Course curator: Addis Gadzhiev
Instructors: Addis Gadzhiev, Anna Tolstunova
A black comedy about acceptance. The heart comes from Guillermo Del Toro, the humor — from Roy Andersson.

Iceland, 1707. The Northern War passes by. A beaten Danish ship, the Dannebrog, crashes onto the rocks, falling short of the shore, and becomes isolated for several weeks. Conditions worsen, and the sailors quickly turn feral. Among those who died of hunger during the mutiny is the ship’s cook. The survivors manage to reach the shore, and the locals are even willing to help them, but a plague is raging, and winter is just around the corner.

A hundred years pass. The descendant of the instigator of the mutiny from the first part of the story, Markus, together with the wizard Torvald Balabolka, resurrect the ghost of the same cook — they want to get their hands on the treasures from the seabed. The ghost not only does not understand or speak Icelandic but also turns out to be extremely uncooperative and begins to pursue Markus, wherever he goes. The cook cannot come to terms with his absurd demise and blames everyone around him — this does not make him dangerous, just his humor is peculiar — he can pull off the roof of a shed, or scare horses to death. Wherever Markus goes, people are not happy to see him — if he eventually reconciled with the ghost, then for those around them, this couple is nothing but trouble.

It is unclear exactly when Markus had offspring — only that the restless ghost was passed down to them as an inheritance.