Transcript: The Minister - Episode 7 | Nov 12, 2020

(cheering and applause)

Clips from the previous episode play.

Benedikt says THIS ISN'T 90 percent.

Steinunn says WHAT?

Benedikt says 90 percent DIDN'T VOTE.

On a cell phone, Ben Stiller says ONE THING
I'VE NEVER LIKED ABOUT ICELAND
IS THE WHALING.

In a meeting, Valdergour says ARE WE GOING TO BAN WHALING?

Benedikt says I FOUND
THE ROYAL GRAND.

Hrefna says THAT'S AN INSTRUMENT,
RIGHT?

Talking to the press, Benedikt says THE GOVERNMENT
HAS DECIDED TO GIVE THEM RESIDENT VISAS.

A web page article reads "PM grants visa to Ukrainian family."

Svanhvít says ARE WE REALLY DISCUSSING
SEPARATING CHURCH AND STATE?

On the phone, Benedikt says EGGERT.

Eggert says WHAT?

Benedikt says I HAVE TO FIRE YOU.

Then, in a meeting, Benedikt says WHY DON'T YOU
WANT ANOTHER CURRENCY?
DO YOU HAVE
A PERSONAL INTEREST?

Grimur says YOU HAVE TO BLOCK IT.
BY GOING
AGAINST THE CHAIRMAN.

Holding a folder, Ottar says WHAT'S THIS?

Hrefna sighs.

Ottar says IS BENEDIKT
COMPOSING A MUSICAL?

Ragnar says WE'RE READY
WITH A FORMAL DEMAND
TO SEND TO
THE DANISH GOVERNMENT.

Hrefna says TO GET THE MANUSCRIPT HOME?

Ragnar says YES.

Steinunn says YOU HAVE TO
GO TO A DOCTOR.
THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG.

As confetti falls down, Benedikt raises his arms and says YOU'RE NOT THE NATION!

Thorgeir says WE HAVE TO HAVE
HIM INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED.

Thorgeir Junior says ISN'T THAT TOO DRASTIC?
CAN'T WE JUST
TAKE HIM TO A HOSPITAL?

Thorgeir says IF HE'S
INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED...
HE CAN'T BE A MINISTER.

Valgerdour says I'LL PROPOSE
A DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT.

Grimur says VALA...
I HAVE TO CONFIDE IN YOU.
BENEDIKT HAS LOST THE PARTY.
YOU AND ME, VALA.
WE'VE ALWAYS WORKED
WELL TOGETHER.

Benedikt forces Hrefna to kiss him.

Hrefna says BENEDIKT! WHAT ARE YOU...
HEY...

Benedikt says YOU'RE ONE OF THEM.
YOU'RE NOT WITH ME.
AND IF YOU'RE NOT WITH ME,
YOU'RE AGAINST ME.
Yelling, he continues THERE'S NO SPACE FOR YOU
IN MY OFFICE!
DON'T COME BACK!

Hrefna leaves. She stops in the hallway and comes back.

(suspense music plays)

Against a black screen, a logo reads "Sagafilm." Then, several more logos appear.

(water running)
Hrefna sobs as she takes a shower.
(cell phone chimes)

Automated Male Voice says THERE ARE SEVEN NEW MESSAGES.
RECEIVED AT 3:40.

She listens to a voice message.

Benedikt says HREFNA?
He chuckles and says THE MORE I DIVE
INTO THE MUSICAL,
THE MORE DIMENSIONS OPEN
IN MY MIND.
IT'S SO ICELANDIC!
WE'RE THROWING AWAY THE KRONA
AND
MELODIA
TAKES OVER.
THE UNIVERSE IS
ALWAYS IN BALANCE.
SHOULDN'T WE KILL THE KRONA
AT THE PREMIERE?
THAT WOULD BE...

Wearing a towel, she slams the phone and exhales.

(water running)
Then, in the kitchen she fills a glass with water.

On a radio, a man says A EUROPEAN
AFTER THE PRIME MINISTER STATED
THAT ICELAND WOULD TAKE UP
THE EURO UNILATERALLY.
THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK SAYS ICELAND CAN'T USE
THE EURO UNILATERALLY,
SINCE THAT WOULD VIOLATE
THE EEA AGREEMENT.

As she listens to the radio, she gets angry and removes the towel on her head.

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

(cell phone ringing)
Valgerdour calls Hrefna.

Valgerdour says HREFNA.

Hrefna says YES.

Valgerdour says THIS MEETING
WITH THE EU REPS...
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT
BENEDIKT DOESN'T SHOW UP.
HREFNA.
ARE YOU THERE?

Hrefna says I'M NOT BENEDIKT.
YOU'LL HAVE TO TALK TO HIM.

Valgerdour says BUT YOU'RE HIS AIDE.

Hrefna says IT'S NOT MY PROBLEM.

Valgerdour says YOU CONTROL HIS SCHEDULE.
CAN'T YOU SEND HIM SOMEWHERE?

Hrefna says NO.

Valgerdour says NATIONAL INTERESTS
ARE AT STAKE.
I CAN'T...
YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.

Hrefna says VALA.
I'M NOT THE PRIME MINISTER.
DON'T TALK TO ME
LIKE I'M HAVING A PROBLEM.

Valgerdour says IS EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT?

Hanne arrives at the meeting. She is in her late thirties, with blond hair tied up. She wears glasses, a dark skirt suit and a blue shirt.

Steinunn and Thorgeir Junior chat in a living room.

Steinunn says WE SHOULD
TALK TO THE CLINIC.

Thorgeir Junior says IT'S TOO LATE.

Steinunn says TOO LATE...
TOO LATE FOR WHAT?

Thorgeir Junior says STEINUNN.
WE HAVE TO TAKE HIS RIGHT
TO AUTONOMY AWAY.

Steinunn says WE'LL SEND HIM TO THE US...
YOU SAID
YOU KNEW DOCTORS THERE.

Thorgeir Junior says HE'S GONE TOO FAR.
THE NATION DOESN'T KNOW
WHAT'S GOING ON...
IT'S DAMAGING THE PARTY.

Steinunn says THE PARTY.
THE PARTY!
ARE YOU JOKING?

Angry, she sighs heavily and stands up.

Thorgeir Junior says HE NEEDS HELP.
THAT HELP NEEDS TO BE PUBLIC.

Steinunn says BULLSHIT.

