Monsieur Hire (1989)
A Brilliant Masterpiece !!
26 July 2000
A brilliant, haunting performance by Michel Blanc who portrays a cold, lonely and strange voyeur who may or may not be a murderer (the movie keeps you guessing until about 3/4 way when all is revealed -- but even then there is a twist !!). I have never seen such a finely nuanced acting performance where everything is conveyed through the eyes, which are indeed the "mirrors of the soul." The film is marvelously paced, every frame has so much mystery, and so much meaning -- loneliness, obsession, love and betrayal are all wrapped up into a strange birthday package and then slowly and deliberately unwrapped in front of the audience -- nothing is what it seems, until the end when everything falls into place and fits together.
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