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Patrice Leconte


Monsieur HireMonsieur Hire (1988) Recommended
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire
A lonely, middle–aged tailor becomes obsessed with a glamourous but suspicious woman, whom he observes from his opposing apartment. Melancholy…
Essential Patrice LeconteEssential Patrice Leconte (Monsieur Hire, Tango, My Best Friend) (1988-2006)
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Three modern French classics from the Patrice Leconte oeuvre.
Hairdresser's Husband, TheHairdresser's Husband, The (1991)
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena
Everything you may love or loathe about French movies is taken to an (intentional?) extreme in this whimsical venture into the one–track mind…
TangoTango (1993)
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Thierry Lhermitte, Philippe Noiret, Richard Bohringer
Left by his wife, Thierry Lhermitte hits the road to track her down with the help of his misogynist uncle, Phillippe Noiret. Hitman Richard Bohringer…
Yvonne's PerfumeYvonne's Perfume (1994)
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Jean-Pierre Marielle, Hippolyte Girardot, Sandra Majani
A deserter from the Algerian war falls for the charms of a beautiful actress and her gay companion at a lakeside hotel for pensioners. The director…
RidiculeRidicule (1996) Recommended
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant
Delightful Cesar–winning comedy set in the Court of Louis XVI in 1700s France where the King grants favours to those endowed with only the…
Girl on the Bridge, TheGirl on the Bridge, The (1999)
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Daniel Auteuil, Vanessa Paradis
This glossy slice of modern 'poetic realism' has an attractive visual component but its arch–Romanticism won't be everyone's glass of Chablis.…
La Veuve de Saint-PierreLa Veuve de Saint-Pierre (Widow Of Saint-Pierre) (1999)
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Emir Kusturica, Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil
In 1850, on a tiny island near Canada, an oafish Emir Kusturica is sentenced to die by guillotine. While waiting for an executioner to arrive from…
L'Homme du TrainL'Homme du Train (Man on the Train) (2002) Recommended
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday
An elegantly amusing role–switching tale that's equal parts social comedy, existential drama and subtle thriller, tinged with melancholy…
Intimate StrangersIntimate Strangers (Confidences trop intimes) (2004) Recommended
Dir. Patrice Leconte
Feat. Sandrine Bonnaire, Fabrice Luchini, Anne Brochet
Another stylish excursion into suspensful romanticism for dir. Leconte (MONSIEUR HIRE), here premised on a woman's mistaken assumption that she is…

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