Thorgeir Junior says WE HAVE TO BE HONEST
WITH THE NATION.

Steinunn says DOES DAD SAY THAT?
HONEST WITH THE NATION?
YOU WOULD NEED MY SIGNATURE.

Thorgeir Junior says OR ANOTHER CLOSE RELATIVE.

Steinunn says WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Thorgeir Junior sighs.

Steinunn says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Thorgeir Junior says DAD WENT NORTH THIS MORNING.

In a church, Rikardur says WASN'T I CLEAR ENOUGH
ON THE PHONE?

Thorgeir says YOU HAVE TO
HELP US SAVE HIM.

Rikardur says CAN'T WE FIND
A LESS DRASTIC ALTERNATIVE?
LIKE TAKING HIM TO HOSPITAL?

Thorgeir says AND WHAT?
HE'LL COME BACK IN THREE DAYS
AS PRIME MINISTER,
HE'LL LOSE HIS ROUTINE
AND GET SICK AGAIN. THEN...
THEN WE BOTH KNOW
WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

Rikardur says YOU'RE ASKING ME TO
TAKE THE MOST SACRED RIGHT,
HIS AUTONOMY,
AWAY FROM MY SON.

Thorgeir says IT'S NOT AN ORDINARY CASE.
ICELAND IS AT STAKE.

Rikardur says ICELAND HAS HAD WORSE
POLITICIANS AND SURVIVED.

Thorgeir says THIS IS THE ONLY WAY
TO SAVE HIM.
AND YOU KNOW IT.
BENEDIKT IS IN MORTAL DANGER.

At the meeting, Hanne says IT IS OUR POSITION
THAT A UNILATERAL EUROIZATION
IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH
THE TREATIES OF THE EU
NOR THE EEA TREATY.
IT WOULD HAVE
GRAVE CONSEQUENCES
ON YOUR DIPLOMATIC TIES
WITH THE EU.
AND YOU SHOULD ALSO
BEAR IN MIND
THAT THERE IS A GUILLOTINE
CLAUSE IN THE EEA TREATY,
WHICH WE MIGHT INVOKE
IF YOU CARRY ON WITH YOUR PLAN.

Valgerdour says YES.
(clears throat)
UH, LET ME BE VERY CLEAR.
THIS IS A MISUNDERSTANDING.
THE GOVERNMENT IS
NOT FULLY BEHIND IT.

Hanne says EXCUSE ME?

Valgerdour says ICELAND IS NOT GOING TO
ADOPT THE EURO UNILATERALLY.

Hanne says THAT IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE
WITH YOUR PRIME MINISTER'S
DECLARATIONS.

Valgerdour says YES, I KNOW.

Hanne says AND...
(stammering)
MR. RIKARDSSON, ARE YOU SURE
THAT HE CONCURS WITH THAT?

Valgerdour says ABSOLUTELY.

Hanne says WHY ISN'T HE PRESENT?

Valgerdour says I AM THE FINANCE MINISTER
OF ICELAND.

Hanne says GIVEN THAT POSITION,
HOW DID IT COME TO PASS THAT
THE WHOLE WORLD THINKS
ICELAND IS GOING TO
UNILATERALLY ADOPT THE EURO?

Valgerdour says MR. RIKARDSSON HAS
ONLY SPECULATED.
SOME THINGS GOT, UH,
LOST IN TRANSLATION.
THE GOVERNMENT HAS MADE
NO DECISION TO DO SO,
AND IT'S NOT GOING TO.

(door opens)
Benedikt walks in.

In Icelandic, Benedikt says AH.
RIGHT.
GOOD MORNING.
EVEN MY CLOSEST FRIEND,
THE ONE I TRUSTED,
WHO HAS EATEN AT MY TABLE,
HAS TURNED AGAINST ME.

In English, Hanne says UH... WHAT'S THAT?

In English, Benedikt says IT'S FROM THE PSALMS, 41:09.

Hanne says A WELL-VERSED MAN.
MR. PRIME MINISTER,
WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE.

Benedikt says SURPRISE, YES.

They shake hands.

Benedikt says SO, IS EUROPE TRYING TO
SNEAK BEHIND MY BACK?

Hanne says THOSE WERE DEFINITELY
NOT OUR INTENTIONS.

In Icelandic, Valgerdour says UH, BENEDIKT,
THIS IS GOING WELL.
YOU'RE NOT NEEDED.

Benedikt whispers VALA.
THEY ARE MERCILESS.
THEY'VE GOT STEINUNN
OVER ON THEIR SIDE.
THEY ARE VULTURES.

Hanne says UH, MRS. ODDSDOTTIR WAS JUST
RECTIFYING OUR MISUNDERSTANDING.
WE THOUGHT YOU WERE AIMING AT
ADOPTING THE EURO UNILATERALLY.

Benedikt says YES.

Hanne says WAIT,
WHAT'S THE MISUNDERSTANDING?

Benedikt says NO.

Hanne says SHE WAS JUST EXPLAINING
THE OPPOSITE.

Benedikt says THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT?

Hanne says THAT YOU WERE NOT AIMING AT
ADOPTING THE EURO UNILATERALLY.

Benedikt says OKAY, LOOK.
(STUTTERS)
I'M THE PRIME MINISTER.
I'M TELLING YOU WE'RE DOING IT.

In Icelandic, Valgerdour says YOU DON'T HAVE MAJORITY
IN PARLIAMENT.

Benedikt says NO WORRIES.
I'LL HANDLE THAT.

In English, Hanne says WELL, AS WE HAVE GONE OVER,
YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO IT...

Benedikt scoffs.

Hanne says WITHOUT GRAVE CONSEQUENCES.

Benedikt says NO, NO, NO. I CAN DO
WHATEVER I WANT, THROUGH HIM,
WHO GIVES ME POWER.

Hanne says NO. EXCUSE ME?

Benedikt says YEAH, YOU'RE EXCUSED.

Hanne chuckles nervously.

She stutters and says IT IS A VIOLATION
OF THE EU TREATIES
AND THE EEA AGREEMENT.

Benedikt walks around. Hanne speaks Danish with a colleague.

(stammering)
Benedikt says WAIT A MINUTE.
In Icelandic, he says ARE YOU DANISH?

In English, Hanne says YES.

In Icelandic, Benedikt says VALA, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
In Danish, he continues WHY ARE YOU HERE?
YOU DON'T USE THE EURO
IN DENMARK.

