Transcript: The Minister - Episode 4 | Oct 22, 2020

Clips from the previous episodes roll.

At the Parliament session, Eggert says THE HONORABLE
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT,
HALLGRIMUR TOMASSON,
HAS BEEN ELECTED
SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT.

A man in his late fifties with a beret and a male teenager take furniture out of a church.

Rikardur arrives at a church and says WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

The man in his fifties says WE'RE RENOVATING.

Rikardur RENOVATING? THIS IS THE OLDEST
CHURCH IN THE VALLEY.

Katla walks into a bar. She spots Grimur and Svanhvít chatting.

She says WELL, LOOK WHO'S HERE.
(CHUCKLES)
SHOULDN'T WE TOAST TO
THE PRIME MINISTER'S AIDE?

Grimur says SHE'LL BE GREAT.

(SVANHVIT LAUGHING)

Svanhvit and Grimur have sex.

Svanhvit says NOT EVERYBODY
IS ALLOWED TO FUCK
THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR.

Grimur says WAIT, WHAT...
(CHUCKLES)

Over the phone, Hrefna says HI.

Over the phone, Ottar says, HI. IT'S OTTAR. HOW ARE YOU?

Hrefna FINE. HOW ARE YOU?

Ottar GOOD.
WHAT ABOUT THE
CHURCH RENOVATION?

Hrefna says I'LL CHECK IT OUT.

Over the phone, Benedikt says DAD, YOU LIED
TO A FRIEND AT A LOCAL PAPER

THAT I WOULD FIX IT LIKE THAT.

Rikardur says WHAT NONSENSE?
SHE'S PREGNANT.

Benedict asks Seinunn, ARE YOU PREGNANT?

She smiles and says YES.

Thorgeir Senior says RUNNING A COUNTRY
IS A HIGH-PRESSURE JOB.

Steinunn says OF COURSE.

Thorgeir Senior says YOU PROBABLY KNOW
WHY HE QUIT HIS STUDIES ABROAD.

Steinunn says HE STUDIED TOO MUCH AND HAD TO
GO TO A MENTAL HOSPITAL
AND THEN HE DECIDED
TO GO HOME.

Thorgeir Senior says THE REPORT DOESN'T SAY
HIS DIAGNOSIS IS
"TOO MUCH STUDYING."
AND YOU DON'T WANT
THAT REPORT TO BECOME PUBLIC.

(piano music)

The opening credits roll.

On her phone, Svanhvit walks out of a car and says I'VE BEEN WAITING.
I NEED IT RIGHT NOW.
THANK YOU. OKAY.

A man says I HAD THE GARAGE PAINTED.

Another man says HI, THERE.

At a meeting, everyone leaves the phones by the door.

Eggert says THERE WILL BE
A SPA HERE FOR THE TOURISTS.
HERE IS THE GOLF COURSE.
AND HERE IS THE HOTEL.
I THINK THIS WILL BE A MIRACLE
FOR THE PEOPLE THERE.
LUXURY TOURISM AND EVERYTHING.
TOURISTS WILL EVEN
FLY STRAIGHT TO AKUREYRI.
AND IT WILL LIFT THE COUNTY.

Svanhvit says I HAVE TO ASK THE MINISTER.
WASN'T THIS SUPPOSED
TO BE READY AGES AGO?

Meanwhile, Benedikt stares at out the window.

Eggert says YES, MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS.
THERE WAS A SMALL DELAY...
BUT NOW IT'S READY.
AND I'LL FLY UP NORTH
THIS AFTERNOON AND SIGN IT.

Benedikt says I'LL COME WITH YOU.

Eggert says UH...
THEY ARE EXPECTING ME,
PRIME MINISTER.

Benedikt says GREAT, YOU'LL COME
WITH ME THEN.

Eggert says BUT THIS HAS BEEN WORKED ON
IN MY MINISTRY FROM THE START,
SO I'M THE ONE
THAT SHOULD FINISH IT.

Benedikt says RIGHT.
THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.
I'M JUST GOING TO...

He stands up and leaves the meeting.

At the hallway, Ottar says BENEDIKT?
ARE YOU FREE?

Benedikt says ABSOLUTELY!
THERE ARE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING
UP NORTH. COME WITH ME.

Hrefna walks out the room carrying a cake.

He says HI.

She says HELLO.

He says I HAD A GREAT TIME.

Hrefna says ME, TOO.

Ottar says WHAT, BUSY?
BUSY?

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

Hrefna says YES.

Ottar says BELLA TORTA.

Hrefna says WHAT?

Ottar says I MEAN...
GREAT CAKE, ITALIAN.
ARE YOU AVAIL...

Benedikt says SHALL WE?

Ottar says YES.

Benedikt smiles at Hrefna and mouths something at her

Eggert says WELL...
SHOULDN'T WE FINISH
THE MEETING THEN?

Svanhvit says YES.

Benedikt says IT'S GREAT FOR
SUCH A SMALL COMMUNITY.
I'M PROUD
AND LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

Ottar says THANK YOU. (CHUCKLES)

Benedikt says THANKS.

Ottar says WHY IS THERE A CAKE?

Benedikt says UH... (SPUTTERS)
WHY?
BECAUSE EVERYTHING
IS BETTER WITH A CAKE.
LET'S SAY YOU GET
A PARKING TICKET.
IS IT BETTER
WITH OR WITHOUT A CAKE?

(OTTAR CHUCKLES)

Ottar says WITH A CAKE.

Benedikt says EXACTLY.
IT'S A "WHY NOT" CAKE.
IT'S AN OLD-SCHOOL CAKE.
OF COURSE IT SHOULD BE
100 percent VEGAN,
WE NEED TO DO OUR PART
FOR THE CLIMATE.
AND THE GOVERNMENT
HAS FOUGHT FOR
A NEW CLIMATE PLAN.
BUT I'M AN OLD COUNTRY BOY,
AND I LOVE A CHOCOLATE CAKE,
CREAM AND A GLASS OF MILK.
NOT COFFEE.
COFFEE WITH CAKE IS DISGUSTING.

(music plays)

The theme music plays. The flag of Iceland appears on Benedikt's face.
The name of the series reads "The Minister."

