Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Teemu Nikki


Director: Teemu Nikki
Section: International Independents
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
Language: Finnish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Matti Onnismaa, Jari Virman, Hannamaija Nikander, Pihla Penttinen, Heikki Nousiainen



Petri Kettu would like to get rid of his dog. Since he can't bring himself to kill the animal, he turns to mechanic Veijo Haukka, who earns money on the side by putting sick pets out of their misery. But Veijo won't touch healthy pets — like Petri's dog. Nonetheless, the owner demands that for his money, a service be rendered. A burdensome job turns into a question of honor, and soon even the two-legged animals become targets.

Meet the director


Teemu Nikki

Author and director Teemu Nikki, born 1975, began his career by working on music videos and advertisements. He has directed numerous short films, such as KAVERI (2008), and series such as NYMPHS (2013) and SEKASIN (2016). In 2015, he directed the science-fiction comedy LOVEMILLA.


Screenplay: Teemu Nikki
Director of Photography: Sari Aaltonen, Janina Witkowski, Kerttu Jaatinen
Film Editor: Teemu Nikki
Composer: Timo Kaukolampi, Tuomo Puranen
Production Designer: Teemu Nikki, Sari Aaltonen
Costume Design: Teemu Nikki, Sari Aaltonen
Sound: Sami Kiiski
Producer: Jani Pösö, Teemu Nikki
Production Company: It´s Alive Films
Co-Producer: Marja Pihlaja
World Sales: Wide Management