Hanne says YES...
I AM
A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EU
IN THIS MATTER.

Benedikt says MMM-HMM.
Pointing at her, he continues AND YOUR COUNTRY IS GOING TO
RETURN THE MANUSCRIPT
MELODIA
TO US!

Hanne says EXCUSE ME...
MELO... MELODIA?

Benedikt says MELODIA. MELODIA.
MELODIA!

(speaking softly)

Hanne says SORRY, I...
I'M NOT SURE...

In Danish, Benedikt yells YOU DANES THINK
YOU CAN CONTROL EVERYONE.
He yells BUT NOT HERE IN ICELAND!
THERE ARE... THERE ARE...
(speaking indistinctly)
DAMN...
IT'S BEEN 70 YEARS
SINCE WE MADE IT CLEAR.

Hanne says MR. RIKARDSSON,
I AM NOT...
WE ARE NOT HERE TO DISCUSS
ICELAND'S RELATIONSHIP...

Stammering, Benedikt says I WANT TO
TALK TO YOUR PRIME MINISTER.
I'M NOT GOING TO TALK TO
SOME PENCIL-PUSHING,
PATRONIZING COLONIALIST
FROM DENMARK!
WE ARE INDEPENDENT!

In Danish, Hanne yells I DON'T REPRESENT DENMARK!

In Icelandic, Valgerdour yells STOP IT, BENEDIKT!

Benedikt says VALA...
WE CAN'T SIT
AND NEGOTIATE WITH THEM.
THAT'S A BETRAYAL OF
THE ICELANDIC NATION.

Hanne says OKAY...
COULD WE PLEASE,
UH, CALM DOWN A BIT?

Benedikt says I'M COMPLETELY CALM.
MAYBE YOU NEED TO
CALM DOWN A BIT.

Hanne says MR. RIKARDSSON...
THIS COOPERATION
IS BASED ON...

In Danish, Benedikt says EXCUSE ME!

Hanne continues THE EUROPEAN COOPERATION...

In Danish, Benedikt says WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

Hanne says HANNE.

Benedikt mispronounces her name.

Hanne says YEAH.

Benedikt says HANNAH.

Hanne says MY NAME IS HANNE MOLLER.

Benedikt says HANNE.

Hanne says YEAH.

Sweating, Benedikt says YOU NEED
TO OPEN YOUR HEART.
YOU NEED TO LOOK UP
FROM YOUR REGULATIONS.
YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T
FIT THE WHOLE WORLD
INTO A REGULATION.
YOU KNOW, ICELAND IS EUROPE.
EUROPE IS ICELAND.
YOU KNOW...
(stammering)
YOU CAN'T REGULATE THAT.

Hanne says BENEDIKT...
COULD YOU PLEASE
SIT DOWN FOR A MOMENT?

Benedikt yells YOU DON'T TELL ME WHERE TO
SIT AND STAND IN MY COUNTRY!
In Danish, he yells I'M THE PRIME MINISTER,
AND YOU'RE DANISH!

In Icelandic, he says VALA, I CAN'T DO THIS.
I JUST LOSE MY TEMPER.
SORRY.
YOU HAVE TO DO THIS.
THIS PACK OF WOLVES.

He leaves.
(reporters clamoring)

Outside, Benedikt talks to the press.

He says I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT...
THIS COMMISSION IS THE MOST
BORING AND NARROW-MINDED THING
I'VE EVER ENCOUNTERED.
THEY ARE JUST
MUPPETS IN SUITS WHO...
ONLY THINK ABOUT TAKING OUR FISH
AND HOLDING 30 HOUR CONFERENCES
ABOUT THE SIZE OF BANANAS
AND WANT TO BAN COCOA PUFFS.
AND NOW THEY'RE GOING TO
STOP US FROM USING THE EURO
AND THEN I JUST SAY "STOP."
THEY HAVE NO POWER HERE.
WE'RE AN INDEPENDENT NATION.
IF THEY WANT TO FORBID US DOING
THINGS, THEY CAN GO HOME.
THEY ARE PERSONA NON GRATA HERE.

(clamoring)

Male Reporter says WON'T THIS HAVE CONSEQUENCES?

Benedikt says CONSEQUENCES?
THAT'S A GOOD POINT.
A GOOD IDEA.

Ottar prints articles about Benedikt and takes down notes.

In off, A Reporter says PRIME MINISTER
BENEDIKT RIKARDSSON
HAS DECLARED THE COMMISSION
FROM THE EU
"PERSONA NON GRATA."
THE COMMISSION
ARRIVED IN ICELAND
FOR DISCUSSIONS WITH
THE FINANCE MINISTER
REGARDING ICELAND TAKING UP
THE EURO UNILATERALLY.
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME
AN ICELANDIC GOVERNMENT
HAS DECLARED THAT
FOREIGN DIPLOMATS
ARE PERSONA NON GRATA.
WHICH MEANS THE COMMISSION
HAS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY
AND WON'T BE RECOGNIZED
AS DIPLOMATS BY ICELAND.
THIS IS SAID TO BE
HUMILIATING FOR THE EU
AND BENEDIKT'S STATEMENTS
HAVE BEEN INTERPRETED
AS ICELAND'S FIRST STEPS AWAY
FROM THE EEA AGREEMENT.

An article reads "Don't be an idiot!"

(ringing)
(footsteps approaching)

Steinunn opens the door and says HI.

Hrefna says HI.

Steinunn says COME IN.

Hrefna says THANK YOU.

Steinunn says WHAT HAPPENED EXACTLY?

Hrefna says HE TRIED TO KISS ME, AND...
I PUSHED HIM AWAY.
AND THEN...
THEN HE FIRED ME AND...

Steinunn says SEE...
HE DIDN'T FIRE YOU.

Hrefna says I KNOW IT'S DIFFICULT
TO HEAR IT, BUT...

Looking down, Steinunn says HE'S SICK.

Hrefna says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Steinunn says HE'S BIPOLAR.
NOW HE'S...
HAVING AN EXTREME
MANIC EPISODE.
HE'S PROBABLY SCHIZOPHRENIC.
YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN WONDERING
ABOUT HIM FOR A FEW WEEKS.

Hrefna says WHY DOESN'T ANYONE
DO ANYTHING?

Steinunn says WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?

Hrefna says STEINUNN.

