Euthanizer / Teemu Nikki

  • Country and Year: Finland 2017
  • Duration: 83 min
  • Director and Writer: Teemu Nikki
  • Production: Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö
  • Cinematographer: Sari Aaltonen
  • Music: Timo Kaukolampi, Tuomo Puranen, K-X-P
  • Cast: Matti Onnismaa, Jari Virman, Hannamaija Nikander, Heikki Nousiainen, Jouko Puolanto, Pihla Penttinen, Ilari Johansson, Olli Rahkonen, Rami Rusinen, Santtu Karvonen
  • Format: DCP

Euthanizer is sort of what you’d get if Jeremy Saulnier decided to make a movie about a righteously indignant freelance pet euthanizer and animal lover who goes up against a particularly pathetic group of teenage white supremacists. It has that modern indie-exploitation aesthetic of handheld precision and just-nearly-shocking-but-not-quite violence. — Its intriguing imagery is more than enough to engage the viewer from frame one. If the locations are banal, they are nonetheless well-utilized. Euthanizer is a great addition to – and a new take on – the current wave of grungy exploitation independent cinema.” – Eli Fine / The Playlist

“Draws much of its appeal from a deadpan performance by star Matti Onnismaa”
– John DeFore / The Hollywood Reporter

“Offers something truly different, both familiar, and yet, unquestionably deeper”
– Kurt Halfyard / Screen Anarchy

“An experience for brave and discerning audiences not soon forgotten”
– Jason Gorber / Birth. Movies. Death.

“The real deal, a homegrown and unassumingly grotesque head-scratcher”
– Ignatiy Vishnevetsky / The A.V. Club

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