Monsieur Hire

I first came across this film while reviewing Ebert’s list of best movies.  It is billed as a combination of a creepy guy spying on a younger woman coupled with a murder mystery.  While at times these themes are certainly prevalent the real theme of the film doesn’t develop until the last third of the movie (although the signs are certainly there if you pay attention).  It’s a kind of minimalist film that Hitchcock may have made.  I thought it to be extremely unique and one of my favorites.

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Movie title: Monsieur Hire

Movie description: A French man spies on a lovely younger woman across the way. When he's spotted by the woman shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man's simple life becomes more complicated.

Date published: 2019-08-30

Director(s): Patrice Leconte

Actor(s): Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier, André Wilms, Philippe Dormoy, Marie Gaydu, Cristiana Réali

Genre: Crime, Drama

My Review

I first came across this film while reviewing Ebert’s list of best movies.  It is billed as a combination of a creepy guy spying on a younger woman coupled with a murder mystery.  While at times these themes are certainly prevalent the real theme of the film doesn’t develop until the last third of the movie (although the signs are certainly there if you pay attention).  It’s a kind of minimalist film that Hitchcock may have made.  I thought it to be extremely unique and one of my favorites.

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