Steinunn says I CAN'T...

Hrefna says STEINUNN,
WE NEED TO GET HIM
TO A DOCTOR.

Steinunn says HAVE YOU TALKED TO ANYONE
ABOUT THIS?

Hrefna shakes her head.

Finbogi sits eating a sandwich. He is in his mid-forties, clean-shaven with combed hair. He wears a blue suit.

Finbogi says CONGRATULATIONS.

Grimur says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Finbogi says I LOVE WATCHING YOU COMMITTING
A POLITICAL HARA-KIRI.

Grimur says YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.

Finbogi says YES.
YOU'RE TAKING ICELAND
OUT OF EUROPE.
I'VE GOT AT LEAST FOUR
INTERVIEWS LINED UP.

Grimur says COME WITH ME.

(indistinct chatter)

Hanne says WE JUST GOT OFF
THE PHONE WITH BRUSSELS.
THEY WANT US OUT IMMEDIATELY.

Valgerdour says NO. NO, NO.
WE CAN FIX THIS.

Hanne says THIS IS NOT
SOMETHING YOU FIX.

Valgerdour says IT WAS JUST BENEDIKT.
HE DIDN'T MEAN TO...

Hanne says THIS WAS NOT JUST ANYTHING.
THIS WAS YOUR PRIME MINISTER,
AND HE DECLARED US
PERSONA NON GRATA.

Valgerdour says WE'LL WITHDRAW THE STATEMENT.
I'M SURE WE CAN.

Hanne says THIS DECLARATION HAS RUINED
MY DIPLOMATIC CAREER.

Valgerdour says LET ME TRY. I'M SURE...

Hanne says NO.
WE WON'T RISK
FURTHER CATASTROPHE
BY REFUSING TO LEAVE.

Valgerdour says I'M SO SORRY...

Hanne says THANK YOU FOR RECEIVING US.

Rikardur sighs as he gets out of a plane, followed by Thorgeir.

(cell phone ringing)
Thorgeir answers his phone and says YES, WE'VE LANDED.

Finbogi says IS IT SERIOUS?

Grimur nods.

Finbogi says IS HE GETTING HELP?

Grimur says HIS FAMILY IS GOING TO
TAKE HIS AUTONOMY AWAY.
THEN HE'LL BE COMMITTED
FOR TREATMENT RIGHT AWAY.

Finbogi sighs and says HOW IS STEINUNN?

Grimur says DISTRAUGHT, OF COURSE.
BUT...
I DON'T THINK ANYONE SHOULD SAY
TOO MUCH TO THE MEDIA RIGHT NOW.
BUT ON THE OTHER HAND...
THEN...
I THINK THIS GOVERNMENT
WON'T SURVIVE...
IF BENEDIKT QUITS.
WE'RE DOING BENEDIKT A FAVOR.

Finbogi says BY PUSHING HIM OUT?

Grimur says SOMEONE OTHER THAN BENEDIKT
HAS TO FIX THIS EURO MESS.
IF WE DON'T DO ANYTHING...
THERE WILL BE NOTHING LEFT
WHEN HE FINALLY COMES DOWN.

Finbogi exhales heavily.

Rikardur signs a document and sighs. Then, Thorgeir takes the document.

In off, Thorgeir says I'VE GOT A CASE
THAT'S URGENT.

Benedikt plays with his dog in the street.

Benedikt says SIT DOWN.
YOU'RE GREAT.
COME ON.

(clicking tongue)
(children shouting playfully)
(exhales)
(bell dinging)

In off, a woman says OKAY, KIDS,
LET'S GO INSIDE. FORM A LINE.

On the phone, Finbogi clears throat and says HELLO AGAIN.
REGARDING THE INTERVIEW...
I CAN'T DO IT TODAY.
GOOD MORNING.
IT'S FINNBOGI.

Benedikt walks into a school.

In his late twenties, a Male Teacher says HELLO.

Benedikt says GOOD MORNING.

The Teacher says CAN I HELP YOU?

Benedikt says I'M JUST COMING FOR A VISIT.

The Teacher says RIGHT.
UM...
CAN I INVITE YOU
TO VISIT THE KIDS?

Benedikt says RIGHT.
TO TALK TO THE FUTURE.

The Teacher says JUST THE KIDS...
THEY WILL PROBABLY ENJOY THAT.

They walk into a classroom.

Benedikt says GOOD MORNING.

The Teacher says LISTEN UP, KIDS.

Benedikt chuckles.

The Teacher says THIS IS BENEDIKT.
HE'S THE PRIME MINISTER.

Benedikt says YES.

Boy 1 says WHAT'S THAT?

The Teacher says HE'S THE MOST POWERFUL MAN
IN THE COUNTRY.

A Girl says ARE YOU A KING?

Benedikt says NO. I'M JUST...
AT THE TOP OF THE GOVERNMENT.

Boy 2 says WHAT'S GOVERNMENT?

Benedikt says UH...
OKAY. FOR EXAMPLE.
WHAT ARE YOU MAKING?

Boy 1 says A CASTLE.

Benedikt says OF COURSE.
(chuckling)
IT'S A GREAT CASTLE.
DID YOU KNOW THEY WERE GOING
TO BUILD A CASTLE HERE?
THERE WAS A MAN WHO WAS
THE ARCHITECT OF THE STATE.
HE HAD DESIGNED A CITADEL
HERE ON THE HILL.
IT WAS SUPPOSED TO
BE THE MAIN PLACE
WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOUSES.
BIG WHITE HOUSES
LIKE ABROAD AND...
A UNIVERSITY AND TUNNELS
BETWEEN THE HOUSES.
AND A HUGE SCHOOL WITH
A RED ROOF AND BIG WINDOWS.
AND HERE...
WHERE YOUR SCHOOL IS,
HERE HE WANTED TO HAVE
AN ART MUSEUM.
WITH NO WINDOWS ON THE UPPER
FLOOR BUT ON THE FRONT
WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A BIG PICTURE
OF SOMETHING HISTORIC.
IN THE MIDDLE...
THERE WAS A CHURCH.
WHAT'S THE CHURCH
OUTSIDE CALLED?

The Girl says CHURCH OF HALLGRIMUR.

Benedikt says RIGHT.
CHURCH OF HALLGRIMUR.
IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
THE JEWEL OF THE CITY.

The Girl says WHY ISN'T IT LIKE THAT?

