You Kill Me

(2007)

Frank Falenczyk (Ben Kingsley) loves his job. He just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle (Philip Baker Hall) sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Played with gruff charm by Kingsley, Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy. But he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor (played by Luke Wilson) and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel (Téa Leoni), a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms.

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Kingsley Says ‘You Kill Me’

In the film Kingsley plays Frank Falenczyk a man who loves his job, which just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle (Philip Baker Hall) sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Played with gruff charm by Kingsley, Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy. But he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor (played by Luke Wilson) and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel (Tia Leoni), a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms.

Basically, of all the characters you've played in your career what attracted you to Frank Falenczyk?

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Ben Kingsley Redefines the Hit Man in ‘You Kill Me’!

You've made a career of playing hit men and gangsters. What was so appealing about this character?

Ben Kingsley: As I read it, I loved the consistency of the character. In lesser screenplays, you have five characters in a scene and they're all written the same way. So if you blank out who's speaking, you can't tell which character is which. 'Frank' stays 'Frank' from the beginning to the end. There's an interior shift, but he is the same child within. He's very childlike. It's very endearing.

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EXCLUSIVE: Grab Your First Look at the ‘You Kill Me’ One Sheet!

On June 22, You Kill Me hits theaters in limited release. To celebrate another masterful, cinematic effort from Director John Dahl we have got an exclusive look at the film's poster!

A hit-man has made some terrible mistakes and his mob needs to get him back on track.

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