Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Felix Herngren, Anja Lundquist, Sofia Ledarp, Anna Bjork Pal Strobaek, Adam Nordlund, Cecilia Frode, Mans Herngren and Dennis Fredriksson co-star in Every Other Week (AKA Varannan Vecka, 2005), a Swedish domestic comedy about broken and fractured nuptials. Herngren and Bjork headline the cast as Jens and Tessan, initially a happily married couple with two children. These two soon find the sanctity of their marriage tested - first by the revelation that Jens has a platonic female friend named Johanna (Cecilia Frode), then by the disclosure of Tessan's extramarital affair from years prior. Infuriated over his wife's unfaithfulness, Jens packs his suitcases and moves into the home of his brother, television director Pontus (Felix Herngren), himself a veteran of divorce with a young daughter. Oddly, Pontus and his ex-wife, Maria (Lundquist), desire a second child, even though they can barely stand each other. But they disagree on the method: Pontus wants to do it the old-fashioned way, while Maria desires artificial insemination. At least four different directors worked on Varannan Vecka: star Felix Herngren, Hannes Holm, Måns Herngren and Hans Ingemansson. Several are veterans of television commercials - hence the sly parodies of television ads scattered throughout the film.
argument, artificial-insemination, commercials, custody, director, platonic