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Original title I Hired a Contract Killer
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 15
Dialogue
Swedish release 1990-12-25

Cast

Jean-Pierre Léaud
Henri Boulanger

Margi Clarke
Margaret

Kenneth Colley
Harry, mördaren

Trevor Bowen
byrådirektören

Cyril Epstein
taxichauffören

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Title for Swedish Video release
Title for Swedish DVD release

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Director of Photography
Production Designer
Film Editor

Cast

Jean-Pierre Léaud Henri Boulanger
Margi Clarke Margaret
Kenneth Colley Harry, mördaren
Trevor Bowen byrådirektören
Cyril Epstein taxichauffören
Nicky Tesco Pete
Charles Cork Al
Serge Reggiani Vic
Imogen Clare sekreteraren
Angela Walsh hyresvärdinnan
Michael O'Hagan Millers chef
Walter Sparrow receptionisten
Joe Strummer gitarristen
Ette Eliot Harrys dotter

Companies

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 130426
Date 1990-10-29
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2165 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 555-581-556-473 m.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.66:1
Colour system Metrocolor
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2165 meter
Length in minutes 76 min
Reels 4 rullar


Release dates

Release in Stockholm 1990-12-25 Filmstaden 6 Stockholm Sweden 79 min
Release in Sweden 1990-12-25 Filmstaden 6 Stockholm Sweden 79 min
First showing 1990-10-12 Finland
Video release 1995-07 Sweden 76 min
TV showing 2005-06-14 SVT2 Sweden 76 min
DVD release 2004-11-19 Sweden (ingår i boxen Aki Kaurismäki Collection)

Soundtrack listing

Original title I Need Your Love So Bad
Composer Little Willie John
Lyrics Little Willie John
Singer Little Willie John


Original title Don't Play with Love
Composer John Johnson


Original title Body and Soul
Composer John W. Green (1930)
Lyrics Edward Heyman (1930)
Robert Sour (1930)
Frank Eyton (1930)


Original title Suffering with the Blues
Composer Teddy "Cherokee" Conyers
Lloyd Pemberton
Singer Little Willie John


Original title Avant de mourir
Composer Georges Boulanger
Lyrics Georges Boulanger


Original title Time on My Hands
Composer Vincent Youmans (1930)
Lyrics Mack Gordon (1930)
Harold Adamson (1930)


Original title My Nerves
Composer Henry Glover
Rudy Toombs
Lyrics Henry Glover
Rudy Toombs
Singer Little Willie John


Original title Young Girls
Composer Henry Glover
Rudy Toombs
Lyrics Henry Glover
Rudy Toombs
Singer Little Willie John


Original title I'm Sticking with You Baby
Composer Henry Glover
Rudy Toombs
Lyrics Henry Glover
Rudy Toombs
Singer Little Willie John


Original title Burning Lights
Composer Joe Strummer
Lyrics Joe Strummer
Singer Joe Strummer


Original title General Election
Composer Lord Beginner (1950)
Performed by Lord Beginner


Original title Trouble at Midnight
Composer Roy Brown
Lyrics Henry Stone


Original title Buenos Aires querido
Composer Carlos Gardel (1934)
Lyrics Alfredo Lepera (1934)


Original title When the Blues Come On
Composer Charles Darwin
Alvin Cohn
Singer Rita Reys


Original title Cuesta abajo
Composer Carlos Gardel (1934)
Lyrics Alfredo Lepera (1934)


Original title Afro-Cuban Be-Bop
Composer Joe Strummer
Lyrics Joe Strummer
Performed by Joe Strummer


Original title Straight Ahead
Composer Mat Mathews


Holdings Film

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Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Language Engelska


Holdings Stills

Black and white print 7
Colour prints 8
Slides 13
Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material


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