Second Skin Script - Dialogue Transcript

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Second Skin Script


  

  

 





 

                   

Alberto?



 

                   

Alberto, are you there?



 

                   

Leave a message after the beep.



 

                   

If you're at work again

I'll kill you.



 

                   

We have to do the shopping,

the fridge is empty.



 

                   

And we have to go to the cleaners,

and pick up the little one.



 

                   

So... call me, all right?

Bye.



 

                   

Hey, Rafa.



  

                   

Can you clean up?

I'm late.



  

                   

Relax. When I finish

this proof.



  

                   

- Are you in a hurry?

- Yes. See you tomorrow.



  

                   

- See you tomorrow, Ana.

- Bye, Elena.



  

                   

AdriŠn!



  

                   

I'm coming!



  

                   

Not "coming".

Come!



  

                   

Bye.



  

                   

The one time they play with me...



  

                   

- how was school, honey?

- Fine.



  

                   

Bye, AdriŠn. We'll call you.



  

                   

We're always loaded up like mules.

What can we do?



  

                   

Don't drag the suit, AdriŠn.



  

                   

Nice try, AdriŠn.



  

                   

Here.



  

                   

Whatís this?



  

                   

Itís from the cleaners.

Papers from Daddy's pockets.



  

                   

Ugh! You stink!

Who needs a bath?



  

                   

- Me.

- Go on. Bathtime.



  

                   

Mummy, I'm hungry!



  

                   

Whatís for dinner?



  

                   

Whatís for dinner?



  

                   

Pasta.



  

                   

Come on, AdriŠn.

Take a bath.



  

                   

HOTEL FLORIDA



  

                   

ROOM:       PESETAS

ROOM SERVICE:      PESETAS



  

                   

hi.



  

                   

What a traffic jam!



  

                   

- How are you?

- Fine.



  

                   

- Where's the little one?

- In the bath.



  

                   

I'm starving.



  

                   

Letís go out for dinner.



  

                   

No, I don't feel like it.



  

                   

Yes, come on. I'm in the mood.

Monster!



  

                   

No, I'm already making dinner.



  

                   

- No?

- No.



  

                   

I called your cell phone.

You had it turned off.



  

                   

The battery must be dead.



  

                   

I was going to ask if you wanted

me to pick up your suit.



  

                   

But I did it anyway.

Itís over there.



  

                   

Thanks.



  

                   

I'll take care of

everything tomorrow.



  

                   

I'll set the table.



  

                   

This morning I bought

a great book.



  

                   

Itís a study about sexual practice

in long-term couples.



  

                   

What for?



  

                   

Well, it just seems lately

we don't fuck very much.



  

                   

Doesn't that worry you?



  

                   

I think what matters is the

relationship,



  

                   

and loving each other.



  

                   

Sex is an automatic thing.

There's no mystery to it.



  

                   

Well this might seem

strange to you, but...



  

                   

lately I've forgotten

that it even exists.



  

                   

I don't know. When I think

about it, I lose interest.



  

                   

They're just phases.



  

                   

Alberto, should I see

a psychologist?



  

                   

I don't know.



  

                   

Is it that serious?



  

                   

Maybe you should, too.



  

                   

Things are happening

to you as well.



  

                   

Whatís wrong, Elena?



  

                   

Look...



  

                   

If you want to see a shrink,

thatís fine with me.



  

                   

But you'll go alone.

Count me out.



  

                   

If you have a problem,

you must see to it



  

                   

if you want to resolve it.

We'll deal with it.



  

                   

- Right?

- Yes.



  

                   

Well, well, well.



  

                   

Well, well, well...



  

                   

Stop it.



  

                   

Stop it!

Stop.



  

                   

Your impulses always take me

by surprise.



  

                   

Stop it.



  

                   

- Sorry.

- No, I like it.



  

                   

I like it a lot.



  

                   

Didn't we make plans for later?



  

                   

Since you said you don't

work Thursdays...



  

                   

I'll just leave then...



