Local Finnish character actor Matt Onnismaa stars as Veijo, a mechanic who on the side euthanizes sick animals. Though twisted, he’s not some cold-hearted killer who just eliminates animals at a rate that’s cheaper than the vets. His supposed talent lies in assessing whether a pet should go down, or whether their owner is the real problem. Throughout Veijo’s experiences, he rubs a nationalist gang the wrong way, but finds hot romance in nurse Lotta (Hannamaija Nikander) who is tending to his ailing, hospital-ridden father. The irony? Veijo has no desire to put his father out of his misery.
It’s a film, which Nikki also wrote and produced, that’s intended to get audiences thinking, especially with its surprise ending.