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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

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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Box Office

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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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
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Dark and Wacky Comedy
26 September 2017 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

Euthanizing a pet is a painful and awful process. Some people are wary of taking their pet to a veterinarian for this service. This is where Veijo steps in. He provides a pet euthanizing service that is outside the scope of the law as well as professional standards. Customers get what they pay for. Veijo's price is a sliding scale. The better Veijo believes the customer cares for their pet, the better the price. The toll goes beyond money and into the realm of karmic retribution. Veijo believes that people need to suffer for the pain they cause. Those who do not take responsibility for their animals are subject to biting lectures, insults, price increases, violence and other odd penalties. When it becomes apparent that Veijo's blunt, impulsive and harmful behavior is not limited to his customers, the wheels of true karma and justice begin to churn.

This dark and wacky comedy is a welcome antidote to the neutered and boring slop that pervades much of the airwaves and networks of the world. The story, characters and themes are refreshing and intriguing. However, the film could benefit from more depth and support across the board; dialogue, cinematography, plot, organization, funding and more. Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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