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Monsieur Hire in May - Menus added

Second Sight have announced the UK DVD release of Monsieur Hire for 15th May 2006 priced at £19.99. Monsieur Hire, the stylish psychological drama from one of France’s most acclaimed directors, Patrice Leconte, will be released for the first time ever on DVD courtesy of Second Sight.

Starring Sandrine Bonnairre (La Ceremonie) one of the most esteemed actresses in her homeland and Michel Blanc, (Tenue De Soiree) one of France’s most popular and prolific funny men, who has also turned his hand to acting and directing with great aplomb.

A young girl is found murdered and the police are led to the reclusive Monsieur Hire (Blanc). Living a mundane existence his greatest pleasure is to watch Alice (Bonnaire) who lives in the opposite apartment. One night she catches sight of his pallid face at the window, illuminated momentarily by a flash of lightning. Her initial fear gives way to seemingly seductive intentions as they are drawn into each other”s lives.

Patrice Leconte’s highly acclaimed film is an enigmatic tale of love and obsession played with haunting subtlety.

With such films as The Hairdresser's Husband and The Girl On the Bridge, Leconte has built a reputation as one of the most respected and versatile French directors.

Presented in 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with French Stereo Sound and forced English subtitles, there are no extras on the disc.

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