  

                   

You're not leaving!

Come here.



  

                   

Yes, yes, yes.



  

                   

Hotel Canciller, good afternoon.



  

                   

Good afternoon.



  

                   

Is Alberto GarcŪa staying

in the hotel?



  

                   

- One moment, please.

- Yes.



  

                   

- No, he isn't.

- He isn't. Thank you.



  

                   

Could you please tell me if he was

there on the  nd of this month?



  

                   

- Wait one moment.

- Yes, I'll wait. Thank you.



  

                   

- Are you there?

- Yes.



  

                   

Yes, he was here last Thursday.



  

                   

Very kind, thank you.



   

                   

Harder!



   

                   

Harder!



   

                   

No way.



   

                   

Sorry. Itís work.



   

                   

I really hate cell phones.



   

                   

If someone's phone rings in

surgery they have to buy lunch.



   

                   

- My boss has a fit.

- Even the patient?



   

                   

- Especially.

- What if he dies?



   

                   

If he dies, there's

more for the rest of us.



   

                   

I love your flat.



   

                   

Whatís yours like?

I'd like to see it.



   

                   

A normal apartment.



   

                   

I'm not there very often.



   

                   

- Are you leaving now?

- Yes.



   

                   

How can you leave when

I made you a fantastic dinner?



   

                   

Whatís your favourite?

Guess. Your favourite food.



   

                   

No...



   

                   

- No...

- What is it?



   

                   

- Guacamole.

- Guacamole with...



   

                   

With lots of lemon and

loaded with salt.



   

                   

So stay and tell them

to call someone else.



   

                   

- I can't.

- Please.



   

                   

I can't. I wish I could.



   

                   

- Come on.

- I can't, Diego. I can't.



   

                   

When there's an emergency at

the airport I have to go.



   

                   

I have to go.



   

                   

Come on. Please.



   

                   

I can't, I can't, I can't.



   

                   

You know what I'd really like?



   

                   

To just lose ourselves,



   

                   

far away from all this.



   

                   

I'd break that cell phone



   

                   

into pieces.



   

                   

Where the sea ends.



   

                   

Whatís that?



   

                   

When I went to the beach

as a child,



   

                   

I used to love running

into the water.



   

                   

I'd run as far as I could.



   

                   

- How far?

- I mean,



   

                   

as far as I could before

the waves would throw me.



   

                   

The waves threw you?



   

                   

It drove my mother crazy.



   

                   

- Where were you running to?

- "To where the sea ends."



   

                   

People watched as if to say:



   

                   

"That boy is stupid."



   

                   

I was so embarrassed.



   

                   

I'd spend the rest

of the day alone.



   

                   

Alone fishing in the rocks.



   

                   

Itís a nice story,

but the sea never ends.



   

                   

When you think it stops,

it starts again.



   

                   

I'm sorry.



   

                   

I've got a conference next week.



   

                   

Want to come?



   

                   

Sure.



   

                   

Really?



   

                   

Yes.



   

                   

Great!



   

                   

Great!



   

                   

I'll call you tomorrow

to plan the trip.



   

                   

Okay.



   

                   

- But call me.

- I will.



   

                   

I'll walk you to the door.



   

                   

No, no, no.



   

                   

You don't have to.



   

                   

You don't have to.



   

                   

I think this was the best time

I've had in my whole life.



   

                   

- Bye.

- Bye.



   

                   

See you tomorrow.



   

                   

Go on, tiger.



   

                   

Mummy, we're home.



   

                   

Hi. Nice haircut!



   

                   

- You like it?

- Yeah.



   

                   

Come here.



   

                   

- How are you, honey?

- Fine.



   

                   

- Itís short.

- I know.



   

                   

I spoke to Aitor's mother.

You can stay



   

                   

- the night.

- Really?



   

                   

- Yes.

- All right!



   

                   

You'd think we mistreated you.



   

                   

At Aitor's house we get



   

                   

frozen pizza for dinner.



   

                   

You're such a sweetie!



   

                   

They're waiting.