Benedikt walks in Hrefna's office and says LISTEN.
SO...
UH...
CAN YOU GET ME A TICKET
ON THE NEXT PLANE TO AKUREYRI?

Hrefna says BENEDIKT, YOU'VE GOT A SCHEDULE.

Benedikt says PLEASE, CAN I GO?

Hrefna says IT'S A BIT OF A PROBLEM, YOU'RE
SUPPOSED TO BE AT A MEETING.

Benedikt says THEY'RE FINISHING
A GREAT DEAL THERE AND...
EGGERT'S AIDE WILL
ALLOW HIM TO GO.
(CHUCKLES)

Hrefna says YES, OKAY.

Benedikt says YES!

He raises his fist.

(HREFNA CHUCKLES)

Benedikt says IF YOU EVER HAVE TO
GET OUT OF A MEETING,
OR GO TO AKUREYRI,
Thorgeir Junior says UST TALK TO ME. OKAY?

Hrefna says SURE.

At the airport, Eggert says I'M VERY PROUD
THAT WE FINISHED THIS DEAL.
THIS IS THE FOUNDATION
OF TOURISM IN THE NORTH.

Benedikt says WASN'T THERE A PROBLEM
WITH THE PLANNING PERMISSIONS?

Eggert cuts the check in queue and says BENEDIKT.

Benedikt says ISN'T THERE A QUEUE?
UH...

Egger gives the papers to the check-in counter lady and says HERE YOU ARE.

Benedikt says SORRY.
WASN'T THERE A PROBLEM
WITH THE PLANNING?

Eggert says YES. NATURE CONSERVATION ISSUES.
THANKS!

They get in the plane.

(BENEDIKT CHUCKLES)

On the phone, Eggert says THE HOTEL
FULFILS EVERY DEMAND.
IT'S GREAT FOR THE COUNTY.
BENEDIKT.
RIGHT.
GIVE THEM MY REGARDS.

Benedikt says SALOME?

Salome says HI.

Benedikt says ARE YOU ALONE?

Salome says YES.

Benedikt says to the passenger sitting next to Salome HEY...
WOULD YOU MIND
SWITCHING SEATS?

Salome says AREN'T YOU WITH THE SUIT
OVER THERE?

Benedikt says YES, BUT YOU'RE
MUCH MORE FUN.

(SALOME LAUGHING)

(EGGERT SIGHS)

Benedikt says JUST SIT THERE.

The lady says NO PROBLEM.

Benedikt says NEXT TO THAT GUY.
AND DON'T ALLOW HIM
TO DISCUSS POLITICS.

The lady says NO.
HELLO.

Eggert says HELLO, EGGERT.

The lady says MARIA.

Eggert says HELLO, MARIA.

Benedikt says IT'S BEEN YEARS.
YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED AT ALL.

Salome says I'M NOT SURE I AGREE.
ARE YOU GOING NORTH
FOR THAT TOURIST ABOMINATION?

Benedikt says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Salome says I THOUGHT IT HAD BEEN STOPPED.

Benedikt says IT'S A DREAM PROJECT,
100 JOBS, GREAT INCOME,
EVERYTHING PERMITTED AND GREAT.

Salome says BENEDIKT, YOU KNOW IT'S IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE BIRD SANCTUARY?

Benedikt says STRAIGHT IN THE MIDDLE? NO.

Salome says YES.

Benedikt says REALLY?

Salome says YES, FUCK THE SMALL BIRDS
SO THE PEOPLE CAN GET MONEY
FROM FOREIGNERS.

The plane lands.

As they walk out of the airport, Salome says ARE YOU STILL PLAYING?

Benedikt says I MOVED THE GRAND PIANO
INTO MY OFFICE.

Salome says REALLY, THE ONE AND ONLY?

Benedikt says YES.

Rikardur says BENEDIKT.

Benedikt says HELLO.

Rikardur says I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU TWO
TOGETHER FOR YEARS.
I SAW ON THE NEWS
YOU WERE COMING.
I WAS GOING TO
OFFER YOU A RIDE.

Benedikt says IT'S JUST A QUICK VISIT.
SALOME WILL DRIVE ME.

Salome says I INVITED HIM
OVER FOR COFFEE.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US?

Rikardur says WHY NOT?

Benedikt says NO. DAD...
DOESN'T DRINK COFFEE
ANYMORE, RIGHT?
I... WELL...

Salome chuckles and says BYE.

Benedikt sees Salome's old Land Rover at the parking lot and says NO, NO...

Salome laughs.

Benedikt says IS IT THE DRAGON?

Salome says YES.
IT HAS TO BE CODDLED A BIT,
BUT IT STILL WORKS.

Benedikt says YOU'RE A MIRACLE WORKER.

Eggert says WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

Benedikt says FOR A CUP OF COFFEE.

Eggert says COFFEE?
THE CEREMONY IS
IN A SHORT WHILE.

Benedikt says RIGHT and gets on Salome's truck.

Eggert's niece Valgerdur says HI.

Eggert says HELLO, NIECE.
MY NIECE,
THE COUNCIL DIRECTOR. MMM.

Valgerdur says WAS BENEDIKT GOING TO COME?

Eggert says HE KIND OF FORCED ME
TO TAKE HIM WITH ME.

Valgerdur says says ISN'T THAT GREAT?

Eggert scoffs and says AND TAKE OUR CREDIT?

Valgerdur says NO, MAYBE NOT.

Eggert says WELL...
ANY NEWS?

Valgerdur says I WAS OFFERED THE JOB
OF HOTEL DIRECTOR.

Eggert says OH?

They arrive at Salome's house in the mountains.

(BENEDIKT EXHALES)

(BIRDS CHIRPING)

Salome pours themselves some coffee.

Benedikt says THANK YOU.
YOU'RE STILL WORKING
IN THE THEATER?

Salome says YES.
WEREN'T YOU GOING TO
WRITE A MUSICAL FOR ME?

Benedikt says YES, RIGHT.

Salome chuckles.

Benedikt says MELODIA.
BASED ON
THE OLD MANUSCRIPT.