Benedikt sputters his lips and says JUST BECAUSE...
EVERYBODY MADE FUN
OF THE IDEA.
EVEN THE POETS...
Mocking, he says "ARCHITECT OF THE STATE,
NO MORE, NO MORE."

Boy 2 says COULDN'T THE ARCHITECT
JUST DO IT?

Benedikt says NO.
THAT'S GOVERNMENT FOR YOU.
IF ANYBODY HAS
A GREAT IDEA THEN...
THEY STOP IT.

Boy 1 says HOW?

Benedikt says SEE...
THIS IS A KING, RIGHT.

Boy 1 says YES.

Benedikt says A COOL KING.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE GOVERNMENT
WOULD SAY?
"NO KINGS IN ICELAND."
He slams his fist on the table and says HE'S GONE.

Boy 1 chuckles.

Benedikt says THIS IS WHAT GOVERNMENT DOES.
IT TAKES KINGS
AND OTHER PEOPLE
AND TRAMPLES OVER THEM.

Next, as he walks out, he says ARCHITECT. NO MORE.

Now, in a church, Benedikt looks up saying FIFTY-ONE TIMES 19 PLUS 18
DIVIDED BY 102.
THE RESULT DOESN'T
MATTER TO ME.
IF THE TOWER IS VERTICAL,
THE CHOIR LEANS RIGHT.
MY IDEA IS THAT EVERY STEP
IS LOWER THAN THE OTHER.
THE ARCHITECT OF THE STATE
TOOK A HANDFUL OF CLAY.
AND THE LATE HALLGRIMUR
PETURSSON CAME TO HIM AND SAID,
ARCHITECT OF THE STATE,
NO MORE, NO MORE.

Theo is in his forties, with a beard and blond hair. He wears a yellow jacket over a patterned pullover.

Theo says UH, EXCUSE ME.

Benedikt says WHO ARE YOU?

Theo says UH, THEO.

Benedikt thinks and says YAHWEH?

Theo says WHAT?

Benedikt says I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

Theo says UM, I...
I DON'T THINK SO.
WHAT ARE YOU...

Benedikt kneels.

Theo says WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
OH, PLEASE DON'T DO THAT.
NO. HERE, LET ME HELP YOU UP.

(stammering)
Benedikt says I'M BENEDIKT RIKARDSSON,
THE PRIME MINISTER OF ICELAND.
BUT THEN YOU ALREADY
KNOW THAT, RIGHT?

Theo says UH, YEAH.
(both laugh)
YES. NOW,
IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME...

Benedikt says PLEASE, PLEASE.
I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS.

Theo says WELL, I'M SORRY, I'VE GOT
SOMEWHERE I'VE GOT TO BE.

Benedikt says WHERE?

Theo says UM...
WELL, OKAY. UM...
GRIMSSTAOARETTIR.

Benedikt and says GRIMSSTAOARETTIR...

Theo says I DON'T KNOW IF
I'M SAYING THAT RIGHT.
GRIMSSTAOARETTIR.
THE ROUNDING UP
OF THE SHEEP.

Benedikt gasps and says GRIMSSTAOARETTIR.
Softly, he says OF COURSE.
OF COURSE THE GOOD SHEPHERD.

Theo says NO, I'M JUST... I'M JUST
A SHEEP FARMER, REALLY.
BUT I WANTED TO OBSERVE
HOW ICELAND...

(stammers)
Benedikt says CAN I...
I KNOW IT'S A BIG ASK,
BUT COULD I JOIN YOU?
I MEAN, I COULD
CALL MY CHAUFFEUR.

Theo says I... I WAS JUST
GONNA TAKE THE BUS.

Benedikt says PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.
I'M YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT.

Theo says I THOUGHT YOU WERE
THE PRIME MINISTER.

They laugh.

Benedikt says JUST GIVE ME TWO MINUTES.
I'LL CALL HIM. THANK YOU.

Theo says YEAH.

On the phone, Steinunn says RIKARDUR,
THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT WAY.

Rikardur says I'M JUST HELPING HIM.

Steinunn says NO, THIS WILL
DESTROY EVERYTHING.

Steinunn ends the call as she walks towards her car.

Following her, Hrefna says WHAT'S GOING ON?

Steinunn says THEY'RE GOING BEFORE A JUDGE
TO TAKE HIS AUTONOMY AWAY.

Hrefna says THEN IT'S OVER.

Steinunn says DOING IT WITHOUT EXAMINING HIM.

Theo waits on the street.

Benedikt approaches him and says SHEEP FARMER.
WHAT A GREAT PARABLE.
(cell phone ringing)
WAIT. AH.
BY THE WAY, I'M IN THE PAPER.

He hands Theo the newspaper and says YOU CAN SEE IT.

Benedikt answers his phone.

He says YEP, HELLO.

Haraldur is in his late sixties, clean-shaven with receding side part white hair. He wears black-rimmed glasses and a dark blue suit.

Haraldur says HELLO.
MY NAME IS HARALDUR SIGURDSSON.
I'M A DISTRICT JUDGE.

Benedikt says HELLO THERE.

Haraldur says WE'VE BEEN ASKED TO TAKE AWAY
YOUR RIGHT TO AUTONOMY TODAY.

Benedikt says LET'S DISCUSS IT LATER.

Haraldur says NO. IT'S URGENT.
SO I HAVE TO ASK YOU
TO COME TO COURT TODAY.

Benedikt says I'M GOING TO SEE THE SHEEP.
(chuckles)

Haraldur says NO, NO...
I'M TAKING ABOUT COURT.

Benedikt says MATE. THERE'S ONLY ONE JUDGE
AS THE BIBLE SAYS.
"I STAND BESIDE HIM."

Surprised, Theo reads an article about Benedikt on the newspaper.

Haraldur says YOU'RE MISUNDERSTANDING ME.

A car arrives.

To Theo, Benedikt says THAT'S MY CAR.
OKAY.

(disconnects)
Benedikt ends the call.

Benedikt says YEAH.
YEAH, I JUST HAD TO SAY A FEW
WORDS TO THE DISTRICT JUDGE,
BUT, UH... YEAH.

Jon gets out of the car. He is in his late forties, bald with a goatee. He wears a black suit.

Benedikt says WE'RE GOING TO GRIMSSTADIR.

Jon says GRIMSSTADIR?

Benedikt says GRIMSSTADIR! WHOO-HOO!

