An old Christian couple lives in the middle of nowhere. The husband, the unpleasant, meat-loving misogynist, Gert, cannot live without his daily doses of meat. The wife, Bodil, is pure at heart, stuck in the old ways, and would do anything to please Gert. Seemingly satisfied with their way of living, they enjoy a life in peace and harmony, until that peace and quiet is violently disturbed. Gert gets struck by lightning while slaughtering a hen, getting paralyzed from the waist down. The hen survives. Bodil is convinced the hen is the voice of God, and it has a message for them. Gert is convinced his wife is mentally unstable. He decides to shoot the hen, but mistakenly takes down his wife instead. But God works in mysterious ways and brings Bodil back to life. Gert is forced to accept the truth: this is indeed a Holy Hen with a message: don’t kill innocent animals (and wives).
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