Salome says I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT IT.
WE'VE GOT A PREMIERE
NEXT MONTH.
AND YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT
OF A CREDIT THERE.

Benedikt says OH?

Salome says MMM.
REMEMBER WHEN
YOU WERE 20 YEARS OLD
AND YOU WROTE ME A POEM?
REMEMBER?

Benedikt says YES.
WHAT DID IT SOUND LIKE AGAIN?

(BOTH SINGING)

Benedikt says WAIT...

He sits at the piano and plays.

(CLEARS THROAT)
(PLAYING)
(BOTH SINGING)
(BENEDIKT CLEARS THROAT)

Benedict kisses her hand.

Salome says ANYWAY...
WE'RE USING YOUR TRANSLATION,
IS THAT ALL RIGHT?

Benedikt says YES. OF COURSE!

Salome takes him to the bird sanctuary.

(CHUCKLES)

Salome says THIS IS WHAT
YOUR MOTHER FOUGHT FOR.
SHE CONVINCED EVERYONE
WHO LIVES HERE,
WROTE TO ALL THE MEMBERS
OF ALTHING,
FOUGHT AND FOUGHT AGAIN.
MY MOM HELPED HER.
THIS IS WHAT
THEY WANTED TO PROTECT.
THIS IS THEIR LEGACY.

At the ceremony, Valgerdur says AND EGGERT EINARSSON
HAS MADE IT SO
THAT WE CAN CREATE
A LOT OF JOBS.
ON BEHALF OF
THE COUNTY COUNCIL,
I WANT TO THANK HIM.
AND HERE IS THE PRIME MINISTER
TO SIGN THE AGREEMENT.

Benedict walks in and says SORRY I'M LATE.
(BENEDIKT CHUCKLES)
HELLO.
HELLO. RIGHT.
"OUR BEAUTIFUL SMALL FRIENDS,"
THE POET SAID...
"AND BLIND MEN
FIND NO PLEASURE...
"IN GROWING A GARDEN."
HERE IN THE MOUTH
OF THE VALLEY
IS GODWITS' PARADISE.
THE FORTRESS OF THE TERNS.
THEY ARE EMISSARIES OF THE
ALMIGHTY IN THE NORTHERN TUNDRA.
AND EVEN THOUGH THE CRUEL WINTER
BANISHES THEM EVERY FALL,
THEY RETURN EVERY SPRING.
THEY ARE
OUR MOST LOYAL GUESTS.
ALL OVER THE WORLD,
WE CAN SEE ADS
ABOUT ICELAND'S
UNSPOILED NATURE.
AND BECAUSE OF THAT WE GET
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS
OF TOURISTS EVERY YEAR.
AND IN THE CAPITAL,
THE ACCOUNTANTS
LOVE THIS FORMULA.
KEEPING THE GDP UP
BY BREAKING MOTHER NATURE...
AND VIOLATING HER.
AND I KNOW YOU WILL SAY
THAT THE HOTEL WON'T AFFECT
THE BIRD SANCTUARY.
BUT THAT'S NOT RIGHT.
IF WE ONLY CONTINUE
TO CONCENTRATE ON SELLING
COCKTAILS, PLASTIC PUFFINS
AND EXPENSIVE GLACIER TRIPS
TO TOURISTS,
THE SMALL BIRDS WILL BE CRUSHED
UNDER THE WHEEL OF INDUSTRY.
"YOU'VE BEEN FAITHFUL
OVER A FEW THINGS.
"I WILL MAKE YOU RULER
OVER MANY THINGS."
THIS LAND IS
ALREADY INHABITED.
THEREFORE, I CAN'T SEE HOW
WE COULD SIGN THIS AGREEMENT.
I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.
THANK YOU.

Valgerdur says HE'S CALLING IT OFF?

Eggert says WHAT THE HELL?
I'LL CHECK.

Eggert follows him outside and says BENEDIKT.

Benedikt says YES.
ARE YOU DRIVING?

Eggert says WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK
YOU'RE DOING?

Benedikt says EGGERT, WE CAN'T BUILD ON
PROTECTED LANDS JUST LIKE THAT.

Eggert says "JUST LIKE THAT"?
THIS IS BASED ON
YEARS OF WORK!
THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT
TO BE WISHY-WASHY.
WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT.
WE MIGHT BE LIABLE.
YOU HAVE TO SIGN!

Benedikt says CAN'T.

Eggert says THIS IS BETRAYAL.

Benedikt says NO, SIGNING THE AGREEMENT
WOULD BE A BETRAYAL.

Rikardur says BENEDIKT...
GOOD MORNING.

Eggert says RIGHT.

Rikardur says COME WITH ME.

Benedikt says YES.

Eggert says NO, YOU CAN'T...

Benedikt says DAD WILL DRIVE ME.

Valgerdur says WHAT THE HELL
IS GOING ON?
IS THE DEAL OFF?

Eggert says I'LL HANDLE IT.
IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT.
(PHONE RINGING)

Hrefna says HREFNA.

A woman says HI, HREFNA. THIS IS
LARA OMARSDOTTIR, REPORTER.
I NEED INFORMATION ABOUT
THE SIGNING CEREMONY UP NORTH.

Hrefna says YES, WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Lara says WHAT HAPPENED?
IS THE PRIME MINISTER
STOPPING THE CONSTRUCTION
AND IF SO, DOES HE HAVE
THE POWER TO DO IT?

Hrefna says YES... RIGHT...
WE'RE GOING OVER IT.

Lara says YES...

Hrefna says CALL ME IN 30 MINUTES.

Lara says I WILL.

Hrefna says THANK YOU, GOODBYE.

She hangs up and says FUCK.
WHAT THE...

She searches online and says WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
(PHONE RINGING)

Hrefna says HREFNA.

A man says HELLO, THIS IS SINDRI,
A REPORTER AT KASTLJOS.
REGARDING THE SIGNING...

Hrefna says WE'RE WORKING ON IT.

Sindri says CAN BENEDIKT COME IN
FOR A TV INTERVIEW TONIGHT?

Hrefna says THE MINISTRY CAN REVIEW
PLANNING PERMISSIONS.

Sindri says I UNDERSTAND BUT...

