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
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Marjane Satrapi,Vincent Paronnaud, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria