Monsieur Hire 01/28/23
Highest honors go to this stylish, cinematically refined adaptation of a George Simenon thriller. Michel Blanc’s disliked and anti-social tailor becomes a person of interest for a murder investigation; Sandrine Bonnaire is the neighbor that he peeps at nightly, to stir his secret passion. Director Patrice Leconte directs with almost perfect control, turning the show into an emotional workout; it plays like a modern masterpiece. On Blu-ray from The Cohen Group.