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I Hired a Contract Killer
Release Date: October 12, 1990
|Production Companies||:||Villealfa Filmproductions, Svenska Filminstitutet, Finnkino, Esselte Video, Megamania, Pyramide Productions, Channel 4 Television, Pandora Film|
|Producers||:||Aki Kaurismäki, Klaus Heydemann, Martin Bruce-Clayton, David P. Kelly|
|Writers||:||Aki Kaurismäki, Aki Kaurismäki, Peter von Bagh|
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...