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DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTS

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The idyllic married life of Juha is torn asunder as he naps; in a dreamlike prologue, his wife drowns at their lakeside home while their small daughter Elli watches on. In trying to rescue his tangled wife, he has a moment of spiritual connection with her soul, nearly drowning himself in the act. Ten years later, Juha is still consumed by grief; he finds comfort in his lonely daily routine, which includes his own form of self-abuse using his late wife’s underwear and perfume, while barely registering the existence of teenage Elli.

After accidentally wondering into a backroom BDSM venue while his daughter is getting tattooed in the front parlour, Juha is choked into semi-consciousness by parlour mistress Mona, who is affronted by his intrusion into her domain. Her attack energises his senses; a subsequent visit, in which he is humiliated and stripped bare (hence the title), leads to consensual asphysixiation, an act that triggers in him the moment when he last saw his wife’s life force. Juha grows dependent upon Mona’s skills, while failing to register the bond that his willingness for pain and degradation is generating in her.

'DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTS' STORIES
Dogs Don't Wear Pants - Dangerous BDSM and mismanaged (would-be) great characters
DOGS DON'T WEAR PANTS
Dangerous BDSM and mismanaged (would-be) great characters
The premise offers promising characters, but we need to know so much more about them and their unconventional actions, and that's where the filmmakers failed to understand their own product.
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RUN TIME: 1h 45m
CAST: Pekka Strang
Krista Kosonen
Ilona Huhta
Jani Volanen
Oona Airola
Iiris Anttila
Ester Geislerová
Ellen Karppo
Armands Reinis
Samuel Shipway
DIRECTOR: Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
WRITERS: Juhana Lumme
J.p. Valkeapää
PRODUCERS: Aleksi Bardy
Helen Vinogradov
SCORE: Michal Nejtek
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