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Euthanizer (2017)

Armomurhaaja (original title)
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A man who euthanizes animals as a side job runs afoul of a white supremacist.

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Teemu Nikki

Writer:

Teemu Nikki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matti Onnismaa Matti Onnismaa ... Veijo Haukka
Jari Virman ... Petri Kettu
Hannamaija Nikander ... Lotta
Heikki Nousiainen Heikki Nousiainen ... Martti
Pihla Penttinen Pihla Penttinen ... Ojala
Jouko Puolanto Jouko Puolanto ... Vatanen
Santtu Karvonen Santtu Karvonen ... Fisherman
Alina Tomnikov ... Elisa
Ilari Johansson Ilari Johansson ... Simo
Rami Rusinen Rami Rusinen ... Tuomas
Olli Rahkonen Olli Rahkonen ... Antti
Juha Lehti Juha Lehti ... Elisa's father
Anssi Niemi ... Temppu
Joel Hirvonen Joel Hirvonen ... Jomppe
Petri Puttonen Petri Puttonen ... Doctor
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A man who euthanizes animals as a side job runs afoul of a white supremacist.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Euthanizer See more »

Filming Locations:

Lohja, Finland See more »

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Budget:

€300,000 (estimated)
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It's Alive Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Finland for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

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Musta aurinko nousee
Written by Juice Leskinen
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My Review Of "Euthanizer"
1 August 2018 | by ASouthernHorrorFanSee all my reviews

The story is a bizarre mixture of blunt-force exploration of everyday life, and disturbing behavior bordering on cruelty. Teemu Nikki manages to humanize and rationalize his dark, disenfranchised characters, while pushing the limits of likability with ease. At times hard to watch, especially for the animal lover, "Euthanizer" touches ground in experimental, exploitative states. There is balance and breath, if only slightly, in a cast able bring to life fully developed characters that feel natural.

The effects are stark, visceralmoments of realism that cause knee-jerk "look away" urges. There is dark sense that lingers over every moment that tickles at shock value simply by experiencing the events asthey unfold. The subject matter and in-your -face cruelty create the real horror.

Overall "Euthanizer" is gonna be one of those films you either like or you hate. It blends the darkside of everyday affair in arthouse fashion. The story disturbing and compelling. Characters are recognizable and easy to hate.The things you see unfold are harsh and hard to watch, but it is worth the watch


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