Get your things.



   

                   

- Got everything?

- Yes.



   

                   

See you tomorrow.



   

                   

- Bye, Daddy.

- Enjoy the pizza.



   

                   

You like it?



   

                   

Yes.



   

                   

- Itís different.

- You don't like it.



   

                   

I do.



   

                   

I love it.



   

                   

I have more news.



   

                   

Really?



   

                   

Well then?



   

                   

Wait.



   

                   

You look hot.



   

                   

Sizzling.



   

                   

What about dinner?



   

                   

Whatís this?



   

                   

What?



   

                   

What?



   

                   

You'll never change.



   

                   

You have to ruin everything.



   

                   

- Thatís not true.

- Yes, it is.



   

                   

Come on.



   

                   

I say we have to talk,



   

                   

and you ignore me.



   

                   

I say we need help,

and you ignore me.



   

                   

Now I want to be with you,

and you ignore me.



   

                   

Do you ignore everything?



   

                   

What do you mean, no?



   

                   

You always do whatever

you want.



   

                   

We moved here because

you wanted to.



   

                   

You know I don't like it here.



   

                   

But Elena, you found

the house.



   

                   

- You found the house.

- So what?



   

                   

You didn't have time to look!

Remember?



   

                   

Alberto.



   

                   

Why are you sleeping

with that woman?



   

                   

I'm not sleeping with anybody.



   

                   

You're not?

Of course you are.



   

                   

I saw the hotel bill.



   

                   

Did you think I wouldn't

find out?



   

                   

You think I'm stupid?



   

                   

Where were you during

your shift?



   

                   

Tell me.



   

                   

What were you doing?



   

                   

Look at me!



   

                   

Who is she?



   

                   

- Who is she?

- Someone.



   

                   

You don't know her.

We studied together.



   

                   

Elena, tell me the truth.

You've never



   

                   

thought of being with

someone else?



   

                   

No.



   

                   

Well, I have!



   

                   

You're the one I love.



   

                   

And I love you.



   

                   

Please. Listen to me.



   

                   

Itís nothing.

It doesn't mean anything.



   

                   

Absolutely nothing.



   

                   

Forgive me. I don't know

whatís wrong with me.



   

                   

I'm tired. I work too much.

You do, too.



   

                   

Forgive me.

It only happened once.



   

                   

I swear it will never

happen again.



   

                   

Alberto.



   

                   

I just don't know

where you are.



   

                   

Movistar, operator.



   

                   

I've been calling this cell

phone since yesterday,



   

                   

but itís always off or out of range.

Could you please try it?



   

                   

Whatís the number, please.



   

                   

Yeah, itís    ...



   

                   

...      .



   

                   

- One moment.

- Thank you.



   

                   

Everything's normal.



   

                   

Great, thanks. Could you

give me the owner's address?



   

                   

- Can I have his name, please?

- Alberto GarcŪa.



   

                   

- His address, please?

- No, I don't know his address.



   

                   

- I'm afraid I can't help you.

- Right.



   

                   

I understand.

Thank you.



   

                   

All right.



   

                   

Hello?



   

                   

Hi.



   

                   

Where are you?



   

                   

With you.



   

                   

You could have called to say

you weren't coming.



   

                   

Shut up and go out

on the terrace.



   

                   

Come on.



   

                   

What for?



   

                   

Just do it.

Go out on the terrace.



   

                   

But why?



   

                   

Over here, over here.



   

                   

What are you doing here?

Are you crazy?



   

                   

Wait, I'll be right up.



   

                   

I can only stay tonight,

Diego.



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

I have the nightshift tomorrow.

I have to go in.



   

                   

Isn't tomorrow Sunday?



   

                   

So? You never work Sundays?



   

                   

Yes.



   

                   

Aren't you glad I'm here?



   

                   

Very.



   

                   

I thought...



   

                   

Did you come by motorbike?



   

                   

Yeah. Itís near here.



   

                   

But don't you guys

fly everywhere?



   

                   

No.