(tires screech)
(door closes)

Steinunn and Hrefna rush to get into a court house. Steinunn looks at Thorgeir and Thorgeir Junior who are already inside.

The Judge says PLEASE SIT.
CASE L49.
RIKARDUR BENEDIKTSSON
VS. BENEDIKT RIKARDSSON.
A DEMAND OF DEPRIVATION
OF AUTONOMY
ON THE BASIS OF
A SEVERE MENTAL DISORDER.

Benedikt and Theo chat as they travel in a car.

Benedikt says SO WHY ARE YOU HERE NOW?

Theo says YOU TOO BUSY FOR ME?

Benedikt says OH, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.
IT'S JUST...
IN ENGLISH.
I MEAN, UP UNTIL NOW, WE'VE
ALWAYS SPOKEN IN ICELANDIC.

In Icelandic, Theo says DO YOU WANT TO TALK ICELANDIC?

In English, Benedikt says NO, NO.
ENGLISH IS FINE.

Theo says OKAY, WELL,
YOU KNOW WHY I'M HERE.

Benedikt says YES, THE SHEEP.

Theo says ARE YOU BEING
A GOOD SHEPHERD?

Benedikt says EXCUSE ME?

Theo says YOU KNOW, THE GOOD SHEPHERD
WOULD LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS SHEEP.
WHEREAS THE HIRED HAND,
WHEN HE SEES THE WOLF,
HE ABANDONS THEM,
RUNS AWAY.
AND THE WOLVES
ATTACK THE SHEEP.

Benedikt says I WOULD NEVER RUN AWAY.

Theo chuckles and says THEN YOU'RE DOING MY WORK.
HMM.

Benedikt says YES, I AM A GOOD SHEPHERD.
I... I'M A PRIME MINISTER.
I'M... I'M A PRIME SHEPHERD.

(cell phone vibrating)

Grimur answers his phone and says GRIMUR.

Ottar says HELLO.
THIS IS OTTAR BLONDAL.
I'VE BEEN
INVESTIGATING BENEDIKT.

Grimur says RIGHT.

Ottar says WHAT'S THE SITUATION?

Grimur says WHAT SITUATION?

Ottar says BENEDIKT...
YOU SAID IT WAS INHERITED
AND I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.

Grimur says I DON'T KNOW
WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
I'M BUSY.

Ottar says GRIMUR, WE HAVE THE SAME AIM,
BUT NOBODY WANTS TO TALK.
YOU MUST HAVE
SOMETHING FOR ME.
PLEASE.

Grimur says OKAY.
BUT THIS IS OFF THE RECORD.

Ottar says RIGHT, NO PROBLEM.

Grimur says THERE IS A DEMAND
FOR DEPRIVATION
OF SELF-DETERMINATION
IN THE COURT.

Ottar says AGAINST BENEDIKT?
(stammering) WHO IS SUING?

Grimur says I'LL TALK TO YOU LATER.

(stammering)

Grimur ends the call.
(line disconnects)

A lawyer talks at the trial. He is in his thirties, clean-shaven and bald. He wears a blue suit.

Standing in court, the Lawyer says HONORABLE JUDGE.
I REPRESENT
RIKARDUR BENEDIKTSSON,
THE FATHER OF THE DEFENDANT.
HE DEMANDS DEPRIVATION
OF AUTONOMY
BASED ON THE LAW ON AUTONOMY...
ON THE GROUNDS OF
THE DEFENDANT'S SEVERE
MENTAL DISORDER.
A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE,
SIGNED BY
THE DEFENDANT'S LONG-TERM DOCTOR
HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE COURT.
IT STATES...
HE HAS A SEVERE CASE
OF BIPOLAR DISORDER.

Benedikt exhales.

Theo says WHAT DID THE JUDGE WANT?

Benedikt says THEY'RE DEPRIVING ME
OF MY AUTONOMY.
SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE'S
AGAINST ME.
THEY HAVE FORSAKEN ME.

Theo says THEY'RE PROSECUTING YOU?

Benedikt says YES, THEY ARE PROSECUTING ME.

Theo says BUT YOU'RE INNOCENT, YES?

Benedikt says YES.

Theo says THAT RING A BELL, RIGHT?

Benedikt gasps and chuckles.

Benedikt says I'M THE MESSIAH?

They laugh. As he drives, Jon looks at them though the rear view mirror.

Theo says WHAT TIME IS IT?

Benedikt says IT'S 26:42.

Theo says MATTHEW.
NO.
BENEDIKT.

Benedikt says BUT WE CAN'T ALLOW
THE LAWS OF MEN
TO EXECUTE THE MESSIAH.
NOT AGAIN.

Theo says THE VICTORY OF THE MESSIAH
IS IN HIS DEFEAT.

Benedikt says THE TIME IS UPON ME.
WHOM I DEFEAT, OUR VICTORY.

Theo says IT MUST HAPPEN AGAIN.

Benedikt says WHAT DO I DO NOW?

Theo says I'LL TELL YOU.
LOOK, A BIRD.
(laughs)
I LOVE BIRDS.
IT WILL BE YOUR LEGACY.
THE BIRDS OF THE SKIES.

(bottles clink)
Theo opens two beers.

Theo says BE THE GOOD SHEPHERD.

Benedikt says "IF IT BE POSSIBLE,
"LET THIS CUP
PASS FROM ME,
"NEVERTHELESS NOT AS I WILL,
BUT AS THOU WILT."

They toast.

Theo says CHEERS.

Benedikt says CHEERS.
After drinking, he says AMEN.

Theo sings AMEN.

Benedikt sings AMEN.

Jon makes a phone call.

A recorded message says THIS IS HREFNA HALLDORSDOTTIR.
I'M NOT AVAILABLE
AT THE MOMENT...

In her early forties, a Female Lawyer says EVEN THOUGH THE COURT
HAS A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE,
THE DEFENDANT HAS NOT BEEN
FORMALLY EXAMINED.
THE CERTIFICATE IS BASED ON
A MEDICAL DOCTOR'S SPECULATION.

Ottar says HELLO.

A Male Security Guard says HELLO.
THIS IS A CLOSED HEARING.

Ottar says I MUST BE ABLE TO ENTER.

The Security Guard says SORRY, IT'S CLOSED.

Ottar chuckles and says WHAT'S THIS?

The Security Guard says SORRY.

