The Clockmaker of St. Paul (DVD)
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)
"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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