Rent Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019)

3.3 of 5 from 92 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
Juha (Pekka Strang) has lost his wife in a drowning accident. After years of feeling numb and unable to connect with people, he develops an unexpected but powerful connection with a dominatrix named Mona (Krista Kosonen). 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.
Actors:
, Ester Geislerová, Ellen Karppo, Armands Reinis, , Ilona Huhta, , , , Samuel Shipway, Sofia Kaipainen, Viivi Ihalainen, , Onni Vesikallio, Aleksandrs Garins, Zane Ticmane, Ludmila Petrova, Iveta Medne, Helmi Lahti,
Directors:
J.-P. Valkeapää
Producers:
Aleksi Bardy, Helen Vinogradov
Writers:
Juhana Lumme, J.-P. Valkeapää
Aka:
Koirat eivät käytä housuja
Studio:
UMBRELLA
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
Finland
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/07/2020
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
Finnish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 4
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/06/2021
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English DTS 5.1, Finnish DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • In depth filmed interview with writer and director Jukka-Pekka Valkeapaa
  • Filmed interviews with the films lead actors Krista Kosonen and Pekka Strang
  • Newly recorded English language audio commentary by writer and director Jukka-Pekka Valkeapaa MK3D audio interview with Mark Kermode and writer and director Jukka-Pekka Valkeapaa
  • Storyboard to screen comparison
  • Behind the scenes still gallery
  • Downloadable storyboards for the whole film Theatrical trailer

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Reviews (3) of Dogs Don't Wear Pants

Thought provoking, Disturbing, and with true Psychological Merit - Dogs Don't Wear Pants review by JF

Spoiler Alert
18/02/2022

The interviews after the film give really honest insight into a specific culture / world of BDSM, This is absolutely not though some kind of kinky sex film. It's a really well thought out exploration of what can happen for someone caught in grief, (or indeed maybe other bubbles that prohibit contact with other people)

The actors are great, and cinenatograhy fantastic.

It was a Canne Clapper - a lot of folk walked out.

I think this film is like marmite, my partner hated it. If you are into 'film; it;'s unmissable, if you have an interest in psychology or fetish its great.

If you are just expecting a bit of 'light American entertainment' - maybe give it a miss.

  It's encouraged me to seek out other films Pekka Strang and Krista Kosonen are in, and this is one of the great things about cinema Paradiso - you can find so many new and interesting films (or series) and 'discover' actors and actresses.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Not even unintentionally funny - Dogs Don't Wear Pants review by TE

Spoiler Alert
18/11/2021

Suffering the pains of grief after losing a loved one? Just get yourself down to your local S&M boutique and discover the masochist inside you (whilst giving sadists pleasure by allowing them to pull your teeth out with pliers). Masochistic asphyxiation to the point of near-death is this film's queasy remedy for all ills.

The best thing about this film is the title. In fact, it all goes down hill fast after the opening titles.

In retrospect, I wish I had pressed 'stop' after the early scene where Juha masturbates wildly with his dead wife's nightie over his head (having first drenched the garment in her favourite perfume). It becomes car-crash viewing as it goes along, though I'll refrain from any jokes about rubber-necking.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Awful boring film which thinks it is shocking - it isn't. It's just dull. - Dogs Don't Wear Pants review by PV

Spoiler Alert
18/03/2022

I have to agree that the best thing about this film is the title.

The only reason this is not 1 star is the cinematography - and it is almost 1 star anyway.

Why this has got great reviews from some, I do not know. It's a paper-thin idea which could make a half-hour film yet is dragged out with flabby fleshy S&M scenes to try and be radical - however it merely succeeds in being dull. Very.

I gave TOME OF FINLAND with the same actor and gave it 3 stars. It is better than this dross.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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