French Language / English Subtitles
Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 widescreen /16:9 Anamorphic
Running time 75 mins
Cat no. 2NDVD 3096
A film by PATRICE LECONTE
A classic psychological thriller The Daily Telegraph
A young girl is found murdered and the police are lead to the reclusive Monsieur Hire. His neighbours dislike him and think him strange. Living a mundane existence his greatest pleasure is to watch Alice who lives in the opposite apartment. One night she catches sight of his pallid face at the window, illuminated momentarily by a flash of lightning. Her initial fear gives way to seemingly seductive intentions as they are drawn into each others lives.
Patrice Lecontes highly acclaimed film is an enigmatic tale of love and obsession played with haunting subtlety.
from the novel Les Fiançailles de Mr Hire
by GEORGES SIMENON
Screenplay adapted and written by
PATRICE LECONTE and PATRICK DEWOLF
Music MICHAEL NYMAN
Director of photography DENIS LENOIR
Design IVAN MAUSSION
Editor JOËLLE HACHE