Hrefna says CALL ME LATER. THANKS.

Sindri says I WANT TO INTERVIEW
BENEDIKT ABOUT...

She hangs up on him.

(PHONE RINGING)

Hrefna looks upset.

(MUSIC PLAYING ON CAR STEREO)

In his dad's car, Benedikt says LOOK AROUND. ICELAND.
THIS IS ICELAND.
WE HAVE TO PROTECT IT.
FINALLY, I'M UNDERSTANDING
MY JOB.

Rikardur says IT'S NOT AS EASY FOR ME
AS IT IS FOR YOU.
THE JOB... IT'S A DIFFICULT ONE.

Benedict rejects a call from Steinunn.

Benedikt says I DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD
ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT.

Rikardur says YOU'VE CHANGED A LOT
SINCE YOU BECAME MINISTER.

Benedikt says DAD...
I KNOW YOU WOULD
DO IT DIFFERENTLY.
EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT.
THAT BECAME CLEAR
WHEN YOU STARTED LYING
ABOUT ME IN THE MEDIA.

Rikardur says I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THAT.
I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Benedikt says DAD...
CAN'T WE JUST SIT HERE CALMLY
AND LISTEN TO MUSIC?
OKAY?
(TURNS OFF MUSIC)

Rikardur says I'M TALKING TO YOU.

Benedikt says STOP THE CAR.

Rikardur says BENEDIKT.

Benedikt says STOP.

Rikardur says LISTEN TO ME.

Benedikt says STOP THE CAR.
IF I CAN'T LISTEN TO MUSIC,
THEN I'M GOING OUT
TO LISTEN TO NATURE.
WE CAN SPEAK LATER.

He gets off the car.

(CAR DOOR CLOSES)

Thorgeir Junior says IT'S VERY CUTE
AND ALL THAT, SAVING THE BIRDS
FROM THE BAD CAPITALISTS, BUT...
IS IT REALLY
WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO?

Steinunn says I HAVEN'T BEEN
ABLE TO REACH HIM.

Thorgeir Junior says HOW HAS HE BEEN LATELY?

Steinunn says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
(SIGHS)

Thorgeir Junior says THE INCIDENT IN THE UK...
STEINUNN, AFTER THAT...
WHEN I HEARD YOU WERE
MARRYING HIM, I WAS AFRAID.
FOR YOU.

Steinunn says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Thorgeir Junior says IT WAS NO JOKE.
I FEEL LIKE SOMETHING IS
ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

Steinunn says BENEDIKT HAS ALWAYS
BEEN LIKE THIS.
HE'S NOT LIKE OTHER PEOPLE.

Thorgeir Junior says BUT LIKE THIS?
IF WE REACT APPROPRIATELY, THEN
THIS DOESN'T HAVE TO GO TOO FAR.

Steinunn says DID DAD SEND YOU?

Thorgeir Junior says NO.
NO!
I COULDN'T CARE LESS
ABOUT AN OLD MAN
WHO WANTS TO SIT ON A CHAIR
IN AN OLD HOUSE
AND PRETEND TO BE A BIG SHOT.
I'M THINKING OF YOUR HUSBAND.

Steinunn says RIGHT. IT'S JUST A COINCIDENCE
THAT THE DAY BENEDIKT
GOES AGAINST DAD'S MINISTER,
YOU APPEAR.

Thorgeir Junior says YES, BECAUSE I CAN HELP HIM.

Steinunn says THANKS, THORGEIR.
BUT HE DOESN'T NEED HELP.

Thorgeir Junior says STEINUNN, LISTEN TO ME.

(CELL PHONE VIBRATING)

Thorgeir Junior says PLEASE.

Steinunn says HELLO.

Rikardur says HI.
I... I WENT TO THE CEREMONY.

Steinunn says YES. IS HE WITH YOU?
I CAN'T REACH HIM.

Rikardur says I WAS DRIVING HIM.
THEN HE INSISTED I LET HIM OUT
ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

Steinunn says WHAT?

Rikardur says HE CAME HERE WITH SALOME.

Steinunn says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Rikardur says YOU CAN SAY HE WAS...
A BIT ENERGETIC.

Steinunn says LISTEN, I...
I'M COMING.

Rikardur says YES, PLEASE.

Steinunn says I'LL TAKE
THE NEXT PLANE.

Rikardur says GREAT.
I'LL BE AT HOME.

Steinunn says OKAY.
THANKS. BYE.

Rikardur says BYE.

Thorgeir Junior says IS EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT?

Steinunn says YES.

(CELL PHONE VIBRATING)

Grimur says HELLO.

Eggert says I'M COMPLETELY...
HOW SHOULD I INTERPRET THIS?
HAVE WE STOPPED
THE CONSTRUCTION?

Grimur says I'M AS SURPRISED AS YOU.

Eggert says IT'S AN INVESTMENT
OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS!
IT LOOKS VERY BAD
FOR THE PARTY.
AND ALL BECAUSE
OF SOME BIRDS.

Grimur says I AGREE.

Eggert says GOOD, BECAUSE
THIS DOESN'T WORK.

Grimur says IS IT LEGAL?

Eggert says YOU CAN BE SURE
THEY WILL SUE.

Grimur says THE PARTY SUPPORTS YOU.

Eggert says CAN I TELL THE MEDIA THAT?

Grimur says YES, YOU CAN.

Eggert says WHAT ABOUT BENEDIKT?

Grimur says BENEDIKT?
I'LL TALK TO HIM.

Eggert says GREAT.
HE DOESN'T LISTEN TO ME.

Grimur says I KNOW HOW TO WORK HIM.

Eggert says GOOD.
BYE.

Valgerdur says to a reporter THE PRIME MINISTER IS HINDERING
PROGRESS IN THE COUNTRY.

The reporter says GREAT. THANK YOU. ARE YOU READY, EGGERT?

Eggert says YES.

The cameraman says ROLL.

The reporter says THIS WILL PROBABLY
DELAY THE CONSTRUCTION.
WILL YOU GIVE PERMISSION LATER
OR IS IT COMPLETELY OFF?

Eggert says IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO
REVIEW THE ISSUE CAREFULLY.
THE PARTY WANTS...

