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Handling the Undead (2024) | Transcript

On a hot summer day in Oslo, the dead mysteriously awaken, and three families are thrown into chaos when their deceased loved ones come back to them. Who are they, and what do they want?
Handling the Undead (2024)

Handling the Undead (2024)
Original title:
Håndtering av udøde
Genre
: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director: Thea Hvistendahl
Stars: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Bjørn Sundquist, Bahar Pars, Jan Hrynkiewicz

Plot: On an abnormally hot summer day in Oslo, a strange electric field surrounds the city as a collective migraine spreads across town and the newly deceased awake from death.

* * *

I’ll eat at work.

Are you sure you don’t need any help?

No, that’s okay.

I’m fine. I’ll just join you later.

Okay.

Yeah, okay.

Can you look after Kian tonight?

Hello? Anyone home?

Die!

Flora?

Move. Hello?

Can you look after Kian tonight?

Isn’t he old enough to look after himself?

Look at me when I’m talking to you.

You can leave now.

Give me my cigarettes.

Dinner is ready.

Time for dinner. Can you please come?

All of my jokes are about you, so you can’t see my show.

I should get royalties for those jokes.

It’s enough, sweetheart.

Kian.

Does Flora really need to stay with me?

Yes. That’ll be fun.

You can play computer games together.

Where are you going?

Well…

I’m going on a secret mission.

Really? Like what?

Well…

Someone’s birthday is coming up. Who could that be?

Dad?

Will you tell me one of your jokes for tonight?

Okay.

Three tomatoes were walking across a bridge.

That’s funny.

Funny, right?

You’ll do great. Why are you so nervous?

You only say that to comfort me.

Pull yourself together.

I mean it, pull yourself together. You’ll do great.

Fuck! My head is killing me.

Why don’t I pick up the rabbit tomorrow?

No, absolutely not. I pick up the rabbit, you tell your jokes.

You’ll do great. Tell the onion joke. And then do this.

I just stole your nose. I’ll put it…

No, don’t do that.

You’re not allowed.

Yes, I am.

You are really great.

Okay.

You’re great. Stop it.

No, you stop it.

I love you whether you like it or not.

I love you whether you like it…

We’ve been married for a long time, and I have to admit- that not every day is a wild sex orgy, but we’re working on it.

Hi, David speaking.

Yeah.

Hello?

Grandpa is coming. Grandpa is coming.

You’re stone cold, dear.

Hi. Maria Pinelli.

David Zetterberg.

We’ve examined Eva, and I can’t explain it, but her heart has started beating again all by itself.

However, her heart rate is very slow, and her oxygen level is so low that we can’t understand how she’s still alive.

Can I see her now?

Not just yet.

First we want to do an MRI of her head. Then we measure her brain activity.

She’s alive, though?

Yes, but we’ve never seen this before.

The cause of the power outage in the capital is still uncertain.

The network distributor hasn’t found any faults in their system.

What’s going on?

Mom suffered an accident.

Is she in the hospital?

Mhm.

What do the doctors say?

They don’t know.

She died on the operating table.

Then she woke up again.

Okay…

So she didn’t die?

I don’t know.

What do you mean?

I really don’t know. They’re doing tests on her now.

But what…

Flora, I don’t know. I don’t know.

She… We just have to wait. Get some sleep.

I don’t know anything yet.

I think Mom is dying.

Here we are, my boy. Let’s see.

There you go.

There you go.

Grandpa will be right back.

Elias?

My dear boy.

I’m just going to give you some eye drops.

There you go. Everything will be okay again.

I’ll clean you up.

My dear boy.

There you go.

Grandpa is just going to press your tummy.

I’m just going to remove some of this. There you go.

I’m sorry, dear. I’ll dry your face.

Mom will be home soon.

Mr. Sandman with the umbrella

He visits every little fella

Every boy and every girl

All sleeping tots all across the world

Mr. Sandman with the umbrella

He visits every little fella

Every boy and every girl

All sleeping tots all across the world

Elias?

He needs to go to a hospital.

No, he needs to be with his family.

It’s the police. Please open the door.

No. Please don’t.

We have to tell them we have him.

Then we’ll lose him again.

We need to check if Elias is there.

Open the door.

I’m standing outside Ullevaal Hospital, where a crisis center has been set up.

It’s still uncertain exactly what’s happened…

How are you, my love? My darling.

Are you in there somewhere?

I’ve missed you.

Time to eat.

Here you are.

Hi.

I’m calling to get an update on Eva Keshavarz.

No? Okay. May I speak to a doctor?

No.

Well, what would you have me do now?

You must have some information. Hello?

Will Mom die?

No.

When will she be home?

Soon, I hope.

She just needs to recover first.

Okay.

Is it true what you said about your mother?

My mother passed away too. But she didn’t come back.

Luckily.

ULLEVÅL HOSPITAL NEUROLOGY WARD

Those peonies we planted will probably not blossom until next year.

Thank you. I love you whether you like it or not.

I love you whether you like it or not.

Yes, may he live for a hundred years

Of course he will live Of course he will live

Of course he will live for a hundred years

Happy birthday.

Happy birthday.

Whoops. Here you go. Oopsie.

Isn’t it beautiful?

Yeah.

And very cute.

Thank you.

You’re welcome.

I wish Mom were here to see you.

Come on.

Give it a break.

Hey.

Shh. Wait.

Can’t you see he’s in pain?

Stop it!

There you go.

Look at this.

We’re almost out of water.

Eva, it’s Kian’s birthday today.

I picked up the rabbit.

Look, Mom. Balthazar.

Do you want to hold him?

Careful.

Eva, don’t hold him that tightly. Let go.

Eva, stop it! Let go. You have to let go.

Eva, stop it!

Let go of him.

Mom is dead.

Anna?

Someone’s here.

We have to go back.

Dad!

Dad!

Farewell.

My precious child, rest at ease

Little boy, little girl, sleep in peace

The sun has set, my little one

The moon is up, the day is done

I’ll see you later.

I love you.

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