   

                   

Itís much prettier

on a motorcycle.



   

                   

Tell me about it.

I earn a living



   

                   

operating on bikers like you

who crack their heads open.



   

                   

You know why I came?



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

Because this morning

I woke up



   

                   

and I couldn't stop

thinking about you.



   

                   

I love you, Diego.



   

                   

I will for a long time.



   

                   

Is that true?



   

                   

- Hi, Viviana!

- Whatís up?



   

                   

- How are you?

- Fine.



   

                   

- You look great.

- Thanks.



   

                   

- This is Quique.

- How's it going?



   

                   

- Hello.

- Where have you been?



   

                   

Alberto showed up.



   

                   

- Alberto, the famous Eva.

- Alberto.



   

                   

I was looking forward

to meeting you.



   

                   

Hey, you missed the

Carvajal conference.



   

                   

What can I say?

How was it?



   

                   

Excellent, as usual.



   

                   

Letís go out for dinner.

Where should we go?



   

                   

The dinner's here, Diego.



   

                   

Letís skip it.



   

                   

Dinner, too?



   

                   

Yes.



   

                   

You two go ahead.

I'll grab something in the bar.



   

                   

What are you saying?

There's plenty of room.



   

                   

Someone always misses it.



   

                   

Of course. We'll make room

for you to come with us.



   

                   

No, don't worry about me.



   

                   

I can meet some

friends nearby.



   

                   

What? But you came all this way.

We'll go to the port.



   

                   

Look, I'd better meet

my friends.



   

                   

We'll hook up later.

What do you want to drink?



   

                   

Here's the plan.



   

                   

Tonight we'll stay in, and

tomorrow you'll get up early.



   

                   

We'll have food delivered.



   

                   

- Itís decided.

- Listen, Diego.



   

                   

If I say I want to meet

my friends for dinner,



   

                   

then thatís what I want.



   

                   

Diego, I'm going to have

a drink. Take this,



   

                   

and call me when you figure

things out. Bye.



   

                   

Don't drive me crazy, please.



   

                   

- Are you really leaving?

- Yes.



   

                   

And be careful.



   

                   

Everyone's going to find out.



   

                   

Shit.



   

                   

Why did you tell her?



   

                   

What? About us?



   

                   

Yeah. Why?



   

                   

I didn't tell her a thing,

Alberto.



   

                   

No.



   

                   

You told her.



   

                   

This affects me, Diego.



   

                   

You come here, you miss dinner

and ignore your friends...



   

                   

Why did you come?



   

                   

Because itís my job,

Alberto.



   

                   

I see these doctors everyday and

I like them, but right now...



   

                   

I prefer to be with you.



   

                   

I love you.

Itís that simple.



   

                   

I'm sorry.



   

                   

Sorry.



   

                   

- Shall we go?

- Letís go.



   

                   

Letís go.



   

                   

- Hello.

- Hi.



   

                   

You know Diego. This is his

friend Alberto. He's a doctor.



   

                   

- Nice to meet you.

- How are you?



   

                   

- Javier, right?

- Thatís right.



   

                   

- You remember him?

- Sorry.



   

                   

- From Barcelona.

- Right.



   

                   

- You met in Barcelona.

- Of course.



   

                   

We're anesthesiologists.



   

                   

Don't tell me,

I don't want to hear it.



   

                   

I want to try a little

of that cake.



   

                   

- Here. Whatís that?

- Itís cheese.



   

                   

- How about a toast?

- A toast, a toast.



   

                   

- Hi.

- Hi.



   

                   

What are you doing here

all alone?



   

                   

- I'll buy you a drink.

- No, I have one.



   

                   

Bottoms up.



   

                   

There's something wrong, Eva.



   

                   

He's very strange.



   

                   

Did you see him looking

at me at dinner?



   

                   

I don't know if he wanted

to seduce me or kill me.



   

                   

No, I didn't notice.



   

                   

You didn't notice many things,

my love.



   

                   

The better things get with us,

the more he complicates things.