Benedikt sits by the road and takes in the fresh air. A black dog approaches him.

(LEO PANTING)

Benedikt says OH, HOW ARE YOU?
(BENEDIKT CHUCKLES)

He spots a little bird on a rock and says OH...
HELLO THERE.

(CHIRPING)

(CELL PHONE RINGING)

Benedikt says HELLO, GRIMUR.

Grimur says HELLO.

Benedikt says ARE YOU CALLING TO BERATE ME?

Grimur chuckles and says NO, THAT WAS GREAT.
IMPULSIVE, BUT GREAT.

Benedikt says I THOUGHT EVERYBODY
WOULD BE ANGRY.

Grimur says YOU'RE IN CONTROL,
AND THE PARTY SUPPORTS YOU.

Benedikt says EGGERT IS ANGRY.

Grimur says HE HAS AN AGENDA.

Benedikt says OH?

Grimur says HIS NIECE IS THE DIRECTOR
OF THE COUNCIL.
I'M TOLD SHE'S BEEN HIRED
AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE HOTEL.

Benedikt says REALLY?

Grimur says IT'S GOOD YOU STOPPED IT.
SHE WAS GOING TO GET SHARES.

Benedikt says THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

Grimur says IT WOULDN'T BE GOOD
IF THE OPPOSITION
REFERRED TO
THE COALITION AGREEMENT.

Benedikt says RIGHT.
THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE IT.

Grimur says IT'S JUST MY JOB.

Benedikt says "A MAN ALONE IS ONLY HALF.
"WITH OTHERS
HE'S MORE THAN HIMSELF."

Grimur says RIGHT.
EXACTLY.

Benedikt says THANKS FOR CALLING.
I'LL SEE YOU.
LEO, NOW WE'LL JUST
TURN OFF THE PHONE.
JUST LIKE THAT.

He pats the dog and says AH, YOU'RE SO GREAT.
HEY. LOOK.
LET'S ASK FOR A RIDE.
COME ON.
(SNAPPING FINGERS)
COME.
COME HERE.
COME HERE, BOY.

A car stops.

A young driver pulls down the window and says HELLO!

Benedikt says HI.
TELL ME,
IS THERE ROOM FOR US?

Stunned, he looks at the boy on the passenger's seat and says YEAH, I THINK SO...
WE HAVE SPACE.

Benedikt says GREAT.
LEO, INSIDE.
WELL DONE!
THANKS FOR STOPPING.

In her office, Hrefna says over the phone YES, WE'RE REVIEWING
THE SITUATION.
THE MINISTRY WILL SEND YOU
A PRESS RELEASE.

A man on the other end on the phone says WE NEED
THE MINISTRY'S REACTION.
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

Hrefna says YES, RIGHT.
IN A MOMENT.
WE'RE REVIEWING...
YES, THANK YOU.

She calls benedict and leaves a message. She says BENEDIKT, YOU HAVE TO
RETURN MY CALLS.
EVERYTHING IS GOING CRAZY.
(CELL PHONE RINGING)
(GROANS)

She takes another call and says HI.

Ottar says WHAT'S GOING ON?
DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND
HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS?

She chuckles.

Ottar says JOKE.
I JUST WANTED
TO HEAR FROM YOU.

She sighs and says THANK YOU.

Ottar says HOW'S IT GOING?
IS IT A CRISIS?

Hrefna says I THINK I HAVE TOLD
EVERY REPORTER IN THE COUNTRY
THAT WE'RE
"REVIEWING THE SITUATION."
(CHUCKLES)

Ottar says REPORTERS KNOW
WHAT THAT MEANS.
I'M THINKING...
ARE YOU HUNGRY?

At a café, Benedikt sits with the men who gave him a ride.

He says GOOD AFTERNOON.

The waitress says GOOD AFTERNOON.

The co-pilot says HI.

The girl says HI.

Benedikt says WHAT?
DO YOU KNOW HER?

He says WE'RE IN THE SAME CLASS.

Benedikt says I SEE...
SOMETHING GOING ON?

The young man says NO, I'M BAD AT THAT.

Benedikt says HOW SO?

The young man says JUST, SHE'S BRILLIANT,
BUT I DON'T DARE DO ANYTHING.

Benedikt says HOW ABOUT YOU?
ARE YOU GOOD AT IT?
UH...
OKAY, I WAS HOPELESS...
BUT EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN ME
YOU BETTER JUST DO IT.

He calls the waiter.

The young man says WAIT, WHAT...

Benedikt says WAIT.

The girl says READY TO ORDER?

Benedikt says WE'RE ABOUT 90 percent THERE...

The waiter says YES.

Benedikt says WHEN IS YOUR SHIFT OVER?

The waiter says UH, 9:00.

Benedikt says MY FRIEND OLAFUR HERE...
IS GOING TO THE CINEMA
AT 10:00. ALONE.
AND WE WERE WONDERING
IF YOU WANTED TO JOIN HIM.

The girl says OKAY.
YOU'LL JUST CALL FOR ME.

Benedikt says YES, IN TWO MINUTES.
THE THING IS...
IF YOU FIND A GIRL OR A BOY
THAT'S WORTH TALKING TO,
YOU CAN'T RETREAT.

He sees Eggert talking on TV and gets closer.

(EGGERT TALKING ON TV)

Benedikt says EVEN THOUGH
THINGS GO AGAINST YOU.

Eggert says I BELIEVE
THIS WILL END WELL.

The reporter says AND WHAT NOW?

Eggert says THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE
WITH THE PROJECT
DESPITE WHAT
THE PRIME MINISTER DID.
WE HAVE A MAJORITY,
AND I'LL MAKE SURE...
IT WILL HAPPEN.

Benedict looks at his phone and sees all the missed calls.

Ottar and Hrefna go out for a quick bite.

Ottar says ACCORDING TO...
RELIABLE SOURCES...

Hrefna says MMM.

Ottar says A CERTAIN MEMBER OF ALTHING CAME
HERE EVERY WEEK FOR DECADES.
AND ALWAYS ORDERED
THE DOUBLE-BARRELED.

