Movies like I Hired a Contract Killer

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I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
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I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: 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...
Style: humorous, gloomy, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hitman, crimes, dark humor, love and romance, dull life, fall in love, danger, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, down on your luck, change of luck, bittersweet, loneliness, money, cancer, loner, suicide attempt, cemetery, pursuit, taxi driver, chase, office worker, terminal illness, bar, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, britain, united kingdom

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Shadows in Paradise (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a co-worker, an affair and much more.
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: finland, europe, estonia, helsinki finland
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The Bohemian Life (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland, France, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three penniless artists become friends in modern-day Paris: Rodolfo, an Albanian painter with no visa, Marcel, a playwright and magazine editor with no publisher, and Schaunard, a post-modernist composer of execrable noise.
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Love on the Run (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Beginning with "The 400 Blows," director Francois Truffaut made a series of films about the impetuous Antoine Doinel, in which this is the last. Antoine is now 30, working as a proofreader and getting divorced from his his wife. It being ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
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Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
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In a Day (2006)
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Duration: 81 min.
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Duration: 142 min.
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