In Oscar-winning director Sam Karmann's feature debut, full-time novelist Simon (Jean-Pierre Bacri) slowly slides off the deep end. Bored and thoroughly self-absorbed, he spends more of his time playing with a revolver and performing oral surgery on himself than on his writing. In a series of morosely defiant voice-overs, Simon ridicules everything from his grown children who he thinks he never should have bothered with fathering to his wife who is having an affair with an ears, nose, and throat specialist. In his tedium, he becomes obsessed with his psychologist's watch, supposedly the very watch that John F. Kennedy had on his wrist the day he was assassinated.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 84min.
- Distributor(s): Pathé Films, Path? Films
- Themes: Midlife Crises,Creative Block
- Tone: Biting,Cynical,Deadpan,Satirical
depression, extramarital-affair, gun, oral-surgery, wife, writer