   

                   

Do you want some advice?



   

                   

I don't know, letís see.



   

                   

- Give it to me.

- Stay with me.



   

                   

Don't get nervous,



   

                   

but I'm the best man

you can get.



   

                   

Have you ever liked any

of my stories?



   

                   

No.



   

                   

I'm going inside to look for men.



   

                   

I'll be right there.



   

                   

Maybe I don't love you.



   

                   

How are things?



   

                   

Alberto, Alberto.



   

                   

One second.



   

                   

- Don't be long.

- Okay.



   

                   

- You're leaving with them?

- You want to come for a drink?



   

                   

Do you care what people think?



   

                   

I'm asking,



   

                   

because people don't care,

Alberto. They don't care at all.



   

                   

Who do you think you are?



   

                   

Yes. All right.



   

                   

I know people don't care.

But I'm not like that.



   

                   

- Like what?

- Like that, Christ!



   

                   

I'm not like that.



   

                   

Are you guys coming?



   

                   

- Yes, I'll be right there.

- Come on.



   

                   

Are you coming or not?



   

                   

No. Go ahead. Go.



   

                   

No? Fine.



   

                   

- Are you coming with us?

- No.



   

                   

- Come on.

- I'm tired.



   

                   

- Take care, all right?

- I will.



   

                   

Take care.

I'm coming.



   

                   

Why are you playing games?



   

                   

Please, Diego.

Let me sleep.



   

                   

I have to leave in   hours.



   

                   

Did you have fun last night?



   

                   

I don't know.



   

                   

I don't understand,



   

                   

but I'm sorry I upset you.



   

                   

Diego, can you let

me sleep?



   

                   

Is that so difficult

to understand?



   

                   

Why did you come?



   

                   

Why did you come?



   

                   

Okay. Leave it there.

Thanks.



   

                   

Good morning.



   

                   

- How are you?

- Fine.



   

                   

- And you?

- Fine.



   

                   

Have breakfast with me.



   

                   

- Don't you want to?

- No.



   

                   

Why do you look so horrible?



   

                   

I haven't slept all night.



   

                   

Did he come back?



   

                   

Yes.



   

                   

But we're finished.



   

                   

Itís over.



   

                   

Indefinitely?



   

                   

I came alone, I leave alone.

I haven't lost so much.



   

                   

How was last night?



   

                   

Good.



   

                   

You want to know if

I saw him?



   

                   

Yes, I saw him.



   

                   

And I don't like him

at all.



   

                   

DaÔs cell phone.



   

                   

How strange.

Thatís not like him.



   

                   

There are messages.



   

                   

Give me that, nosy!



   

                   

You have new messages.



   

                   

First message, sent at  :  ...



   

                   

- Mummy, whatís wrong?

- Nothing.



   

                   

Can I go play at

Aitor's house?



   

                   

Be back before lunch.



   

                   

Okay.



   

                   

Hello?



   

                   

Hello.



   

                   

How was it?



   

                   

Where have you been?



   

                   

What?



   

                   

You're not going to tell me.



   

                   

You forgot your cell phone.



   

                   

Here it is.



   

                   

You have a lot of messages.



   

                   

Some are mine.



   

                   

One's from your brother.



   

                   

And there are others...



   

                   

that made me sick.



   

                   

Elena...



   

                   

Elena.



   

                   

Let me explain, please.



   

                   

There's nothing to explain.



   

                   

It doesn't matter.



   

                   

I don't know whatís wrong

with me lately.



   

                   

I start crying without

knowing why.



   

                   

Itís just that...



   

                   

I feel this huge void.



   

                   

Please, don't leave me.



   

                   

I need both of you,

you and AdriŠn. Please.



   

                   

I need help. Please.



   

                   

What should I do?



   

                   

Tell me and I'll do it.



   

                   

I'll come back when

things get better.



   

                   

Alberto, I can't be a man.



   

                   

This is a serious fracture

of the tibia.



   

                   

Look.



