Blu-ray, DVD Release: Monsieur Hire

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 25, 2022
Price: DVD $15.96, Blu-ray $22.96
Studio: Cohen Media / Kino Lorber

Adapted from the book by Georges Simenon, the French crime drama-romance Monsieur Hire is a film of gorgeously muted widescreen color and “funereal beauty” (The Washington Post) that coolly unpacks sexual obsession and romantic love with intelligence and understated intensity. A young girl is brutally murdered. The prime suspect is a cold and reclusive man who is obsessed with his beautiful neighbor. He spends his nights watching her through his window, but when she discovers that she is being spied on, she becomes the aggressor in an erotically charged relationship that leads to a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

    Directed by Patrice Leconte (Dogora), the film stars Michel Blanc and Sandrine Bonnaire (Queen to Play).

Special Features:
-New interview with director Patrice Leconte and star Sandrine Bonnaire
-Audio commentary track by Wade Major, producer/host of the DigiGods podcast, film critic for and KPCC FilmWeek

Buy or Rent Monsieur Hire

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.