For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
— St. Paul the Apostle
It isn’t rocket science to know that discipline is one of the most cherished necessities in what makes an individual who they are. Of course, it’s up to parents to install such a quality in their kids. Tavernier’s crime drama establishes how discipline or a lack-there-of affects not only a young son, but his widowed father as well.
The very respected watchmaker Michel Descombes (Philippe Noiret) lives in a quaint apartment above his tidy shop with his teenage son Bernard who isn’t always home. One day as Michel opens…