The Honour of the House

Synopsis: Old lady buys a house, she must protect it from vampires that live under the house.
Genre: Drama
98 min

Over thirty years old and

still no husband!

We have no alternatives. She

must seek education abroad.

It is the only thing fitting

for a girl in her position.

Consider the demands

made nowadays.

Of course!

I can write to my friend

Sren in Copenhagen...

No, the Kristensens will

take care of her.

Then Viggo and his wife can

show her around the city.

Viggo is a famous actor and

has no time for her!

I shall write the

Kristensen's a letter.

They will provide her with

room and board.

They are our best friends and

you were happy there.

Of course, I was, I learned

a great deal.

Times have changed.

I would never send her.

My decision is final. She sails

with the autumn ship.

Well I did it. I stayed up

most of the night.

Just look at it! -What a gifted

girl you are.

I know the Danes will

appreciate it.

Let me see.

What a perfect piece of


It's a gift for Mrs.

Kristensen, for her kindness.

Are you looking

forward to going?

I don't know.

Father says the handicrafts

school is the best.

What is ready should be

brought Mamma's house.

Put your initials on them.

Come and see what we

have packet for you.

Here are all Icelandic poems

in an ornamented edition.

This is " Lad and Lass" a play

which will interest Viggo.

And here are all the

Icelandic sagas...

Here are several novels by

famous Nordic authors.

I'll put them here.

Yes, and the Psalm book. Please.

These pictures, you can hang

them up in your room.

Look at that one, you should

hang it above your bed.

It is a beauty which will

brighten up your room.

I brought a cloth for you.

Thank you very much.

How nice!

Take these gloves as a

good-bye present.

My dear. Thank you.

How sweet of you.

Hans! How could I forget

to say good-bye to you.

How thoughtless of me!

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Halldór Laxness

Halldór Kiljan Laxness (Icelandic: [ˈhaltour ˈcʰɪljan ˈlaxsnɛs] ( listen); born Halldór Guðjónsson; 23 April 1902 – 8 February 1998) was an Icelandic writer. He won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature; he is the only Icelandic Nobel laureate. He wrote novels, poetry, newspaper articles, essays, plays, travelogues and short stories. Major influences included August Strindberg, Sigmund Freud, Knut Hamsun, Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Bertolt Brecht and Ernest Hemingway. more…

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