AKA: Koirat Eivät Käytä Housuja
Directed by: J.-P. Valkeapää
Starring: Pekka Strang (Juha), Krista Kosonen (Mona), Ilona Huhta (Elli), Oona Airola (Satu), Jani Volanen (Colleague), Ester Geislerova (Wife)
Country: Finland; Effed Up European Movies
Language: Finnish (Eng Subs); Effed Up Scandinavian Cinema
Genres: BDSM, Sexual-Violence against Men
Plot – Spoilers:
A Finnish cardiac surgeon loses his wife to a drowning accident when she gets entangled in a stray net. He tries to save her but almost drowns himself and has a near-death-experience. Years later, his daughter is a teenager, but he is still numb from the shock and robotically slices his way through his job and life.
Initially, he fills the void of his dead wife’s memories by using her perfume and clothes while masturbating. But then a chance encounter with a domina at a fetish club offers the possibility of salvation. When she asphyxiates him, the moments surrounding his NDE return, momentarily reuniting him with his wife. This now becomes a regular obsession, as he craves going harder to prolong the experience.
If that isn’t interesting enough, Dogs Don’t Wear Pants also features one of the most beautifully memorable cinematic moments set to music, right at the end.