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Haarautuvan rakkauden talo (The House of Branching Love) (2009)

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A marriage gone sour turns into an increasingly strange game in this comedy from Finnish director Mika Kaurismaki. Juhani (Hannu-Pekka Bjorkman) is a family counselor and Tuula (Elina Knihtila) is a professional consultant; they've been married for years, but their relationship has gone stale and they decide it's time to split up. Juhani and Tuula believe they're intelligent and mature enough to share their home while the divorce plays itself out, but one night Juhani's friend Pekka (Tommi Eronen) urges him to take advantage of his new freedom, and Juhani picks up a woman and brings her home. Tuula is quietly furious at this development, and deciding turnabout is fair play she begins dating a handsome airline pilot (Ilkka Villi). Juhani doesn't want to be outdone, but when his pick-up turns out to be a one night stand, he has trouble finding a new girlfriend. Juhani's mother (Kati Outinen) and stepbrother (Antti Reini) run a call-girl ring, and though them he hires a hooker, Nina (Anna Easteden), to pose as his new significant other. However, things get messy in this escalating war of affection when a streetwalker working for Juhani's mom goes missing along with a large amount of cash. Haarautuvan Rakkauden Talo (aka The House Of Branching Love) was an official selection at the 2010 Cinequest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Haarautuvan rakkauden talo (The House of Branching Love)

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Feeble farce about sordid blood-ties and odd-couple sex. The dialogue's neither sly nor wry. Nearly every brushstroke at humour splatters into cartoonishness. There's no real darkness to the comedy, just some dingy, superficial trappings of darkness.

Full Review… | December 1, 2010
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Audience Reviews for Haarautuvan rakkauden talo (The House of Branching Love)

Interesting Finnish romcom with lots of good scenes, but ultimately so viscious and cruel at times that it becomes sad and sometimes even unpleasant.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith

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