Ottar yells LET ME IN!

The Security Guard says I CAN'T.

The Female Lawyer says HONORABLE COURT,
THE LAW IS VERY CLEAR.

(Ottar arguing)
Steinunn whispers something to Hrefna. Hrefna nods and leaves.

The Female Lawyer continues THE JUDGE HAS TO MAKE
AN INFORMED DECISION.
HE DOESN'T HAVE
THE NECESSARY INFORMATION.

Ottar says THE MEDIA HAS THE RIGHT TO
WITNESS COURT CASES.

The Security Guard says THIS IS A CLOSED SESSION.

Ottar says I KNEW IT.

Hrefna says YOU HAVE TO GO.

Ottar says AM I RIGHT?

Hrefna says YOU HAVE TO...

Ottar says AM I RIGHT?

Hrefna says YOU HAVE TO GO.
I CAN'T TELL YOU ANYTHING.

Ottar says I KNOW IT ALL ANYWAY.

The Female Lawyer says THE PLAINTIFF
IS NOT JUST TRYING
TO DEPRIVE A MAN
OF HIS AUTONOMY,
HE'S TRYING TO CUT THE HEAD OFF
THE GOVERNMENT AS WELL.
THE COURT CAN'T
ACCEPT THAT DEMAND
AND IGNORE THE BASIC RIGHTS
OF THE PRIME MINISTER.
THIS COULD WELL BE
A TREASONOUS ATTEMPT AT A COUP.

(door opens)

Valgerdour says HERE YOU ARE.
GET RID OF BENEDIKT
OR I'LL DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT.

Grimur says THEN YOU'LL HAVE TO
DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT.

Valgerdour says WHAT?

Grimur says WOULDN'T IT BE BAD
FOR YOUR IMAGE TO USE
A MENTAL ILLNESS
IN A POLITICAL GAME?

Valgerdour says ILLNESS?

Grimur says BENEDIKT IS SICK.

Valgerdour looks shocked.

Grimur continues HE WILL BE DEPRIVED OF
HIS AUTONOMY TODAY
AND I'LL TAKE OVER AS CHAIRMAN
AND PRIME MINISTER.

Valgerdour says WE HAVE TO DISCUSS THAT.

Grimur says IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE MAJORITY,
YOU CAN'T DISCUSS IT.
FINNBOGI AND I WILL TAKE OVER.

Valgerdour says BENEDIKT AND I WERE ELECTED.

Grimur says NO.
BENEDIKT WAS ELECTED.

Valgerdour says THEN WE NEED ANOTHER ELECTION.
WE'LL DEMAND DISSOLUTION
OF PARLIAMENT.

Grimur says AND I'LL SAY NO.
WE CAN'T HAVE CHAOS NOW.

Valgerdour says YOU ASKED ME TO WAIT.
CALM MY PEOPLE.

She yells WAIT, SO YOU COULD SOLVE THIS!

Grimur says WHICH I DID.
VALA.
WE NEED A STABLE GOVERNMENT.
BENEDIKT WAS THE ONLY ONE
WHO WANTED OUR PARTIES
TO WORK TOGETHER.
AND HE'S SICK.

(indistinct chatter)
(sheep bleating in distance)

Benedikt arrives at the sheep event on a hill.

Benedikt says THEO?
HMM.
GOOD MORNING.

Benedikt approaches a farmer. He is in his mid-fifties, with a white beard and white hair. He wears a cap, a jacket and a patterned pullover.

The Farmer says HELLO.
ARE YOU HERE TO WATCH?

Benedikt says I'M JUST HERE TO HELP THE NATION
AND TAKE CARE OF THE LAMBS.

The Farmer says GREAT.
I'M THE KING OF
THE MOUNTAIN HERE.

Benedikt says YOU MIGHT BE A KING,
BUT I'M THE GOOD SHEPHERD.
(chuckles)
WHERE DO I PUT MY JACKET?

The Farmer says I'LL TAKE IT.

Benedikt says YES.

The Judge says AS THERE IS
A STRONG REQUIREMENT
I'LL DELAY THE CASE AS THERE IS
NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE.

Benedikt mimics bleating.

The Judge says ON THE BASIS OF THE LAWS
CONCERNING AUTONOMY...
THE COURT WILL ASK THE POLICE
TO FIND THE DEFENDANT
AND MOVE HIM TO COURT,
AS HE HASN'T
ANSWERED THE SUMMONS.

Benedikt ties to catch a sheep and says WHOSE IS THIS ONE?
WHOSE SHEEP IS THIS?
Grabbing one, he continues WHO OWNS THIS SHEEP?

The Judge says DOES ANYONE KNOW
WHERE HE IS?

The Female Lawyer says HE IS DOING HIS DUTY
AS PRIME MINISTER.
IT'S NOT UNNATURAL THAT
WE DON'T KNOW WHERE HE IS.

Whispering to Hrefna, Steinunn says WE HAVE TO FIND HIM.
BEFORE THEY DO.

The Judge says THEN I'LL ASK THE POLICE
TO FIND HIM.
THE CASE IS DELAYED
UNTIL THEN.

Hrefna says ABOUT TIME
YOU ANSWERED THE PHONE.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE HE IS?

Jon says I'M AT GRIMSSTADIR.

Hrefna says IS HE THERE?

Jon says YES.

Hrefna says LISTEN, I'M COMING.
WATCH HIM.

Jon says YES. I'LL DO THAT.

Among the sheep, Benedikt says I KNOW YOU.
YOU'RE STUBBORN.
A STUBBORN GUY.
COME HERE.
WHO OWNS THIS LEADER?
ONE B ONE.
COME HERE.
DAMN.
He falls on the mud and says SHE TRICKED ME.

At a hospital, a female nurse says IRENA, YOU HAVE A GUEST.

Irena says I'M BUSY.

The Nurse says IT'S THE PRIME MINISTER'S WIFE.

Irena says YEAH. OKAY.

Steinunn says HI.

Irena says NICE TO SEE YOU.

They hug. Irena is in her early forties with brown hair tied-up. She wears a white doctor apron.

Steinunn says UM, LISTEN.
I NEED A FAVOR.
FOR BENEDIKT.

Irena says OF COURSE. NO PROBLEM.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Ottar makes a phone call as he listens to the radio in his car.

