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Car salesman: Listen. You need to get the CD out. It's stuck in there on "repeat". It's annoying. I haven't had time to fix it.

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[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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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...

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[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.

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[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.

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Skjöldur: People are arrogant and selfish. Also, rude.

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[Lárus is dialling the phone. His father confronts him]

Skjöldur - Young: Who are you calling, boy?

[He pushes Lárus coldly and walks past him. Cut to a few minutes later. Lárus has managed to reach his grandmother]

Lárus Skjaldarson - young: Hi, Grandma. Can I stay with you for a couple of days?

Elísabet - young: Are you calling Granny?

Lárus Skjaldarson - young: Or maybe longer.

Elísabet - young: Are you telling, little snitch? Are you moving out?

[Lárus throws down the receiver and walks away]

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[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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