Euthanizer is a violent summer noir. It tells the story of Veijo Haukka, a 50-year-old mechanic, whose second job is to put sick pets to sleep. But what happens when he decides to save the wrong person’s dog? The themes revolve around animal rights, suffering and death. But the real story is not about good or evil – it’s about the stupidity of absolute men.
Teemu Nikki is a self-educated, award winning filmmaker and son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä, Finland. His latest feature, Euthanizer, has been a festival success and is Finland’s official Oscar entry for the 2019 Academy Awards. Nikki has also directed numerous short films and popular TV series. Nikki’s style is best described as a good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity.