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French film critic Bertrand Tavernier made his directorial debut in Bertrand Tavernier. 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. Bertrand Tavernier is based on the Georges Simenon story L'Horlonger de Saint-Paul, which was also the French title of this film. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Gayer Best Live Action Short 1973 Nominee
French Film Critics Circle Bertrand Tavernier Prix Louis-Delluc 1973 Winner

Cast

Philippe Noiret
as Descombes
Jean Rochefort
as Commissioner Guiboud
Jacques Denis
as Antoine
Julien Bertheau
as Edouard
Liza Braconnier
Henri Vart
Yves Alfonso
as Inspector Bricard
Monique Chaumette
as Mrs. Torrini
Jacques Hilling
as Costes
Albert Husson
as Lucien
Paul Mercey
as Mr. Torrini
Cécile Vassort
as Martine
Clotilde Joano
as Janine Boitard
William Sabatier
as Lawyer
Christine Pascal
as Lilliane
Sylvain Rougerie
as Bernard
Clotilde Joano
as Janine Boitard
Christine Pascal
as Lilliane
Monique Chaumette
as Mrs. Torrini
Cécile Vassort
as Martine
Yves Alfonso
as Inspector Bricard
William Sabatier
as Lawyer
Paul Mercey
as Mr. Torrini
Jacques Hilling
as Costes
Albert Husson
as Lucien

Crew

Bertrand Tavernier
Director
Raymond Danon
Producer
Jean Aurenche
Screenwriter
Georges Simenon
Book Author
Bertrand Tavernier
Screenwriter
Pierre Bost
Screenwriter
Pierre-Wiliam Glenn
Cinematographer
Philippe Sarde
Composer (Music Score)
Armand Psenny
Editor
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