DOGS DON‘T WEAR PANTS
(orig. KOIRAT EIVÄT KÄYTÄ HOUSUJA)
Finland, Latvia 2019Language:FinnishSubtitles:GermanDirector:J.-P. ValkeapääWriter:Juhana Lumme, J.-P. ValkeapääCinematographer:Pietari PeltolaEditor:Mervi JunkkonenMusic:Michal NejtekSound:Julius Jäppinen, Anssi KainulainenWith:Pekka Strang, Ester GeislerováProducer:Aleksi Bardy, Helen VinogradovProduction Company:Helsinki-Filmi, Tasse FilmDistributor:Drop-Out Cinema eG105 min, Colour
Juha is at an idyllic lake with his wife and daughter. Then fate strikes, Juha's wife tragically drowns. Emotional emptiness and self-hatred determine his life from then on. Years later, he accompanies his daughter when she gets her tongue pierced - and meets Mona, a dominatrix. The unbelievable happens. Mona cuts off Juha's breath. This triggers a comforting hallucination in him. His life takes on a new meaning...Gently, the film, illustrated in well over fifty shades of grey and neon red, and well worth watching, shows a reciprocal power structure. DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTS tells its story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being with a lot of dark humour.
Director's Biography:J.-P. Valkeapää was born in Porvoo, Finland, in 1977. In 2008 he directed his feature film debut THE VISITOR, which was awarded "Best Nordic Film" at the Gothenburg Film Festival. Currently Valkeapää is working on his fourth feature film THE CYCLOPS.
2014 THEY HAVE ESCAPED
2008 DER BESUCHER
2003 Keinu (KURZ)
2000 SilmÄt kiinni ilman kÄsiÄ (kurz)
- 06.11.2021 22:45 UNIVERSUM 2