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Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019)

Koirat eivät käytä housuja (original title)
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Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.

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J.-P. Valkeapää
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pekka Strang ... Juha
Krista Kosonen ... Mona
Ilona Huhta Ilona Huhta ... Elli
Jani Volanen ... Pauli
Oona Airola ... Satu
Iiris Anttila Iiris Anttila ... Piercer
Ester Geislerová ... Wife
Ellen Karppo Ellen Karppo ... Elli as a child
Armands Reinis Armands Reinis ... Fisherman
Samuel Shipway Samuel Shipway ... Jose
Sofia Kaipainen Sofia Kaipainen ... Jaana
Viivi Ihalainen Viivi Ihalainen ... Linda
Amos Brotherus Amos Brotherus ... Boy at school
Onni Vesikallio Onni Vesikallio ... Boy at school
Aleksandrs Garins Aleksandrs Garins ... Anesthesia Doctor
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Storyline

The story follows Juha who develops an unexpected but powerful connection with a dominatrix named Mona, following a tragic event in his life that has left him emotionally paralyzed. His dangerous addiction to suffocation is reciprocated by Mona leading them both down a wild and crazy path towards emotional enlightenment. Dogs Don't Wear Pants is a darkly humorous story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Finland | Latvia

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,420,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,855
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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J.-P. Valkeapää: Other customer of dominatrix Mona. See more »

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Dogs Make GREAT films

You sometimes hear people say things like 'film is dead '- and with all the straight to Netflix drivel that's out there, their argument could be made. This is the type of artwork that counters that debate and flat out obliterates it. Every frame of this movie communicates something beautiful. Every moment does the same. And that is to say, beauty in this case means a slice of life that is heightened and made all the more visceral and real. This is a true 'underdog' story...pardon the pun, but it's about someone who experiences the lowest of lows, and is smacked in the face (literally) with a second chance at love. This films shows that no, the world practically NEVER works out the way we want it, but if we are open to new things, we can not only survive, but also THRIVE. This movie made me cry tears of joy at the end. It's the weird love story that we need right now in this loony world.


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