Polite People (2011) Poster

(2011)

Stefán Karl Stefánsson: Lárus Skjaldarson

Quotes 

  • [In the hospital corridor, Elísabeth is showing a nurse a textbook that Lárus has written in when he was a child] 

    Elísabet : He was such a creative child.

    [She sees Lárus coming down the hallway and continues gushing to the nurse] 

    Elísabet : Look what I found. From when he was ten. Always dreaming up new things. We thought he'd be a writer.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : Elísabeth, what are you thinking? What do you want from me? Why am I here?

    Elísabet : I want you to be our son. Be here for us.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : You call me just as he's dying, and expect me to pretend that we're family.

    Elísabet : I don't understand why you hate us. I don't understand.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : [icily]  I'll help you with the funeral. And then we are done.

  • Lárus Skjaldarson : What are you reading?

    Benni : Hanzel and Gretel. The original version.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : Is that for kids?

    Benni : I got it at school. The normal version is too simple.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : Someone taught you that?

    Benni : No, I read it on Wikipedia.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : [slightly exasperated]  OK.

  • Anton : Lárus. Talk to me in my office?

    Lárus Skjaldarson : [shortly]  No. I have nothing to hide. Talk to me.

    Anton : You haven't been performing in this job...

    Lárus Skjaldarson : You're firing me. I'll put that on the list. My wife didn't come home...

    Anton : She was with me. You can see the kids whenever you want. We have to think about the children.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : Anton, you're fucking my wife!

    Anton : Don't you think it's a coincidence that I got promoted while you're still stuck out here?

    [Annoyed, Lárus gets up out of his chair] 

    Lárus Skjaldarson : Blah, blah, blah...

    [He starts off down the stairs] 

    Anton : I thought we were friends.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : I'm broke.

    Anton : That's not my responsibility. I'm only responsible for my feelings towards your wife.

    [Lárus angrily shoves a few pennies into Anton's hand and gets into the elevator] 

  • Elín : Your CV is not very impressive.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : Yeah, my CV is not good.

    Elín : [in English]  We only hire winners, Lárus.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : [in English]  I know.

    Elín : [in Icelandic]  You have something big to work here.

  • Lárus Skjaldarson : I'm trying to get to know these farmers. We're trying to get money, but you just keep talking and talking and talking...

  • [Margrét has just had sex with Lárus, and during their pillow talk is asking him about his family] 

    Lárus Skjaldarson : My parents were... They were never really there. It's no big deal. They were... They are from hell.

    Margrét : What about your mom?

    Lárus Skjaldarson : This is turning into a Danish soap opera.

    [in Danish] 

    Lárus Skjaldarson : I don't want to talk to her.

    [in Icelandic] 

    Lárus Skjaldarson : I don't speak Danish. How's this?

    [in Danish] 

    Lárus Skjaldarson : I don't want to talk to her.

    [in Icelandic] 

    Lárus Skjaldarson : It's like singing.

    [in Danish] 

    Lárus Skjaldarson : I don't want to talk to her.

  • [Askur gets into the car. Lárus is sitting in the driver's seat, impatiently tapping the steering wheel with his finger] 

    Askur : That didn't go well.

    Lárus Skjaldarson : I think it would be best if you stayed at the office.

  • [Lárus has chased down Þorgeir, who has stolen Lárus' idea and told it to Hrafnkell] 

    Lárus Skjaldarson : Say you're sorry or I will beat you up.

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