Monday, 7 December 2009

The Engagement - Georges Simenon (1933)

Following Mr Hire through the frosty streets of a Parisian suburb we watch, like the detectives, for signs of guilt. We wait for him to make a mistake that will prove he murdered the prostitute. Into a brothel, cafe, bowling a football match, the follower is followed. Mr Hire: the naive, isolated man living a seedy life...the voyeur...and we too are voyeurs, with more information than the police but not enough to provide conclusive evidence. Is this portly outsider a monster, or just a man with a dubious past?

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