Hrefna says "DOUBLE-BARRELED"?

Ottar says YES.
TWO HOT DOGS IN ONE BUN.
(CHUCKLES)

Hrefna says OKAY. DOUBLE-BARRELED.

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

Ottar says "DOUBLE-BARRELED."
IT'S A COOL WORD DESCRIBING
A RATHER NASTY THING.

Hrefna says MMM.

Ottar points at the corner of his lips. Hrefna misreads the sign and leans on to kiss him.

He says YOU'VE GOT REMOULADE THERE.

Ottar says REMOULADE.

Hrefna says OH.
(HREFNA CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

Ottar says WHAT'S IT LIKE...
WORKING WITH BENEDIKT?

Hrefna says GREAT.

Ottar says HE'S A BIT QUICK, ISN'T HE?

Hrefna says HE'S THE MOST
ENERGETIC MAN I KNOW.

Ottar says RIGHT.

(CELL PHONE RINGING)

(SIGHS)

Hrefna says SORRY.

He gives him her umbrella and says CAN YOU...

Ottar says YES.

Hrefna says JESUS.

Ottar says DO YOU HAVE TO ANSWER?

Hrefna takes the call and says FINALLY.

Benedikt says HI, I HAVE TO
FIRE A MINISTER TONIGHT.
HOW DO I DO THAT?

Hrefna says WAIT.
SORRY. WHAT?

Benedikt says WE HAVE TO FIRE EGGERT.

Hrefna says WAIT A SECOND.
HAVE YOU TALKED TO HIM?

Benedikt says I'VE TRIED.
I THINK HE'S ON THE PLANE.

Hrefna says SHOULDN'T WE THINK ABOUT IT?

Benedikt says NO.
HE BROKE
THE COALITION AGREEMENT.
HIS NIECE WAS GOING TO BE
THE DIRECTOR OF THE HOTEL
AND A SHAREHOLDER.

Hrefna says OKAY, BUT...
HE CAN'T BE A MINISTER.

Hrefna says DOES IT HAVE TO HAPPEN TONIGHT?
SHOULDN'T WE THINK...

Benedikt says YES, TONIGHT.
LET'S FINISH IT.

Hrefna says OKAY...
BUT TRY TO TALK TO HIM
BEFORE WE PUBLISH THE NEWS.

Benedikt says OKAY. I'LL DO THAT.
(HREFNA EXHALES)

Ottar says WHAT WAS THAT? (CHUCKLES)

(SIGHS)

Hrefna says SORRY, I HAVE TO RUN.

Ottar says OH, NO.

Hrefna says YES, BUT...

Ottar says GOOD MEETING YOU.

Hrefna says LIKEWISE, AND THANKS
FOR THE HOT DOG. (CHUCKLES)
AND THE WISDOM.

Ottar says THE HOT DOG PHILOSOPHER,
ALWAYS READY. (CHUCKLES)

Hrefna goes back to her office and go through some files. Then she writes a document on the computer.

A reporter says PRIME MINISTER
BENEDIKT RIKARDSSON
DECLINED TODAY TO SIGN
AN AGREEMENT ABOUT
THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HOTEL
IN SVARFADARDALUR.
THE CHAIRMAN OF
THE PROGRESSIVE PARTY
SAYS IT'S A SCANDAL.

A man says HIS STATEMENT
WAS VERY VAGUE.
BUT IT SEEMS TO ME
THAT HE'S STOPPING INVESTMENT
IN THE COUNTRY
WITHOUT REASON.
WHAT HE'S DOING IS
UNACCEPTABLE AND DICTATORIAL.
IT WILL DISCOURAGE INVESTORS.

The reporter says WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE
TO REACH THE PRIME MINISTER.

Steinunn arrives at Rikardur's house.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

(MAN TALKING ON TV)

Steinunn says RIKARDUR.
HELLO.
HELLO?
HELLO?

Rikardur says I'M HERE.
STEINUNN, MY DEAR.

Steinunn says WHERE IS HE?

She shows him a selfie on social media of Benedikt in the car with the young men and says DO YOU KNOW THOSE BOYS?

Rikardur says ISN'T IT OLAFUR?
HE LIVES HERE IN THE VALLEY.
I CONFIRMED HIM
SIX YEARS AGO.

Steinunn says HE MUST BE WITH THEM.

Rikardur says I HAVE TO TALK TO YOU.

Steinunn says WHAT?

He opens a room and says I NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT EVA.
BENEDIKT'S MOTHER.
YES...
THIS WAS HER KINGDOM.
SHE PAINTED.
SHE PAINTED THIS ONE.
THIS IS THE VALLEY.
THIS IS THE AREA SHE MADE
A BIRD SANCTUARY...
BY CONVINCING EVERYONE
TO HELP HER.

Steinunn says RIKARDUR, I HAVE TO...

Rikardur says THEN...
THE SYMPTOMS APPEARED
A BIT LATER.
SHE BECAME DEPRESSED.

Steinunn says IN WHAT WAY?

Rikardur says JUST...
LOST HER JOY.
DIDN'T GO OUT.
ONLY WENT IN HERE.
SUPPRESSED EVERYTHING.
STOPPED PAINTING.
JUST STARED AT THE WALLS.
IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT.
I WENT TO THE CAPITAL.
GOT PILLS...
BUT THEY HAD
A TERRIBLE EFFECT.
SHE BECAME EXCITED,
IMPULSIVE, HOT-HEADED.
STOPPED SLEEPING.
SO I WENT BACK
TO THE CAPITAL.
AND THEY...
THEY TOLD ME
SHE WAS MANIC-DEPRESSIVE.
BIPOLAR.
IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT.
IN THOSE DAYS...
THIS WAS VERY SENSITIVE.
EVA WAS VERY ASHAMED...
AND NEVER ADMITTED IT.
THEN SHE DIDN'T WANT
TO TAKE HER PILLS,
STOPPED SLEEPING AGAIN.
SHE SWUNG UP AGAIN.
CAME IN HERE AND...
PAINTED...
FOR DAYS ON END.
THE PAINTINGS BECAME...

He shows her a messy abstract painting and says THIS IS THE BIRD SANCTUARY.

