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THE HOUSE OF BRANCHING LOVE

by Mika Kaurismäki

synopsis

Family therapist Juhani Helin, 35, and business trainer Paula Helin, 34, decide to divorce in a civilized manner and move to separate addresses after selling their common house. But when Paula invites her one night stand, Marco, to the house and Juhani takes revenge on her by hiring a prostitute, Nina, from his half-brother and a pimp, Wolffi, to play his new girlfriend in order to force Paula to leave the house, the box of pandora of their marriage flies open and releases the plagues of love and hate.
Based on the novel by Petri Karra.

international title: The House of Branching Love
original title: Haarautuvan rakkauden talo
country: Finland
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Mika Kaurismäki
film run: 102'
release date: FI 21/08/2009, NO 19/02/2010, EE 16/04/2010, FR 20/10/2010, HU 24/02/2011, CZ 21/04/2011, ES 08/09/2011, BE 30/11/2011
screenplay: Mika Kaurismäki, Sami Keski-Vähälä, Petri Karra
cast: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Elina Knihtilä, Antti Reini, Tommi Eronen, Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen, Irina Björklund, Anna Easteden, Antti Virmavirta, Mari Perankoski
cinematography by: Rauno Ronkainen
film editing: Jukka Nykänen
art director: Petri Neuvonen
costumes designer: Niina Pasanen
producer: Mika Kaurismäki
production: Marianna Films Oy
distributor: SF Film Finland Oy, Kanibal Distribution, A Contracorriente Films, Brunbro Films, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.

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main awards/selection

Brussels Film Festival 2010 
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