Koirat eivät käytä housuja

Koirat eivät käytä housujaDogs Don’t Wear Pants

Competition Narrative Films, Finland / Latvia 2019, 106 Min., finn. OV, engl. st

Several years after his wife’s death by drowning, for which he was partially responsible, Juha, a heart surgeon, discovers a bizarre way to feel closer to his late beloved. After accidentally ending up in an S&M studio, the dominatrix Mona strangles him for the purposes of sexual gratification. He has visions of his dead wife while and, at the same time, is overcome with tremendous feelings of happiness. From this point forward, Juha feels the uncontrollable urge to repeat the experience and to prolong it, if possible … With a healthy portion of dark humour, J-P Valkeapää tells the story of a life-threatening obsession and the liberation from it through love. In the exquisitely coloured and elegantly framed images of cameraman Pietari Peltola, the Finnish stars Pekka Strang (“Tom of Finland”) and Krista Kosonen (“Blade Runner 2049”) absolutely shine in this deeply moving tour de force.

Director J-P Valkeapää

Screenplay J-P Valkeapää, Juhana Lumme

Producer Aleksi Bardy, Helen Vinogradov

Production Company Helsinki-Filmi Oy, Mail: helsinkifilmi@helsinkifilmi.fi, Web: www.helsinkifilmi.fi

World Sales The Yellow Affair, Mail: contact@yellowaffair.com, Web: www.yellowaffair.com

Distributor Indeed Film, Mail: ag@indeedfilm.de, Web: www.indeedfilm.de

Cast Pekka Strang (Juha), Krista Kosonen (Mona), Ester Geislerova (Vaimo), Ilona Huhta (Elli), Oona Airola (Satu), Jani Volanen (Pauli)


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