   

                   

Is surgery free tomorrow?



   

                   

Yes, we had to cancel

the hip replacement.



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

Lack of blood.



   

                   

Well...



   

                   

Prepare this for tomorrow.



   

                   

Yes, doctor.



   

                   

All right.



   

                   

Take this away.



   

                   

- Thank you.

- See you later.



   

                   

- Alberto GarcŪa, please.

- One moment.



   

                   

Dad, itís for you.



   

                   

Say I'm not home.



   

                   

He's not home yet.



   

                   

- Tell him I'll call back.

- I'll tell him. Bye.



   

                   

Why don't you ever answer?



   

                   

Because I'm tired.



   

                   

It was that man again.



   

                   

It must be the doctor

who fixed my arm.



   

                   

I'll call him tomorrow.



   

                   

Shall we go buy that

tracksuit we saw?



   

                   

Okay!



   

                   

Tomorrow when you get out

of school.



   

                   

- Are you finished yet?

- Yes.



   

                   

Then go to bed.

I'll be right there.



   

                   

Here.



   

                   

Doctor.



   

                   

I'll finish up.



   

                   

Long scalpel, please.



   

                   

Why did you do that in front

of the team, Eva?



   

                   

- You want me to explain?

- Yes, please.



   

                   

Because you're obsessed.



   

                   

Why shouldn't I be if I call

his house and a child answers?



   

                   

His cell phone says

he's changed numbers.



   

                   

I just don't understand how

you can leave files undone,



   

                   

cancel consultations,

and abandon in surgery.



   

                   

No, Eva. I won't give you

that one. It was only



   

                   

- twice. I warned you both times.

- Twice?



   

                   

For you thatís unforgivable. You

can't play around with this job.



   

                   

Okay, but what happened when you

separated from your husband?



   

                   

What are you saying?



   

                   

I remind you that for a month



   

                   

I took care of everything

for you,



   

                   

sweetheart!



   

                   

Eva, wait.



   

                   

Itís obvious, you know.



   

                   

Whatís obvious, Eva?



   

                   

You'll see.



   

                   

- Everyone goes through it.

- I know. But it hurts.



   

                   

Sure it does. Death is the

only thing that doesn't.



   

                   

Yeah.



   

                   

How absurd. Come here.



   

                   

- I'll buy you lunch, silly!

- No, itís on me.



   

                   

No.



   

                   

Itís time.



   

                   

I'm going to stay

and finish this.



   

                   

Can I stay and give you a hand?

I don't mind.



   

                   

No, go ahead and close.

I'm almost finished.



   

                   

- You're not in a rush today?

- No.



   

                   

Itís such a drag to go home.



   

                   

If you want we can

get a beer.



   

                   

I'd better go.



   

                   

My mother will think

I've jumped off a bridge.



   

                   

- See you tomorrow.

- See you tomorrow.



   

                   

Then call and say

you'll be late.



   

                   

She won't throw you out for

having a beer with me.



   

                   

Elena, are you leaving?



   

                   

Yes. I want to take AdriŠn

to school.



   

                   

I've got a hangover.

How are you?



   

                   

Last night...



   

                   

Don't tell anyone, okay?



   

                   

I don't go telling people

my intimacies.



   

                   

- Can you talk for a second?

- No.



   

                   

Sorry. I'm late, really.



   

                   

You all know the great monsters

of the twentieth century.



   

                   

Godzilla, the Loch Ness Monster,



   

                   

the Wolfman, the Bogeyman,



   

                   

and the most terrible of all,

cellulite.



   

                   

It reminds me of my mother.



   

                   

My father never let her

paint her nails.



   

                   

And her hands were so pretty.



   

                   

- Sexism.

- What?



   

                   

Your grandfather was sexist

and old-fashioned.



   

                   

...And they asked why

he couldn't have baby food...



   

                   

Oh, God.



   

                   

It kills me to see you

put up with that bum.



   

                   

He doesn't deserve you.



   

                   

I never liked him.



   

                   

And the boy.



