Monsieur Hire DVD
Monsieur Hire DVD - 1989 French film directed by Patrice Leconte based on the ook by Georges Simenon. In a provincial French apartment block, Monsieur Hire (Michel Blanc) endures a solitary life of dulling work as a tailor and vitriolic scorn from his neighbors. Hire's only solace is an occasional night out bowling and the voyeuristic admiration of his neighbor, Alice (Sandrine Bonnaire) - a beautiful, free-spirited woman conducting a heated love affair through un-drawn curtains across the way. But when the police discover the nude body of another young woman in a nearby vacant lot, Hire becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation that brings him face to face with the object of his desire even as it threatens to ensnare them both in a web of deceit, accusation, lust and guilt. 79 minutes, in French with optional English subtitles. Rated PG-13.