To two brothers living in the little town of Sand, in Norway, money is not everything in this world.
G.V. The house where the brothers live.
L.V. One of the brothers outside the house.
Angle V. The outside of the house.
C.U. Ordin Tysseland (one of the brothers)
C.U. The other brother Cristen.
C.U. A clock.
C.U. Two of the letters received from America from their brother, asking them to keep the money.
G.V. Ordin leaves the house to feed the pony.
S.V. with the pony.
G.V. Cristen walking towards the house with milk for making butter.
S.V.Int. The cat near the stove.
C.U.Pan From Cristen to the butter churn.
C.U. Turning the handle.
SIDE V. Ordin reading the paper.
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Background: To two brothers living in the little town of Sand, in Norway, money is not everything in this world.
Ordin and Christen Tysseland have a little house on the mountain just outside Sand, where they were born, in 1888, and lived ever since, happily together. They neither of them have ever left their home town. In fact Ordin has never been outside the house at all; Christen has been as far as the town, but no farther.
A few days a go the brothers received a cheque for about one million kroner from a brother in the United States of America. But the brothers know nothing of the outside world and have no use for so much money. So they promptly sent the cheque back to the United States.
Their daily round is a simple one. Every morning they set to and make butter, and then Christen sets out to sell it in Sand.
The brothers, who have never married, received a letter from their kinsfolk in America, after they had send back the cheque, pleading with them to keep the money -- but their answer was the same, No thanks.