   

                   

Poor thing.



   

                   

Maybe he has a lover.



   

                   

You're crazy, mum.



   

                   

If you're sure he doesn't,



   

                   

you should see a lawyer.



   

                   

You've left the house and he

can take it all away from you.



   

                   

Luis GarcŪa Bravo is a friend.

He won't charge you.



   

                   

Alberto won't take AdriŠn.

Don't be ridiculous.



   

                   

Itís a bad phase.

It will pass.



   

                   

Oh, God...



   

                   

- Whatís wrong?

- Nothing.



   

                   

My knees hurt today.

Could you get that, please?



   

                   

My mother is home.



   

                   

Can I come in?



   

                   

Who is it?



   

                   

Itís Alberto.



   

                   

Elena.



   

                   

Hi, MarŪa Elena.

How are you?



   

                   

Hi, Alberto.



   

                   

Is everything all right?



   

                   

- Letís go.

- Yes. Nice to see you.



   

                   

- She's intolerable.

- So are you.



   

                   

Who would move into her house?



   

                   

I mean,



   

                   

if you want I'll leave.



   

                   

Yeah, you come here to live

with her.



   

                   

What fun you two will have.



   

                   

Elena.



   

                   

What?



   

                   

I want you to know I haven't

seen him since.



   

                   

You're the one I love.



   

                   

Itís not about that.



   

                   

Then whatís it about?



   

                   

I don't know.



   

                   

How's AdriŠn?



   

                   

Fine. He wants you

to come back.



   

                   

I can't.



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

Because I don't believe you.



   

                   

I don't believe a word

you say.



   

                   

Then I'll leave.



   

                   

For as long as it takes.



   

                   

Until you believe me.



   

                   

What did I do wrong that drove

you to the arms of a man?



   

                   

No, no. You?



   

                   

You did nothing wrong.



   

                   

Itís me.



   

                   

It was me.

It was a mistake.



   

                   

I've forgotten all about it.

Itís past.



   

                   

It doesn't matter.



   

                   

Then whatís wrong with you?



   

                   

Whatís wrong with me?



   

                   

I want to fall in love with someone

else but I only love you.



   

                   

Diego, aren't you home yet?



   

                   

Call me. I need some clinical

background for tomorrow's operation.



   

                   

Bye.



   

                   

Hey, we waited for you

until one and...



   

                   

hi, Diego. Itís Raquel.

You're impossible to reach.



   

                   

We're calling from the bookshop.

Your order's ready.



   

                   

If you want, we can deliver it

to your house.



   

                   

So we need to check

the extractor,



   

                   

- and both fuel filters...

- All right.



   

                   

Excuse me.



   

                   

- Yes? Who are you looking for?

- Alberto GarcŪa.



   

                   

Alberto GarcŪa?

In the office.



   

                   

There he is.



   

                   

- Thank you.

- See you later.



   

                   

...but I sent it yesterday

personally.



   

                   

Fine, but they called me at   :  



   

                   

saying...



   

                   

Wait... Excuse me.



   

                   

- Saying it hadn't arrived.

- I'll have Maite



   

                   

- send it again.

- Relax.



   

                   

Hi.



   

                   

What are you doing here?



   

                   

Why didn't you call first?



   

                   

- I did call you.

- Yeah?



   

                   

I left a message.

Didn't the boy tell you?



   

                   

Yeah, I'm just really busy.

Have a seat.



   

                   

- How are you?

- Fine.



   

                   

Diego, I want to talk to you.



   

                   

Me, too.



   

                   

I brought you this.



   

                   

- Here.

- Thanks.



   

                   

Open it! Itís not a bomb,

itís a book. Open it.



   

                   

Later. At home.



   

                   

You're not going to open it?



   

                   

I prefer to open it at home.



   

                   

Good-bye, Alberto.



   

                   

Diego.



   

                   

I just wanted to say,

despite everything,



   

                   

I miss you, Alberto.



   

                   

I just wanted you to know.



   

                   

Wait, wait.



