiret with Jean Rochefort, a sympathetic police commissioner. Both have restrained natures and are slow to burn, as they confront the parallels to their existences. --Bill Desowitz

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Widescreen

Cast

Philippe Noiret
Jean Rochefort
Jacques Denis
William Sabatier
Andree Tainsy
Sylvain Rougerie

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Bertrand Tavernier
  • Producer: Kino
  • Length: 103 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 28, 1976
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 8, 2002
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