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Euthanizer

Teemu Nikki | 85min | Finland

  • År: 2017
  • Språk: Finska
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Svensk Premiär

Svart humor och skruvat våld när karaktärer med tvivelaktiga moraliska ståndpunkter ställs mot varandra.

Den tillknäppte enslingen och bilmekanikern Veijo Haukka avlivar djur som en sidoverksamhet. Samtidigt hyser han större empati med djuren än med dess ägare, vilket han inte är sen med att påpeka. Men när han vägrar avliva en frisk hund, som ägs av en bekräftelsetörstande nynazistisk man, samt inleder en relation med sin inlagda fars sjuksyster krackelerar hans ensliga tillvaro. Teemu Nikkis visuellt slående och oupphörligen överraskande Euthanizer både hyllar och leker med exploateringsgenrens estetik och berättarform.

- Tobias Åkesson

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Teemu Nikki

Regissör: Teemu Nikki

Teemu Nikki was born in Finland in 1975. He is a self-educated filmmaker and a son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä. He has directed tens of short films and hundreds of commercials and music videos – and three feature films and two TV shows too. That makes him a genre-free, thus genre-enthusiastic director and storyteller. Teemu’s work has been shortlisted and awarded at e.g. Sundance Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, EurovisionCreative Days, Cannes Young Directors, CICFF, Tampere Film Festival, Popoli e Religioni Film Festival.

I grew up in a pig farm in the backwoods of Finland. Our farm wasn’t in the middle of nowhere, but we could see it from there. My childhood’s best friend was a VHS-player. I spend most of my time watching movies or trying to get them on my hands. Before the internet it wasn’t easy to get films to where I lived. My very first own copies were movies called First blood, Superman 3 and Hard times. I watched those over and over again. Maybe they have not been may the best films in the world, but I didn’t have that much of a choice. Now when I think about it, Charles Bronson ?s character in Hard Times is a bit like Matti Onnismaa’s character in Euthanizer. Both of the guys are considered old, they only talk when they have something to say and they both wear a cool hat. I was into 70’s and 80’s genre films. I watched everything I could get my hands on. Especially I loved John Carpenter’s films, and still do. Don Siegel’s Dirty Harry was one of the films that I probably watched when I was little bit too young. It fascinated me. In the beginning the main characther is a cool hero, but in the end he turns out to be as insane as the bad guy. I even remember feeling sorry for the serial killer in the film. He was clearly mentally ill and irresponsible for his actions. I never thought Harry’s killings were justified. That’s why I think Euthanizer is a Dirty Harry with animals.

Producent:
Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö
Manusförfattare:
Teemu Nikki
Fotograf:
Sari Aaltonen
Klippare:
Teemu Nikki
Medverkande:
Matti Onnismaa, Jari Virman, Hannamaija Nikander, Pihla Penttinen, Heikki Nousiainen
Kontakt:
Regissörens filmografi:
  • (select) 2016 Sekasin, TV; 2015 Lovemilla, Feature; 2013 Nymfit, TV; 2010 Play God, Doc; 2006 Finns drink the most coffee in the world, Short.