Video introduction by Adam Gopnik

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Dir. Julien Duvivier, 1946, 91 min. DCP
With Michel Simon, Viviane Romance, Paul Bernard
In French with English subtitles

Winner, International Critics Award – Special Mention, 1946 Venice Festival

Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he feels drawn to a pretty young newcomer to town (Viviane Romance), discovers that his neighbors are only too ready to suspect the worst of him, and is framed for the murder. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Julien Duvivier’s first film after his return to France from Hollywood finds the acclaimed poetic realist applying his consummate craft to darker, moodier ends. — Criterion

“Vivid and disturbing!” — The New York Times