PRIEST OF EVIL

By Olli Saarela

FACTS

Title: PRIEST OF EVIL
Original title: HARJUNPÄÄ & PAHAN PAPPI
Director: Olli Saarela
Producers: Ilkka Matila
Executive producers: Ilkka Matila
Genre: Thriller
Duration: 100 min
Language: FINNISH
Country of origin: Finland
Production Company: Matila & Roerh Productions Oy
Scriptwriter: Leo Viirret
Cinematographer: Rauno Ronkainen
Production year: 2010
Editor: Benjamin Mercer
Local release: 29-10-2010

Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop, one of the city's very best, who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. Despite the support he receives from his colleague, Constable Onerva Nykänen, Harjunpää is unable to recover from his loss. While he looks for a way to assasinate his daughter's killer, he works on various cases involving strange deaths at Helsinki's metro stations, eventually determining them to be serial killings. But while he seems to get closer to the killer, the killer is actually getting closer to him. Harjunpää must find the murderer and as he tracks him down, he encounters an overwhelming darkness both within himself and without.

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Festival overview

American Film Market
2010-01-29

Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma
2011-08-19

Fantastisk Filmfestival i Lund
2011-09-15

Festival du Film Policier de Liége
2012-04-19

Finnish Film Week, Russia
2010-04-22

Indonesia International Fantastic Film Festival
2011-11-15

Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum
2011-03-21

Los Angeles Scandinavian FF
2012-01-07

Shanghai Int. FF
2011-02-10

Titanic Budapest Int. Film Festival
2011-10-11