Euthanizer, a feature film directed by Teemu Nikki, has been selected in the Contemporary World Cinema Programme of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Euthanizer is Teemu Nikki's third feature film and the first production by It's Alive Films to have its world premiere at a major A-listed film festival.
'Euthanizer is like Dirty Harry with animals. It leans heavily on the genre films of the late 70's while still being a very Finnish film. Even though Euthanizer is a ruthless and dark film, it is also an entertaining trip,' director Nikki says.
'We have defined the genre as a violent Finnish summer noir, because the film combines elements from classic genre films, stylish arthouse films and vigilante stories,' producer Jani Pösö adds.
The soundtrack for Euthanizer is equally unique. K-X-P members Timo Kaukolampi and Tuomo Puranen have joined forces with Pekko Käppi and Johanna Tarkkanen, two of the few people in the world to master the 'jouhikko', an ancient Finnish bowed lyre instrument. The soundtrack will be released on vinyl later this autumn.
Euthanizer will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Finnish premiere will take place on 24th of November.