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by J-P Valkeapää


Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is a darkly humorous story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being.

international title: Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
original title: Koirat eivät käytä housuja
working title: Mona
country: Finland, Latvia
sales agent: The Yellow Affair
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: J-P Valkeapää
film run: 105'
screenplay: J-P Valkeapää
cast: Krista Kosonen, Pekka Strang, Jani Volanen, Oona Airola, Tomi Salmela, Eeva Soivio, Samuel Shipway, Ilona Huhta, Iiris Anttila, Helmi Lahti
cinematography by: Pietari Peltola
film editing: Mervi Junkkonen
art director: Kaisa Mäkinen
costumes designer: Sari Suominen
producer: Aleksi Bardy, Helen Vinogradov
co-producer: Aija Berzina, Alise Gelze
line producer: Madara Kalnina
production: Helsinki Filmi Oy, Tasse Film
backing: Finnish Film Foundation (FI)
distributor: SF Studios Finland Oy

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