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      starring:

      • Jean-Pierre Léaud (Henri Boulanger)
      • Margi Clarke (Margaret)
      • Kenneth Colley (The Killer)
      • T.R. Bowen (Department Head)
      • Imogen Claire (Secretary)
      • Angela Walsh (Landlady)
      • Cyril Epstein (Taxi Driver)
      • Nicky Tesco (Pete)
      • Charles Cork ( Al)
      • Michael O'Hagan (The Killer's Boss)
      • Tex Axile (Barkeeper)
      • Walter Sparrow (Hotel Porter)
      • Tony Rohr (Frank) >
      • Joe Strummer (Guitar Player & Singer)
      • Peter Graves (Jeweller)

      written by: Aki Kaurismäki (story), Aki Kaurismäki (screenplay)
      directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
      produced by: Villealfa Filmproduction Oy/Channel Four Films
      classification: 15
      duration: 79 minutes
      shot in: Colour
      country: Finland / UK / Germany / Sweden
      year: 1990

      Kaurismäki Go England

      Aki Kaurismäki made his English language debut with this brilliant downbeat slice of comic noir. Importing his inimitable sense of perspective and timing to London, the man many see as Europe's finest director of his generation transforms the city into a hostile urban wilderness. It's here that discarded civil servant Jean-Pierre Léaud seeks refuge from the hit man he no longer requires, having fallen for flowerseller Margi Clarke.

      Kaurismäki keeps the performances edgy with short scenes and minimalist dialogue, opting for a melancholic rather than a suspenseful air that is reinforced by the grim humour of Léaud's pathetic suicide attempts and the self-pity exhibited by Kenneth Colley's lugubrious assasin.

      A moody and amusing work at the same time.


      Trivia:

    • Kaurismaki is the man who sells the sunglasses to Henri.

    • Songs in the movie are:

        Time On My Hand
        Billie Holliday

        Body And Soul
        Joe Strummer

        Burning Light
        Joe Strummer and the Astro Physicians

        Afro-Cuban Be-Bop
        Joe Strummer and the Astro Physicians

        Ned Your Love So Bad
        Joe Strummer and the Astro Physicians

        My Nerves
        Joe Strummer and the Astro Physicians

        Young Girl
        Joe Strummer and the Astro Physicians

        Suffering With The Blues
        Joe Strummer and the Astro Physicians

        I'm Sticking With You Baby
        Little Willie John

        Troubla at Midnight
        Roy Brown

        Ennen Kuolemaa
        Olavi Virta

        General Election
        Lord Beginner and Cyril Blake'S Calypso Band

        Mi Buenos Aires Querido
        Carlos Gardel

        Questa Abajo
        Carlos Gardel


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      kaurismaki Henri Boulanger haluaa kuolla syistä, jotka ovat liian monimutkaisia tähän yhteyteen. Koska hänen omat yrityksensä päättää päivänsä kariutuvat mm. kaasulakkoon, aiemman kokemuksen ja synnynnäisen kätevyyden puutteeseen, hän päätyy palkkaamaan ammattitappajan auttamaan pääsyssä autuaammille kumileimasinkentille. Toimeksiannon toteutumista odotellessaan Henri erehtyy siemailemaan viskiä ensimmäistä kertaa elämässään.Yksi asia johtaa toiseen ja kohta Henri jo lähestyy vastakkaisen sukupuolen edustajaa niin ikään ensimmäistä kertaa elämässään. Kohta kaikki olisikin valmista perheen perustamiselle ja hääkellojen kumahtelulle.Valitettavasti palkkamurhaajalta tilatun tuotteen toimitusta vain ei voi enää peruuttaa.

    • Vuosi: 1990
    • Ohjaaja: Aki Kaurismäki
    • Pääosissa:
        Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley
    • Pituus (min): 76
    • DVD Kuvaformaatti: 16:9 FF ANAMORPHIC 1.85:1
    • Ääniformaatti: 1.0 Mono englanti
    • DVD Tekstitykset: suomi, norja, tanska, ruotsi
    • Ikäraja: 11

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    • i hired a contract killer
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      (finnish) official dvd.

      region 2 (europe).

      2004.

    • format: pal spoken language: english.
      subtitles: finnish, swedish, danish, norwegian.
      studio: sandrew metronome.

      movie originally released in 1990.

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