The Clockmaker of St. Paul (DVD)

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Release Year: 1974
Running Time: 105
UPC: 7 38329 25527 5
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French w/English subt.
Genres: Drama
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Cast
Philippe Noiret
Jean Rochefort
Jacques Hilling
Cécile Vassort
Clotilde Joano
William Sabatier

Crew
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Writers Pierre Bost, Bertrand Tavernier and Jean Aurenche

The Clockmaker of St. Paul is the debut feature of legendary director Bertrand Tavernier (A Sunday in the Country, Journeys Through French Cinema). Adapted from Georges Simenon’s novel The Watchmaker of Everton (1954), it stars Philippe Noiret (Cinema Paradiso) as the unassuming title character, a man who begins to reexamine his life when his son is wanted for murder. Asked for help by the police inspector (Jean Rochefort, Man on the Train), he realizes how little he knew about his son, and begins to seek out the truth hidden behind his family’s walls. It’s “a work of assurance and ease” (New York Times) that was cowritten by the famed duo of Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost (Forbidden Games).


DVD Extras Include:

New introduction by filmmaker Walter Hill | Audio commentary by director Bertrand Tavernier

Interview with Tavernier and Philippe Noiret (2001)

Interview with Tavernier (2008)

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"Fine, precise, very moving...a startling combination of old and new talents." - Vincent Canby, The New York Times

"The Clockmaker is a masterpiece...a great thriller and a journey of spiritual discovery...an exciting and touching movie." - Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe


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