THE JUDGE AND THE ASSASSIN (Bertrand Tavernier, 1976)

By collaborating with the writing team of Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost, Bertrand Tavernier announced his intention to revive the literate mainstream of French cinema that the nouvelle vague had presumably vanquished. His first, The Clockmaker (L’horloger de Saint-Paul, 1973), adapted Georges Simenon. His second and best film, Le juge et l’assassin (best screenplay César), […]