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I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

I Hired a Contract Killer
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Jean-Pierre Léaud Jean-Pierre Léaud
Henri Boulanger
Margi Clarke Margi Clarke
Margaret
Kenneth Colley Kenneth Colley
The Killer
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen
Department Head
Imogen Claire Imogen Claire
Secretary
Angela Walsh Angela Walsh
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Cyril Epstein Cyril Epstein
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Written by
Aki Kaurismäki Aki Kaurismäki
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Peter von Bagh Peter von Bagh
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After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to murder him at some unspecified time in the future. But almost immediately he meets and falls in love with Margaret, a flower-seller, which makes Henri realise that his life has some meaning after all. But when he goes back to the bar to cancel the contract, he finds it has been demolished - and there's no way he can get in touch with the killer...
Release date: 12 October 1990
Tags: 1990s (6), Drama (5), Comedy (5), 1990 (4), Suicide Attempt (3), Finland (3), France (3), Hitman (3), 90's (2), UK (2), Germany (2), Sweden (2), Finnish (2), Layoff (1), Assassination (1), Loneliness (1), London England (1), Suicide By Hitman (1), HQ (1), Loss Of Job (1)
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