August 15, 2017

Finnish film to premiere at Toronto Film Festival

In Teemu Nikki's Euthanizer, a mechanic puts old and sick pets out of their misery as a side job. Humans in the film are perhaps less mercifully treated.
In Teemu Nikki's Euthanizer, a mechanic puts old and sick pets out of their misery as a side job. Humans in the film are perhaps less mercifully treated.
Matti Onnismaa

The world premiere of Finnish film Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja) is set to take place at the Toronto International Film Festival, held from 7–17 September.

Directed by Teemu Nikki, the film will feature in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It will premiere in Finland in November.

Euthanizer tells the story of a mechanic who euthanises sick and old pets as a side job. Despite the grim work, he has a soft spot for the animals. Trouble stirs when the owner of a dog he was supposed to end realises that the canine is still alive. The only innocent party in the drama that ensues is the dog itself.

“It’s fantastic to see that there’s international demand for Finnish genre film,” says the film’s producer, Jani Pösö.

Finnish films have fared well on the international arena recently, and last year saw two Finnish films selected for TIFF.

Euthanizer is Teemu Nikki’s third feature-length film and production company It’s Alive Films‘ first to make it to the A-list programme at the prestigious film festival.

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