Dag och natt


DAY AND NIGH #For most people,Tuesday, Sept. 9,

2003 was a day like any other.

#For one person, though,

this day was special.

#On this day,

40-year-old Thomas Ekman,

#a respected architect

and a family man,

#put a bullet in his brain

at 8:
03 pm

#using a Walther GSP handgun

bought for this purpose.

- Put on your seat belt.

- All right...

- Why did it die?

- It was old.

Could you drive faster?

Why? The light's red.

- Mum will be angry if I'm late.

- We'll make it.

- Will you pick me up afterwards?

- After what?

- After school.

- No.

- That's typical.

- What do you mean?

You could have come over

to Mum's place with me.

- Are you sad, Dad?

- No, why should I be?

You just seem sad, that's all.


It's because I'm going on a trip...

I guess.

- Could you drive faster?

- Don't nag.

Why did you buy such fast car?

I'm driving as fast as I can.

We'll make it in time.

Why didn't you buy a cheap car

if you wanted to drive slow?

- Mum says you drink.

- She does?

And that she caught you

screwing another woman.

- That's not true.

- That's what she says.

I screw loads of other women.

Many more than you ever will.

And I soak myself in booze,

I'm blind drunk all the time.

Like right this minute?

No, not right now.

Who cares, you're still my dad.

Well, you are.

- Mum will find you a new dad.

- No.

And I bet he'll be a better dad too.

Mum says you'll always be my dad,

even if she meets someone.

Has she met someone?

- Already?

- Yes, just like you.

- You've got that bimbo.

- I thought you liked her.

She can go to hell,

so Mum can come back.

She has someone new.

- Who is he?

- I'm not allowed to tell you.

- Mum said I wasn't to tell you.

- Tell me!

Mum told me not to.

Do I know the man? She didn't say

you couldn't tell me that, right?

What's his initial?


- Jakob.

- Don't tell Mum.


It doesn't matter anyway...

I don't want to be a dad.

I won't be a dad, not after today...

- You've got to!

- Aren't you listening?

I don't want to do it.

I can't do it. I don't feel anything!

I'm drinking myself to death.

I don't care what you say!

Do you hear that?

Do you think the divorce

was just a way to leave your mother?

I wanted to leave you too.

I didn't want you when you were born,

and I don't want you now.

Now when you get out of this car,

you will be out of my life.

As if you never existed at all.

I want you to know

what a rotten person I am.

I'm a real bastard.

Haven't you realised that?

- No, you're not.

- Stop arguing with me!

- I'm a bastard.

- No, you're my dad.

- Look at the bird.

- Where?

Its beak.

- It's bloody...

- Because I killed it.

I put rat poison in its food.

It fell off its perch, twitched,

spit up some blood and died.

I killed your bird.

I killed your bird. I did it!

Hello, Jakob, it's Thomas.

All right if I come around an hour

from now and drop off the keys?

Out in front of the lobby?

Good. Bye.


Give me a kiss, for God's sake.

- I thought you were busy today.

- I am.

- I'm going to get streaks done.

- Jump in. Just do it.

I know what you want.

- Where are we going?

- For a drive.


- Did you drop him off at school?

- Yes.

Was he sad about the bird?

- No.

- Good.

Listen, I want to ask you something.

What have I meant to you?

- Why do you ask?

- I want to know.

I'm not sure what to say.

- I have meant something, haven't I?

- Yes.

So tell me.

Because of you

I don't feel as lonely anymore.

- Is that it?

- That's not too bad.

What do you think

it's like in New York?

I don't know...

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