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Thumbnail for Monsieur Hire (1989) Monsieur Hire (1989)

Basics Critics:73Viewers:67Rusty:76
Category: Crime, Drama, Mystery/Noir/ThrillerNotable as: DramaSub-Category: crime film, neo-noir, drama film, film adaptationRuntime: 81 minutesColor: colorLanguage: FrenchCountry: FranceDirector: Patrice LeconteScreenwriter: Patrice LeconteBased on: Les Fiançailles de M. HireMusic: Michael NymanCinematography: Denis LenoirStars: Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier, André Wilms, Eric Bérenger, Marielle Berthon, Philippe Dormoy, Michel Morano, Marie Gaydu Producer: Philippe CarcassonneAward details: (details at IMDb)

Monsieur Hire is a 1989 French film directed by Patrice Leconte and starring Michel Blanc in the title role and Sandrine Bonnaire as the object of Hire's affection. The film received numerous accolades as well as a glowing review from the American film critic Roger Ebert, who later added the film to his list of "Great Movies." The screenplay of the film is based on the novel Les Fiançailles de M. Hire by Georges Simenon and has original music by Michael Nyman. It is a remake of Julien Duvivier's 1947 film Panique with Michel Simon. The film was entered in the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. It won the award for Best Foreign Film at the 27th Guldbagge Awards.

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