EUTHANIZER

 

directed by Teemu Nikki

 

 

 

 Small ones I gas. The big ones get a bullet. 

 

Euthanizer is a violent Finnish summer noir. Veijo Haukka, a 50-year-old mechanic, puts sick pets to sleep as a second job. Petri Kettu has a problem with his dog. He tries to kill it, but doesn’t have the stomach to do it. He pays Veijo to do the job. The only problem is that Veijo doesn’t kill healthy dogs… 

DRAMA DCP/HD - 2017 - Finland - 83min

 

CAST Matti Onnismaa, Jari Virman, Hannamaija Nikander, Heikki Nousiainen, Pihla Penttinen
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Finnish

PRODUCED BY Jani Pösö
IN COPRODUCTION WITH Äänipää, Grade One, YLE

Producer, director, writer, TEEMU NIKKI was born in 1975. He is a self-educated film maker and a son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä, Finland. He has directed more than ten short films and hundreds of commercials and music videos – and 3 feature films and 2 tv -series too. That makes him a genre-free thus genreenthusiastic director and storyteller. Teemu's work has been shortlisted and awarded in e.g. Sitges Filmfilm festival, Sundance Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Eurovision Creative Days, Cannes Young Directors, CICFF, Tampere Film Festival, Popoli e Religioni Film Festival and Darryl's Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Contemporary World Cinema Section

SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection

TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection

FESTIVAL DE CINEMA EUROPEEN DES ARCS 2017 - Official Selection

GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - Official Selection