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Monsieur Hire

Monsieur Hire

A Feature film by Patrice Leconte

Produced by Hachette Première et Cie, Ciné@

Release in France : 24/05/1989

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Hachette Première et Cie, Ciné@

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

French distribution :

UGC Distribution (ex International)

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The lonely and reclusive tailor Mr. Hire is an antisocial middle-age man that does not like people. When the young Pierrette is found murdered in his neighborhood, Mr. Hire becomes the prime suspect of the detective assigned to investigate the case. Mr. Hire usually stalks his neighbor Alice from his window during the night and sees her encounters with her boyfriend Emile. When Alice accidentally sees Mr. Hire, she surprisingly visits him and he discloses that he is in love with her. Further, he tells that he had witnessed Emile killing Pierrette, but he had not told the police since she would be considered accomplice of the murder. Mr. Hire invites Alice to travel with him to Lausanne, Switzerland, and leave Emile behind.

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Full credits (20)

Executive Producers :

René Cleitman, Philippe Carcassonne

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Patrice Leconte, Patrick Dewolf

Director of Photography :

Denis Lenoir

Assistant Operators :

Pascal Lagriffoul, Pascal Ridao

Production Manager :

Frédéric Sauvagnac

Editor :

Joëlle Hache

Assistant editor :

Maryline Monthieux

Production Designer :

Ivan Maussion

Foley artist :

Jérôme Lévy

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

Assistant directors :

Marie-Claude Beauchaud, Etienne Dhaene

Author of original work :

Georges Simenon

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Lenoir

Camera operators :

Patrick Cauderlier, Patrice Leconte

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound Editor :

Jean Goudier

Continuity supervisor :

Marguerite Perlado

Music Composer :

Michael Nyman

Costume designer :

Élisabeth Tavernier

Still Photographer :

Jean-Marie Leroy

Technical details

Feature film

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Psychological drama

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 21 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (3)

Festival de Films Cinémania - 2012

Festival de Films Cinémania (Canada, 2012)


Official Selection

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1990

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1990)

Selection (8)

Best Sound : Dominique Hennequin, Pierre Lenoir

Best Editing : Joëlle Hache

Best Original Music : Michael Nyman

Best Director : Patrice Leconte

Best Actress : Sandrine Bonnaire

Best Actor : Michel Blanc

Best Film

Cannes International Film Festival - 1989

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1989)


Official Competition

Awards (2)

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 1989

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1989)


French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price