Something Good: The Mercury Factor

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Year:
2013
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TO ARRIVE ON OUR TABLES,

A MEAL TRAVELS AN AVERAGE OF OVER 1100 MILES.

IT PASSES THROUGH THE HANDS OF DOZENS OF INDIVIDUALS.

HOW MANY OF THEM CAN YOU TRUST?

I haven't told you the whole truth.

I want you to know everything.

I'm not a killer,

but I am indirectly responsible

for the three deaths

the police are accusing me of,

and other deaths,

that I don't know about.

Yunnan Province, Southern China

Shitou, how do you feel today..

What's the matter, Shitou?

Port of Gioia Tauro, Italy

Amore, amore, amore.

I could be Italian, right?

Amore, amore, amore.

- Hey, you're early.

- Not early enough, eh?

You miss Italy?

Yeah, especially that

restaurant we always go to.

Well, I already booked us a table.

Yeah, they're gonna prepare raw squid.

And there is a wonderful lady

who's dying to be your guest.

- Ah. Did she like my gift?

- I don't know.

You can ask her yourself.

Just listen to this shit!

- Always a pleasure to see you.

- Same here, captain.

Speed up, we're waiting for you.

Contact the Health Office..

Gonna be here in a couple of hours.

- Captain..

- The Mercury is approaching, keep in touch.

We finally have the opportunity

to catch this son of a bitch.

Don't blow it.

Guys, do not blow it, eh!?

- I see them.

- Find out who's dirty, then let them go.

Roger that.

They are meeting alone

with an official, Dr. Rama. Over.

- What is it this time?

- Fish, 200 tons.

- Where from?

- Japan. Fukushima.

The nuclear accident..?

Radioactive fish.

Not the usual crap,

it'll cost you more.

- Or less.

- Maybe we can find somebody else.

You can't cut me out,

I know too much.

Maybe that's why we should cut you out.

Come here.

- Complete a visa for these gentlemen.

- Yes, right away.

-Type of cargo, Food.

Provenance, Japan.

Name of ship ...

- Mercury.

- Mercury.

Results of health test, negative.

- Thank you.

- You're welcome.

OK, you go down to the wharf,

you wait for the ship,

- and I'll join you in a.. 10 minutes.

- Where are you going?

To make a phone call. You know,

I'd like to get laid after business.

OK.

What's going on? They split up?

Shit, shit!

Block all the exits of the harbor.

Block all the exits of the harbor! Do it!

Hello Captain? Abort! Abort!

Yeah, the restaurant in closed.

Yeah, get out of here.

Hey, the cops are on the move,

I don't like.

- They were expecting us.

- What!?

You know the rules.

You know we never met.

Well wait a minute!

Wh.. what about me!?

I'm sorry. You're f*cked.

I'm out of here.

But .. it's my birthday!

- Hands up!

- Stop! Son of a bitch!

Happy birthday...

Do you know anything

about plants, Mr. Valli?

I can tell the difference between,

uh.. edible and poisonous.

I was once a farmer,

plants were my life.

Now I only have time for these penjing.

You know the meaning of the word?

The Japanese copied them from you,

and call them "bonsai".

I was told, how you saved Mercury's cargo.

The cargo was unloaded in Rotterdam,

and now it's in stores all over Europe.

- You have never disappointed me.

- I've been lucky.

The rarest of virtues.

Do you know what I appreciate

about these plants?

They depend on me,

I decide everything about them.

Size, the shape...

life, death.

As you know, my group handles

a wide range of investments.

What if I told you that..

I needed a lucky man,

to whom I would entrust the food sector,

what would you say?

Go on.

New name, new life,

enough money to make sure

you don't miss getting old.

- And what's my new name?

- Mister...

- Mercury!

- Like the ship I saved.

By the god of fraud.

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