After being laid off and several unsuccessful tries at committing suicide, a middle-aged man is forced to hire a contract killer for himself. An odd, at times absurd, but thoroughly thought-provoking and humorous film by Finnish auteur director Aki Kaurismäki – and an excellent introduction to his work.
Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud in the title role of a Frenchman in Britain, who, after deciding to kill himself, discovers a completely different lifestyle and side of himself.
A comical look at loneliness, alienation, and even love. A subtle study of humanity through Kaurismäki’s characteristic directorial style.
I Hired a Contract Killer Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Margi Clarke, Kenneth Colley, Michael O’Hagan, Tony Rohr, Joe Strummer