Steinunn says I'VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE.

Rikardur says I'VE KEPT THEM HERE.

Steinunn says WHY?

Rikardur says THEN SHE WENT BACK
INTO THE DARKNESS.
SHE HAD ALWAYS
ATTENDED MY SERVICES.
SHE SANG...
THE LOUDEST.
THEN SHE STOPPED ATTENDING.
ONE DAY I CAME HOME,
CALLED HER NAME...
NOBODY ANSWERED.
I HEARD BENEDIKT CRYING.
HE WAS FOUR YEARS OLD.
THEN...

He looks up to a beam on the ceiling and says SHE WAS HANGING HERE.
IN HER NIGHTIE.

Steinunn says OH, MY GOD.
I DIDN'T KNOW.

Rikardur says NOBODY KNEW.
I ALWAYS SAID...
SHE BECAME SICK AND DIED.
AND IT WAS TRUE.
YOU KNOW, IN THOSE DAYS
IT WAS...
WE'RE ALL
OUR PARENTS' CHILDREN.
I'M AFRAID THAT BENEDIKT IS
A BIT TOO MUCH
HIS MOTHER'S SON.

Steinunn says BENEDIKT HAS
ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THAT...
A BIT UP AND DOWN.
BUT NEVER LIKE THIS.

Rikardur says IT'S AN INHERITED DISEASE.
HE'S BEHAVING EXACTLY
LIKE HIS MOTHER DID.

Steinunn says YOU...
YOU KNOW AS WELL AS I DO
HOW HE IS SOMETIMES.
AND NOW HE'S UNDER
GREAT PRESSURE.
CERTAINLY.

Rikardur says HE NEEDS A DOCTOR.

Steinunn says I HAVE TO FIND HIM.

Rikardur says YES, BUT WHERE?

Steinunn says I'LL FIND THE BOYS.

(CELL PHONE RINGING)

Olafur picks up his phone and says HELLO.

Steinunn says MY NAME IS STEINUNN KVARAN.

Olafur NO, HE JUST LEFT.

Steinunn says YOU DIDN'T SEE WHERE HE WENT?

Olafur NO.

On the phone, Benedikt sighs and says I SAW YOU ON TV.

Eggert says THIS IS RIDICULOUS.
I WAS FINISHING AN AGREEMENT
THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS...

Benedikt says EGGERT, I'M NOT
TALKING ABOUT THAT.
THE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNCIL, AND
SOON TO BE DIRECTOR OF THE HOTEL
IS YOUR NIECE.
(STUTTERS)

Eggert says BENEDIKT.
I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

Benedikt says WHO IS GOING TO BELIEVE THAT?
YOU CAN'T BE PART OF
THE GOVERNMENT ANYMORE.

Eggert says WHAT?

Benedikt says THE COALITION AGREEMENT
ISN'T JUST A SUGGESTION.
IT'S OUR VALUES, OUR RULES.
IT'S OUR PROMISES
TO THE VOTERS.

Eggert says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
WE HAVE TO FULFIL
OUR OBLIGATIONS. WE'RE LIABLE.

Benedikt says EGGERT.

Eggert says WHAT?

Benedikt says I HAVE TO FIRE YOU.
FROM YOUR POSITION.

Eggert says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
WE HAVE TO DISCUSS THIS.
YOU CAN'T JUST FIRE ME...

Benedikt says GOODBYE.

Benedikt says WHAT...

He hangs up on him.

Benedikt says WELL...
LEO.
LET'S GO AND HAVE SOME COFFEE.
COME ON. (CLICKS TONGUE)
(LEO PANTING)

Hrefna sends the e-mail she wrote about Eggert.

At the theatre, Salome says CAN YOU COME IN WITH HER
BECAUSE THEN WE CAN
START THE FEAST,
INSTEAD OF STARTING
WITH THE SONG
AND PULLING
EVERYTHING APART...

Benedikt says HI.

(CHUCKLES)

Benedikt says GOOD EVENING.
FANCY MEETING YOU AGAIN.

Salome says YES, FANCY.

Benedikt says SORRY, I'M DISTURBING YOU.
IS SHE LETTING YOU
SING MY DOGGEREL?

Salome says I FORGOT TO TELL YOU
THAT HE TRANSLATED THE POEM.

A man says OH, OKAY.

Benedikt says I TRANSLATED IT
WHEN I WAS 20.
I WAS...
YOUNG, AND...
IN LOVE.
A PRODUCT OF MY YOUTH.
I JUST THOUGHT
IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL.
THE POET WAS IN LOVE,
AND I WAS IN LOVE...
WITH...

He looks at Salome and stops talking.

Then he says BUT IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO.
WHEN I WAS GOING TO BE SOMETHING
VERY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I AM.

Salome says SHOULD WE SING IT FOR YOU?

Benedikt says PLEASE DO.

Salome says SHALL WE?

Salome says ORN, WANT TO DIRECT?

Orn YES.
(SINGING)
(BENEDIKT CHUCKLES)

The both watch as the group sings in harmony.

Benedict asks Salome to dance.

Steinunn walks in the theatre and sees them dancing and singing.

As Salome sees her walk in, she lets go of Benedikt.

Steinunn says NICE TO SEE YOU TOGETHER.

Benedikt says WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?
STEINUNN, YOU HAVE TO
HEAR THIS.
CAN YOU DO IT AGAIN?

Salome says WE'RE JUST FINISHING.
I DON'T THINK

Steinunn says WE HAVE TIME.
WE HAVE TO GO IF WE'RE
GOING TO CATCH THE LAST PLANE.

Benedikt says OH.
WELL...
THANK YOU.
THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING
I'VE HEARD.
THANK YOU
FOR A WONDERFUL DAY.

He gives Salome a big hug and kiss on the cheek.

(BENEDIKT GRUNTS)

Benedikt says NICE TO SEE YOU.
IT WAS WONDERFUL.
I HAVE TO GO.
(CHUCKLES)
SO LONG.
BYE.

Salome says BYE.

Eggert says HE FIRED ME.

Thorgeir Senior says I KNOW,
I READ ABOUT IT IN THE PAPERS.

