Haarautuvan rakkauden talo (The House of Branching Love)
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Haarautuvan rakkauden talo (The House of Branching Love)
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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)