Years after the death of his wife, Juha struggles with sadness and regret. Stumbling into a dominatrix’s studio, he finds a salve for his guilt in Mona, a mistress who is as eager to punish Juha as he is to be punished. Things spiral out of control as neither know how far they are willing to go.
Directed by J.-P. Valkeapää, this striking genre hybrid—part horror, comedy, drama, and romance—is a sex-positive foray into the seductive world of BDSM. Funny and tender, but also deeply unsettling, Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is entirely unpredictable yet guided by fearless performances from its actors.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States