Based on the novel Les Fiançailles de M.
Hire by Georges Simenon, Monsieur Hire is a 1989 French crime film
directed by Patrice Leconte with a precise touch. The simplicity of the story
is layered with excellent filmmaking that only improves with repeat viewings.
The characters are complex and layered with ambiguity, leaving audiences with something
of a puzzle even after all has been revealed. Comparisons to Hitchcock are not