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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 Kettu
Hannamaija Nikander ... Lotta
Heikki Nousiainen Heikki Nousiainen ... Martti
Pihla Penttinen Pihla Penttinen ... Ojala
Jouko Puolanto Jouko Puolanto ... Vatanen
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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Although Matti Onnismaa has appeared in various roles on many Finnish films, this is his first leading role in a feature film. And knowing this fact, the script was written with him in mind. See more »

Quotes

Veijo Haukka: Everyone has to pay for the pain that they've caused. Pain needs to be balanced.
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Musta aurinko nousee
Written by Juice Leskinen
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Treat your pets as you would yourself
17 March 2018 | by EnoVarmaSee all my reviews

A small, confined and precisely executed movie about an emotionally scarred middle-aged man, who euthanizes pets - and judges their owners while doing it. It's sort of missing the point to call Armomurhaaja a thriller; at its core Armomurhaaja is a comedy, a very, very dark comedy about moral relativism and purism. Topics that are visited in movies way too rarely. Armomurhaaja is the bluntest examination on morality seen on the silver screen in ages. And a successful one at that. Actor Onnismaa's cantankerous, unrelenting, uncompromising, stubborn and anachronistic character demands to be taken seriously, because he will not sell out his values, and makes a convincing argument that his values - while not his methods - should be universal values.

The experienced Teemu Nikki is an original thinker, and knows how to make movies. Armomurhaaja looks about five times its budget (the IMDb estimated production cost is, if anything, an over-estimation) and is told in a sure-footed manner. It is also the best friend an animal, a pet, can have in the cinemaverse.


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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:

EUR300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,057
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It's Alive Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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