On the 100th anniversary of the founding of a watchmaking company in Geneva, its owner Charles Dé gives his family the slip and moves in with a young couple he meets by chance, doing the cooking, reading, drinking, and engaging in philosophical discussions with them.
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Great performance by François Simon, Michel Simon's son. Charles feels the liberal wind of the 60's and leaves his job and his family. It's Easy Rider in Switzerland. Without the motorbikes and the deserts but with the fog and the snow. Highly recommended.
Une œuvre politique rare et magistrale sur la lumineuse prise de conscience d'un individu, de la profonde viduité et de l'aliénation sournoise de son existence, qui incite, tôt ou tard, à une révolution silencieuse ou armée, individuelle ou collective...
rewatched again 5 years later- still enjoyed it. Not for everyone, but begins Tanner's exploration of themes, including the moral and social responsibility and the response of the middle and upper classes to challenges that were underway. Loved the quotes!