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I Hired Two Contract Cleaners (1997)

Siivoton juttu (original title)
Two unemployed losers start their own business. They buy an old carpet cleaning machine from Stockholm, instruction manual not included, and begin creating havoc anywhere they turn up, from... See full summary »

Director:

Tapio Piirainen

Writer:

Tapio Piirainen (as Rubin A. Mantsu)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kai Lehtinen ... Rauno "Rane" Vekkilä
Pertti Koivula Pertti Koivula ... Kokki
Maarit Peltomaa Maarit Peltomaa ... Tuula Vekkilä
Saara Pakkasvirta Saara Pakkasvirta ... Anoppi
Mia Raski Mia Raski ... Arja
Risto Aaltonen Risto Aaltonen ... Sopimuspäällillö
Ossi Ahlapuro Ossi Ahlapuro ... Isännöitsijä
Pekka Autiovuori Pekka Autiovuori ... Pankinjohtaja
Timo Eränkö Timo Eränkö ... Tossavainen
Pekka Huotari Pekka Huotari ... Kautto
Olli Ikonen Olli Ikonen ... TV-lupatarkastaja
Risto Kaskilahti Risto Kaskilahti ... Toimittaja
Tommi Korpela ... Mies leipäjonossa
Jaakko Kytömaa ... Supon mies
Jukka Kärkkäinen Jukka Kärkkäinen ... Poliisi
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Two unemployed losers start their own business. They buy an old carpet cleaning machine from Stockholm, instruction manual not included, and begin creating havoc anywhere they turn up, from private residences and airline hangars to the headquarters of the Finnish Security Police. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Comedy

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Olavi Ahonen's last work for television. See more »

Connections

Featured in Tapio Piirainen, elokuvaohjaajan tie (2017) See more »

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A masterful mix of joy and sadness and how things always end up well
1 August 2005 | by frans_emilSee all my reviews

Unemployment was a topical subject (well, it always is) at the time when this movie was released. As Kaurismäki's approach is more refined when speaking about the subject, Piirainen uses comedy as a way to show what's wrong in society. The hungry queue at the start of the movie is a sad sight but when these two fellows (Lehtinen and Koivula) start to act, one will find lots of fun about ordinary life.

Kokki and Rane start a cleaning business and they buy a cleaning machine (a unique one, as they express it). They have to live without apartment. But Rane has lots of "visions" how to get more money and how to feed his family. They meet some other unemployment and show them how things get OK.

These two guys seem to be simple kind of guys when they have adventures with the cleaning business. But after all, innocence is the thing that appeals to audience. This movie gives hope.


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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

24 November 1997 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

En smutsig affär See more »

Filming Locations:

Kaivopuisto, Helsinki, Finland See more »

Company Credits

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Yleisradio (YLE) See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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