The Honour of the House

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


Every time I think about your

cherished sermon

about the meek and the

humble and those who are

faithful over a few things,

then I realise that the word of

God means nothing to me.

I often wondered how you

could be such a hypocrite.

Your Lord has forsaken my


Don't always be the main

attraction, my child.

He is here for your

sister not you.

He is about to become

part of the family.

Doesn't she know that

everybody is waiting.

We have no idea what has

happened to my sister.

But anyway we have a most

prestigious guest,

who is also the most handsome

man in the country.

Please stand up.

Have someone find Rannveig. Yes.

I'll take him.

He's fine here with me..

You should go home now.

Thank you for your help.

I am in no hurry.

Rannveig you here! They

are looking for you.

The whole clan is

waiting for you.

Well my dear, I will soon come again.

Yes. Goodbye.

Where have you been? -I was

helping with Andres's baby.

One more brat to roam

the village beaches!

The woman flushes one out

and is pregnant of the next.

She has three children.

You have two.

Are you comparing me

to this riffraff?

No, I only said. -I heard

what you said.

It was very insulting. I

don't understand you.

Why must you mix with these

people. Why disgrace us?


Don't you have any sense?

That fine man fancies you.

He is without doubt an

excellent man, but

I do not intend to marry,

but to seek employment.

Employment? What do you mean?

I have no longing to become

an idle lady of the house.

I am going to master

my handicraft.

I detest feeling useless..

With a cup of coffee abbering

about nothing.

You are a member of a

prestigious family!

One might think you are

some sort of beggar.

Work for a living? What do

you think people will say?

I doubt they will say anything.

This is not a day off. They

are strictly on Sundays!

In you case everyday

is a day off.

Except when you are

counting your money.

Must you go back to

Reykjavik so soon?

Please stay, at least for

a week more.

I'm sorry, your sister

shows no interest in me.

For her I am nothing just like

this dog. I just don't exist.

Thank you for your time spent..

Watch the loops, they

are too big.

- This is going fine.

- Thank you.

He has left! Do you

think you were polite?

This was the fourth suitor

who has come in vain.

No mother. The fifth one!

Why not go to Reykjavik and

have a look around?

There are men of great

esteem on every corner.

No father, I do not want to.

I am very content.

Here I know everything

and everyone.

Now I'm so tired that I

shall retire. Good night.

Good night and may God

be with you, my child.

This is the third summer

we've invited highly

educated men of esteem for

boating and horserides.

We have opened our hearts

and entertained them.

God knows we have tried.

What else can we do?

They're just not the

right men for her.

The right men? What about

that doctor Gudmundsson?

Or that intelligent theologian


He was here last year and

was infatuated with her.

If those are not the right

men, then who are?

They were nothing but

worthless scoundrels.

If she will not consider

a future priest,

then who on earth is it

that she wants?

Telling me she is going

to work for a living!

I doubt there are many young

ladies in the country,

who are as gifted as she is.

In what way? -She weaves,

knits all sorts of things.

Then she can do all this

needlework, such as,

the button stitch, running

stitch, feather stitch,

petal stitch, petite point, the

Venetian stitch...

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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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