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Directed by: J-P Valkeapää
Original title: Koirat Eivät Käytä Housuja
Genres: Drama
Cast: Pekka Strang, Krista Kosonen, Ester Geislerová, Ilona Huhta
Written by: J-P Valkeapää, Juhana Lumme
Produced by: Aleksi Bardy, Helen Vinogradov
Production company: Helsinki-Filmi, Tasse Film
Production year: 2019
Release year: 2019
Country: Finland, Latvia
Language: Finnish
Duration: 105 min
Subtitled versions: English


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.

WINNER - Best Feature at Fantastic Fest 2019

WINNER - Crossovers Grand Prix at Strasbourg Fantastic Film Festival 2019

WINNER - Competition Winner at /Slash Fantastic Film Festival 2019 in Vienna

WINNER - Best Feature at Sitges Film Festival 2019 - Noves Visions Section






Directors’ Fortnight Cannes 2019

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019 Another View

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2019 Competition

Midnight Sun Film Festival 2019 New Finnish Films

Toronto International Film Festival 2019 Contemporary World Cinema

Festival Europeén du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg 2019 WINNER Crossovers Grand Prix

Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy 2019

Fantastic Fest 2019 Main Competition - WINNER Best Picture

/slash Film Festival Vienna 2019 Competition WINNER

Vancouver International Film Festival 2019 Contemporary World Cinema

Busan International Film Festival 2019 World Cinema

Sitges Film Festival 2019 Noves Visions Opening Film

BFI London Film Festival 2019 Dare

Filmekimi Istanbul 2019

Haifa International Film Festival 2019 Panorama

Monsterfest Australia 2019

Riga International Film Festival 2019 Nordic Highlights

Reykjavik International Film Festival 2019

Q Cinema International 2019 Special Screenings