Monsieur Hire (1989)

PG-13   |    |  Crime, Drama, Romance

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A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange.

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  • Michel Blanc in Monsieur Hire (1989)
  • Michel Blanc and Sandrine Bonnaire in Monsieur Hire (1989)
  • Michel Blanc and Sandrine Bonnaire in Monsieur Hire (1989)
  • Michel Blanc in Monsieur Hire (1989)
  • Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, and Luc Thuillier in Monsieur Hire (1989)
  • Monsieur Hire (1989)

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27 July 2008 | lfalour
Not For Everyone, But a Suspenseful, Erotic, Sad Thriller
If you've ever been in a love triangle, or were kind to someone who loved you but you didn't really love them in return, you'll appreciate the sad dance of the three main characters in this film. A young man and woman are lovers, and she is watched by her neighbor, the unpopular Mr. Hire, black sheep of a Paris near-suburban nabe. They begin a friendship, and even a relationship of sorts, while a cop tries to pin the murder of a young local girl, also an odd duck, on Mr. Hire. Not wanting to spoil the story for you, I won't say more, except to say that the slow parts are tolerable if you know in advance that this is a very thoughtful, haunting movie and you've got to be a little patient for the wonderful reward, which comes right at the end. Very pretty music, beautiful colors and details, lots of sad little moments that remind you of the loneliness of daily life. I wouldn't actually recommend this to most people. I don't think they'd tolerate the lack of Hollywood flash. If you're smart, you'll watch it though. I got it on DVD at a public library and wish I could see it on a big screen, though the DVD images are very lovely.

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Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller

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