The Main 1 Tue, Apr 17, 2018 9:55 PM
Uptown Theatre Sun, Apr 22, 2018 9:00 PM
The Main 1 Thu, Apr 26, 2018 4:35 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Armomurhaaja
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
Tags:Culture & Society
Dark Comedy
Voice Category:Thrill Me
Chill Me
Release Year:2017
Runtime:85 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Screenplay - Tokyo International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Uncork'd
Director:Teemu Nikki
Producer:Jani Poso
Teemu Nikki
Cinematographer:Sari Aaltonen
Screenwriter:Teemu Nikki
Editor:Teemu Nikki
Composer:Timo Kaukolampi
Tuomo Puranen
Principal Cast:Matti Onnismaa
Jari Virman
Hannamaija Nikander
Heikki Nousiainen
Jouko Puolanto
Pihla Penttinen
Filmography:Simo Times Three ('12)
Lovemilla ('15)


Director-writer Teemu Nikki pithily describes his darkly comic drama about a man merciful to animals but ruthless to humans as “Dirty Harry with pets,” which should give viewers a good idea about this strange and impressive film’s peculiar worldview.

It centers on cranky loner Veijo, a black-market pet euthanizer. He’s a true animal lover who delights in personally delivering justice to careless owners who neglect their pets. His unconventional but meticulously organized life is disrupted when he crosses paths with loutish loser Petri, a garage mechanic and member of a neo-Nazi gang, and Lotta, a young nurse who works at the hospital where his elderly father lies dying. Things start to change for Veijo when he decides to keep rather than kill Petri’s scrappy mutt. Then Lotta forces her way into his life, not in the least put off by his dark, prickly personality. But can a man like Veijo ever hope to enjoy an ordinary life?

Director Biography

Teemu Nikki Director-writer Teemu Nikki was born in 1975 in Finland. Along with his latest feature, Euthanizer, Nikki is known for Simo Times Three (’12) and Lovemilla (’15). Throughout his career, Nikki has produced music videos as well as commercial and television programming.


"Funny, bitter, and sometimes bleak, the picture draws much of its appeal from a deadpan performance by star Matti Onnismaa." - Hollywood Reporter