October 16, 2017

Euthanizer travels to Japan

Euthanizer tells the story of a mechanic who performs mercy kills on unwanted pets. Hannamaija Nikander is one of the film's stars.
Euthanizer tells the story of a mechanic who performs mercy kills on unwanted pets. Hannamaija Nikander is one of the film's stars.
Filmikamari

Euthanizer, directed by Teemu Nikki, is the first Finnish film to compete at the Tokyo International Film Festival in over 20 years.

The event calls the Competition “TIFF’s principal section and the highlight of the film festival” that showcases feature films completed after January 2017.

“It’s awesome that a Finnish movie is in the competition, and even better that it’s ours,” celebrates director Teemu Nikki in a press release.

Nikki also believes that the screening in Tokyo enables the film to enter the Asian market in general.

The world premiere of Euthanizer, which is known as Armomurhaaja in Finnish, took place at Toronto International Film Festival in September. Following its successful screening, the film’s international distributor Wide Management signed a distribution agreement for the North America market with Uncork’d Entertainment.

Last time a Finnish film competed at the Tokyo festival was in 1994. The film was Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana) by Aki Kaurismäki.

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