L' Horloger de Saint-Paul (The Clockmaker of St. Paul) (The Watchmaker of St. Paul)
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L' Horloger de Saint-Paul (The Clockmaker of St. Paul) (The Watchmaker of St. Paul)
French film critic Bertrand Tavernier made his directorial debut in The Clockmaker. The title character, played by Tavernier's "alter ego" Philipe Noiret, is benumbed by the nihilistic activities of his son Sylvain Rougerie. Arrested on charges ranging from arson to murder, Rougerie offers the standard-issue explanation: the establishment is full of pigs who deserve to be "offed". Noiret must ask himself if his son's behavior is the result of stifling under the bourgeois lifestyle that Noiret has always championed. The Clockmaker is based on the Georges Simenon… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Post-'68 France as 'a curious country' of befuddled fathers and obscured revolutionaries"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Strong, serious crime thriller that asks questions"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Philippe Noiret is marvelous in this role..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews