THE HOUSE OF BRANCHING LOVE
Finland 2009 102 min
DIRECTOR: Mika Kaurismäki
SCREENPLAY: Mika Kaurismäki, Sami Keski-Vähälä
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Rauno Ronkainen
CAST: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Elina Knihtilä, Antti Reini
PRODUCTION: Mainostelevisio (MTV3), Marianna Films
35-year-old psychotherapist Juhani Helin and 34-year-old business trainer Tuula Helin decide to terminate their marriage in a civilized way. Until the divorce is final they live in the same house, but follow some set rules. One day Tuula brings her lover Marco home. Juhani takes revenge by hiring a prostitute from his brother Wolffie. The prostitute’s job is to pretend to be Juhani’s girlfriend. The House of Branching Love is a comedy about ex-helpmates who are on the warpath.