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Monsieur Hire
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Director:
Writers:
Georges Simenon (novel)
Patrice Leconte (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) ...
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Release Date:
June 1990 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not For Everyone, But a Suspenseful, Erotic, Sad Thriller See more (39 total) »

Cast

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Michel Blanc ... Monsieur Hire

Sandrine Bonnaire ... Alice
Luc Thuillier ... Emile
André Wilms ... L'inspecteur de police
Eric Bérenger ... Le gérant du bowling
Marielle Berthon ... Pierrette Bourgeois
Philippe Dormoy ... François
Marie Gaydu ... La jeune fille du massage
Michel Morano ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Nora Noël ... La gardienne

Cristiana Réali ... L'adolescente au bowling (as Christina Reali)
Bernard Soufflet ... Le tatoueur
André Bauduin ... Le consommateur de crèpes
Rozeen Landrevie ... La petite fille au bouquet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francis Baudet ... Le locataire sur le palier
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Directed by
Patrice Leconte 
 
Writing credits
Georges Simenon (novel "Les Fiançailles de M. Hire")

Patrice Leconte (scenario, adaptation and dialogue) &
Patrick Dewolf (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
Philippe Carcassonne .... producer
René Cleitman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Nyman 
 
Cinematography by
Denis Lenoir 
 
Film Editing by
Joëlle Hache 
 
Casting by
Catherine Chambelland 
 
Production Design by
Ivan Maussion 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Tavernier 
 
Makeup Department
Judith Gayo .... makeup artist: Paris
Tina Kopecka .... makeup artist: Brussels
 
Production Management
Denis Castel .... unit production manager
Frédéric Sauvagnac .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie-Claude Beauchaud .... second assistant director
Étienne Dhaene .... assistant director
Isabelle Han .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Lisa Azuelos .... assistant art director (as Lisa Alessandrin)
Jacques Brizzio .... assistant art director
Michel Charvaz .... props
Laurent Coutellier .... props
Dominique Hue .... art department crew
 
Sound Department
Fabrice Adelin .... sound recordist
Denis Carquin .... assistant sound
Jean Goudier .... sound editor
Dominique Hennequin .... sound mixer
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator
Pierre Lenoir .... sound
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist
Maguelone Pouget .... assistant sound editor
 
Stunts
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Dan Schwarz .... stunts (as Dan Schwartz)
Daniel Vérité .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Aupetit .... grip
Louis Bihi .... gaffer
Olivier de Pessemier .... electrician
Maurice Defait .... generator operator
Pascal Lagriffoul .... second assistant camera
Patrice Leconte .... camera operator
Jean-Marie Leroy .... still photographer
Pascal Ridao .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Khadija Zeggaï .... dresser (as Khadija Zeggai)
 
Editorial Department
Maryline Monthieux .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
David Cunningham .... artistic musical director
Johnny Q. .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Dominique Hue .... driver
 
Other crew
Julie Belthoise .... assistant location manager
Jean Brun .... production administrator
Donatienne Desmarestz .... production secretary
Anahi Leclerc .... poster designer
Vincent Lichtle .... location manager
Maggie Perlado .... script supervisor
Dominique Segall .... press attache
Anita Vermeulen .... location manager: Belgium
 

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81 min
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Revealing mistakes: In the opening shot of the film, you can plainly see the stomach of the 'corpse' moving up and down.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Panic (1946)See more »
Soundtrack:
Quatuor en Sol Mineur Op. 25 de BrahmsSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Not For Everyone, But a Suspenseful, Erotic, Sad Thriller, 27 July 2008
Author: Lisa Falour from France

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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