A Female Newsreader says ALTHING CONTINUED DISCUSSING
THE UNILATERAL USE OF THE EURO.
PRIME MINISTER BIPOLAR
POLITICAL SCIENTISTS SAY
IT'S UNLIKELY
A MAJORITY WILL ACCEPT THAT...

Grimur says GRIMUR.

Ottar says THIS IS OTTAR.
HOW DID IT GO?

Grimur says IT'S HAPPENING,
BUT IT WAS DELAYED.
JUST BE CALM.

Ottar says FOR HOW LONG?

Grimur says I DON'T KNOW, DAMN IT.

Ottar says I HAVE TO...

Grimur says EASY THERE.
I'M WORKING ON IT.

Ottar says NO, GRIMUR.

(man talking indistinctly over radio)
Ottar looks at an article on his laptop that reads "PRIME MINISTER BIPOLAR."

Grimur walks into Svanhvít's office and says GOOD MORNING.
DOESN'T BENEDIKT
ALWAYS SAY THAT?
MMM.

Svanhvít slowly looks at him and says WHAT'S GOING ON?

Grimur says YOU'RE THE MINISTER
OF THE INTERIOR.

Svanhvít says YES.

Grimur says THEREFORE HEAD OF THE POLICE.

Svanhvít says INDEED.

Grimur says BENEDIKT IS MISSING.

Svanhvít says WHAT?

Grimur says I WANT YOU TO ENSURE HE WILL
BE FOUND RIGHT AWAY.

Grimur says SO YOU CAN TAKE OVER?

Grimur says NO.
WE.
GET IT STARTED.

Two teenagers hug as one of them has a drink.

Talking to them, Benedikt says DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM.
DON'T CRY FOR ME.
CRY FOR YOURSELF
AND YOUR CHILDREN.

(people singing)
(panting)
Benedikt approaches a group of people.

Benedikt says GOOD EVENING.

A woman in her fifties says GOOD EVENING.

Benedikt says CAN I HAVE ONE?

The Woman says YOUR CLOTHES...

Benedikt drinks from a cup and says RIGHT.
A SUIT OR A WOOL SWEATER,
IT'S THE SAME THING.
IN A FOLD EVERYBODY IS JUST
AN ICELANDER.

She hands him a towel to clean up.

The Woman says THE PRIME MINISTER
MUST FIT THE PART.

Benedikt says YES.

The Woman says YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS
AS A SOUVENIR.

Benedikt says YOU DON'T SAY.

The Woman says IT'S SHOES
MADE OF SHEEP LEATHER.
REAL SHOES FOR REAL ICELANDERS.

Benedikt says THANK YOU.

The Woman says NOW YOU CAN PUT YOURSELF
IN THE NATION'S SHOES.

Benedikt says THANK YOU.
NAMASTE.

Now, he walks back to talk to the farmer.

Benedikt says WELL, WHAT'S THE SITUATION?
ARE WE ALL DONE?

The Farmer says YES.
FOR NOW.
BUT NOW WE'LL BARBECUE
AND PREPARE FOR THE DANCE.

Benedikt says RIGHT.

The farmer hands Benedikt a hip flask.

Benedikt says RIGHT.
(chuckles)
(singing continues)

Benedikt drinks and exhales.

He says AH, WONDERFUL CREATURES.

The Farmer says IF ONLY ALL THE POLITICIANS
THOUGHT LIKE YOU.

Benedikt says SEE, SHOULDN'T WE BAN
THE SLAUGHTER OF SHEEP?

The farmer and two other men laugh.

Benedikt says NO MORE SHEEP HERE?

The Farmer says NO, IT'S FINISHED FOR NOW.
UNTIL WE GO LOOKING FOR STRAYS.

Benedikt says STRAYS?

The Farmer says YES. THERE ARE ALWAYS SOME
SHEEP LEFT ON THE MOUNTAIN.

Benedikt says THIS MOUNTAIN?
LOST SHEEP?

The Farmer says YES.

Steinunn and Hrefna travel in a car listening to the radio.

A female voice says THE EU COMMISSION
THAT THE PRIME MINISTER
DECLARED PERSONA NON GRATA
HAS LEFT THE COUNTRY.
THE COMMISSION FLEW TO
COPENHAGEN THIS AFTERNOON...

The Farmer says CAN I HELP?

A Male Police Officer says WE'RE LOOKING FOR
THE PRIME MINISTER.

The Farmer says YES, HE WAS HERE TODAY.
HE'S HERE SOMEWHERE.

Jon says HELLO.
JON.
I'M THE PRIME MINISTER'S
CHAUFFEUR.

Police Officer says HAVE YOU SEEN HIM?

Jon says NO.
HE WAS HERE A MOMENT AGO.

(Leo barks)
Benedikt walks along in the mountain.

Benedikt says POOR SHEEP.
THEY WANDER AROUND
NOT KNOWING WHERE TO GO.
THEY WILL DIE
FROM THE COLD OR...
STARVE ON THE MOUNTAIN
JUST BECAUSE NOBODY
COULD BE BOTHERED...
TO GO TO THE MOUNTAIN,
SEARCH FOR THEM,
SAVE THEM.
GET THEM BACK.
THEY ARE LIVING CREATURES, LEO.
LIVING CREATURES.
JUST LIKE US.
WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE
OF ALL LIVING CREATURES.
LEO.
(barks)
WE NEED TO FIND THEM.
LEO, GO OVER THERE.
I'LL GO OVER THERE.
LEO.
(sing-song)
LEO!

Steinunn and Hrefna arrive at the mountain. The police officer hands Steinunn Benedikt's jacket. The farmer points to the distance as the police officer talks to him. Steinunn looks worried and sad.

(vocalizing)
(hymnal music plays)
(inaudible)
(man singing Jesus, keep me near the cross)

Benedikt says LEO!
(laughs)
(bleating)
He yells LE... LEO!
LEO!

Leo runs among the sheep. It begins to rain.

Benedikt yells COME, HERE THEY ARE.
LET'S SAVE THEM!
BLOW, WINDS,
AND CRACK YOUR CHEEKS.
(thunder rumbling)
HERE THEY ARE, LEO.
HERE THEY ARE.
LEO!
LEO! LEO!
LEO!
LEO.
LEO!
LEO!
LEO!
LEO!
LEO!
LEO!
LEO!

Steinunn smells Benedik's jacket looking away.

(Benedikt's voice echoing)

(theme music plays)

The end credits roll.

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