DirectorAki Kaurismaki ScreenplayAki Kaurismaki CountryFinland
Release dateSeptember 13, 1990 WriterAki Kaurismaki (story), Aki Kaurismaki (screenplay), Peter von Bagh (story) Initial releaseOctober 12, 1990 (Finland) Story byAki Kaurismaki, Peter von Bagh CastJean-Pierre Léaud (Henri Boulanger), Margi Clarke (Margaret), Kenneth Colley (Killer), Imogen Claire (Sekretärin), Nicky Tesco (Pete), Michael O'Hagan (Boss) Similar moviesDr. No, You Only Live Twice, From Russia With Love, Kingsman: The Secret Service, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, For Your Eyes Only
I hired a contract killer
I Hired a Contract Killer is a film directed, produced and written by the Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki in 1990. It is a Finnish-British-German-Swedish co-production and stars the renowned French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud. The film also features cameo appearances by Joe Strummer as a guitar player and by Kaurismäki as a sunglasses salesman.
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Henri Boulanger (Léaud), a French man living in London, is laid-off from his job after fifteen years of service. He tries to commit suicide but because he continuously fails, decides to hire a hitman (Kenneth Colley) to finish the job. After making the contract he meets Margaret (Margi Clarke) and finds new meaning to life, however, he is unable to call off the hitman.