Eggert says I HAD STARTED WORKING ON THIS
LONG BEFORE MY NIECE
GOT THE OFFER.
EVERYBODY...
EVERYBODY IS RELATED HERE
ON THIS ROCK.

Grimur says IT LOOKS DIFFERENT
IN THE MEDIA.

Thorgeir Senior says NOW NOBODY IS
TALKING ABOUT HOW HE MESSED UP.
WHY WEREN'T YOU MORE CAREFUL?

Eggert says HE HIMSELF IS DOING THINGS
FOR HIS FATHER
REGARDING SOME CHURCH.

Thorgeir Senior says YES. HE'S POPULAR NOW,
BUT HE'S INSANE.

Eggert says YES.
EVERYBODY CAN SEE THAT.

Thorgeir Senior says NO.
I MEAN,
HE HAS A MENTAL DISORDER.
HE WAS SECTIONED.

Eggert says WHAT?
AND WHAT?
DO YOU HAVE CONFIRMATION?

Thorgeir Senior says YES.
IT MEANS WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE
HE GETS HELP.
AND THAT SOMEONE ELSE
WILL LEAD THE PARTY.

Benedikt calls Grimur.

(CELL PHONE VIBRATING)
HELLO.

Benedikt says THERE IS A BREACH
IN THE GOVERNMENT.

Grimur says YES, I HEARD.

Benedikt says YES.
YOU WERE ALWAYS SUPPOSED
TO BE PART OF IT.
SORRY, I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
BETTER THAN TO THINK

Grimur says NO PROBLEM.
FORGOTTEN.

Benedikt says SHOULDN'T YOU JUST
TAKE OVER THE MINISTRY?

Grimur says NO, I DON'T THINK SO.
I LIKE BEING SPEAKER.

Benedikt says GRIMUR. COME ON.
IT WILL BE GOOD FOR YOU.

Grimur says I HAVE TO GO TO A MEETING.
THANKS FOR THE OFFER.
BUT NOT NOW.

Benedikt says NO PROBLEM.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME.
BYE.

Eggert says WHAT WAS THAT?

Grimur says HE OFFERED ME YOUR MINISTRY.
(EGGERT STUTTERS)

Thorgeir Senior says AND WHAT?

Grimur says I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULD
SUPPORT THIS GOVERNMENT.

On the road, benedict admires the scenery and says ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL?
THE LAVA PILLARS.
THE MOSS, THE COLORS.
AND US SPEEDING THROUGH IT.

Steinunn says IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE
TO CATCH THE PLANE.

Benedikt says OH, STEINUNN.
IN A METAL BOX.
INSTEAD WE CAN DO THIS.

He rolls down the window and yells.

(YELLING)

Steinunn says BENEDIKT, ROLL UP THE WINDOW!
(BENEDIKT SIGHS)

Benedikt says "WHERE HIGH HILLS
FILL HALF THE VALLEY."
(CHUCKLES)
CAN YOU SEE
ANY HIGH HILLS HERE?
DO YOU THINK THE POET
GOT CONFUSED? (LAUGHS)
THERE ARE THE LAVA PILLARS.
"LOVE STAR
OVER A LAVA PILLAR."
I UNDERSTAND
THE POET COMPLETELY.
MMM.

Steinunn says BENEDIKT.

Benedikt says DO YOU UNDERSTAND HIM?

Steinunn says RELAX.

Steinunn says I'M RELAXED. WHAT?
BENEDIKT, THESE...
BENEDIKT...

She pulls over.

Benedikt says ARE YOU STOPPING?

Steinunn says SO...
THIS...
THIS INCIDENT IN THE UK.
CAN YOU JUST
TELL ME ABOUT IT?

Benedikt says WHAT?

Steinunn says YOUR MENTAL BREAKDOWN.
YOU ALWAYS SAID
YOU STUDIED TOO MUCH.

Benedikt says YES.
YES?

Steinunn says THORGEIR SAID YOU LOST
ALL CONTACT WITH REALITY.

Benedikt says I THINK WE WOULD CALL IT
A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN TODAY.

Steinunn says NERVOUS BREAKDOWN?

Benedikt says YES.
I DIDN'T KNOW ANYONE THERE.
I JUST READ BOOKS FOR MONTHS.
FINALLY, SOMETHING JUST BROKE.

Steinunn says IN WHAT WAY?

Benedikt says I DON'T KNOW.
I HAD CRIED FOR THREE DAYS WHEN
THEY TOOK ME TO THE HOSPITAL.
I COULDN'T STOP.

Steinunn says DID YOU TELL YOUR FATHER?

Benedikt says MY FATHER?

She sighs and says WAS SHE WITH YOU ABROAD?

Benedikt says WHO?
SALOME.
NO.

He sighs and says SHE HAD JUST LEFT
WHEN IT HAPPENED.

Steinunn says AND YOU'VE MISSED HER
EVER SINCE?

Benedikt says YOU KNOW...
SINCE I MET YOU,
I HAVEN'T MISSED ANYTHING.

She kisses her and they start having sex.

At a funeral, a priest says "I'M THE LIGHT
OF THE WORLD.

(CHOIR SINGING)

The priest says "THE ONE WHO FOLLOWS ME
"WILL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS."
THIS IS THE VERSE
THAT DESCRIBES JESUS.
AND THIS IS THE ONLY VERSE
I THINK OF,

WHEN I THINK OF EVA.

Young Rikardur carries 4-year-old Benedikt and cries.

(INAUDIBLE)

The priest says BECAUSE EVA WAS LIGHT.
SHE CALLED
EVERY MEMBER OF ALTHING
ON BEHALF OF THE BIRDS.
THAT WAS HOW SHE WAS.
UNSTOPPABLE.
THE BIGGEST LIGHT IN HER LIFE
WAS LITTLE BENEDIKT.
THE MEMORY OF EVA
LIVES IN HIM.
HOW FAR THAT LITTLE CANDLE
THROWS ITS BEAMS!
SO SHINES A GOOD DEED
IN A WICKED WORLD.

Old Rikardur now stands at Eva's painting room staring at the beam.

(BELL CONTINUES TOLLING)

Music plays as the end credits roll.

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