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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

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Teemu Nikki
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matti Onnismaa Matti Onnismaa ... Veijo Haukka
Jari Virman ... Petri
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 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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Country:

Finland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (Finland) See more »

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Euthanizer See more »

Filming Locations:

Lohja, Finland See more »

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€300,000 (estimated)
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It's Alive Films See more »
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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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Good simple strong idea
5 March 2018 | by claudiadarianSee all my reviews

This is a dark short incursion into the dark side of the human nature. Veijo is a haunted older guy who takes upon himself to pay retribution to those who hurt animals, according to his own understanding of how karma works. He is fair and relentless, he doesn't make excuses and he often gives lesson to those who deserve them, in one way or another. He has his own moral code: you need to take accountability for the pain and hurt you caused others, and if you don't you must be obliged. He considers that those people who are aggressive they are lost, they don't know their place under the sun, they are lost and with no purpose or understanding of their lives, so they hurt others because they have no identity, no inner core, no resilience inside them. He takes the role of a euthanizer in his conflict with a lost soul, excellently played by Jari Virman, only to end up dealing with his own karma.

Later we find out that Veijo himself is a troubled soul, through the strain relationship with his father. Good circular script, with good lines and a strong character, well played by Matti Onnismaa.


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