Life in a Fishbowl

Synopsis: Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of their daughter, shuts himself from the outside world and drinks himself to death over a twenty-year period.
Genre: Drama
129 min

heads off into eternity.

- Is that true?

- I swear.

And what did Hannes do?

Without a dog?

Well, naturally he sent her

home on the next flight.

Can you imagine the

look on the guy's face

when he opened his bag and...

- Yes!

...and sees it there, Hanne's worthless,

disgusting, staring out into the void.

If only he'd known

that was the richest man in Iceland's

most valuable possession.

Worth more than the bank itself.

- Hey there!

- How's it goin'?

- Great.

- How's everyone today?

- Just fine.

Listen, we're not drinking

bloody spirits today.

- Oh?

Now we're gonna have whiskey...

Have you got any good whiskey?

12-year-old whiskey for them,

for the boys.

- Whiskey?

- There's sense in that.

My shout. It's not often a guy

can let himself go...

- Whiskey?

- No, no thanks.

- No. Make them triple.

- Triple? Ok.

And then she says:

"No, I've already called the cops,

you're disturbing the people

here trying to eat."

"You might be in charge of some

restaurant", he says.

"But I'm in charge here,

of a whole solar system, lady!"

That is so him man, completely.

You should listen to Mri man,

he's really got it.

This has been bloody great.

I just need to be alone with

my own thoughts now, Ok?

Hey, wait wait wait, aren't you

coming to the liquor store with us?

- No, I can't be bothered.

- C'mon, please.

- I really can't be bothered man.

- C'mon, don't be like that man.

Hey wait. I'll lend you some.

Bloody hell, you're rich man!

- Yeah, what about it?

- No, give me a five thousand.

- No, I'm letting you have two thousand.

- Aren't we buddies?

- Yeah of course we are.

- Then lend us for a bottle.

Why don't I just give you

an overdraught?


What are you doing man?


- Hi!

- Hello...

- What are you doing?

- I'm just watching what you're up to.

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