   

                   

Can we talk sometime alone

at your house?



   

                   

- Anytime.

- Tomorrow?



   

                   

No, I can't tomorrow.



   

                   

I have the nightshift and

I'll be up late.



   

                   

Give me a day, Alberto.



   

                   

Wednesday at four.



   

                   

Wednesday at four.



   

                   

Yes.



   

                   

- Hi.

- Hi.



   

                   

Hi. How are you?



   

                   

- I can't shake your hand.

- Don't worry.



   

                   

Is everything okay?



   

                   

- Where's Elena?

- Downstairs. She'll be right up.



   

                   

You've made some changes, eh?



   

                   

When we bought the new printers.

Almost two years ago.



   

                   

- How are you, Ana?

- Alberto. What are you doing here?



   

                   

Hi. How are you?



   

                   

I bought you a gift.



   

                   

How pretty.



   

                   

It must have cost a lot.



   

                   

Guess where we're going

for dinner?



   

                   

We have a lot of work to do.



   

                   

Can't they do it?



   

                   

Ana.



   

                   

- What?

- Can you guys finish up?



   

                   

Sure. You two go ahead.



   

                   

- See you later.

- Bye.



   

                   

- See you later, Rafa.

- Letís stop by home on the way.



   

                   

So what do you think

of the transfer?



   

                   

They're expanding the airports.

I think for a child



   

                   

itís better to live

in a small city



   

                   

near the sea and with

nice weather.



   

                   

We'd be much happier.



   

                   

What about my job?



   

                   

I thought you could do it

via the internet.



   

                   

- Isn't it all by computer?

- Yes, via satellite like astronauts.



   

                   

Then it wouldn't be so bad.

I'm serious. What do you think?



   

                   

- Aren't those public jobs?

- I'll take the exams.



   

                   

Besides, my frienÔs brother

said he'd buy our house



   

                   

and with that money we could

buy something even bigger.



   

                   

Excuse me.



   

                   

No, itís for him.



   

                   

Thank you.



   

                   

- Bon appetit.

- Thank you.



   

                   

Well then?



   

                   

I don't know, Alberto.



   

                   

I don't think we're ready

for a decision like this.



   

                   

Why not?



   

                   

Because we were about

to break up



   

                   

and anything could happen.



   

                   

We know what will happen.

I know exactly what I want.



   

                   

I want to live somewhere else and

have another child with you.



   

                   

What are you saying?



   

                   

I don't want another child

right now.



   

                   

Why not?



   

                   

Because we have to wait.



   

                   

- Alberto.

- What?



   

                   

If you want this to work,



   

                   

we have to talk seriously.



   

                   

But things are different now.

We talk more,



   

                   

we're together a lot more,



   

                   

and I've changed, haven't I?



   

                   

You've stopped seeing him but

that doesn't fix everything.



   

                   

I don't know.



   

                   

I don't understand you.



   

                   

Itís very simple.



   

                   

If you want this to continue,

we have to start over.



   

                   

And talk about us.



   

                   

How long have you been

sleeping with men?



   

                   

You still won't tell me?



   

                   

Excuse me.



   

                   

Alberto, are you okay?



   

                   

Elena, help me.



   

                   

All right.



   

                   

We're going to do the

hip replacement in    days.



   

                   

We'll do the meniscus block

tomorrow, okay?



   

                   

Got that, Diego?



   

                   

Diego. Write it down.



   

                   

You make me feel like a

teacher giving homework.



   

                   

I'm leaving, my love.



   

                   

Really?



   

                   

See you tomorrow then!



   

                   

I've got plans.

I told you yesterday.



   

                   

Have you got a problem

with me?



   

                   

No.



   

                   

Well then?



   

                   

- Personal stuff. I'm sorry.

- Well, this



   

                   

personal stuff is costing you

a lot of money.



   

                   

First of all, I didn't choose

this job for the money.



   

                   

And secondly,

you're speaking nonsense.



   

                   

Then why do you work in a private

clinic that charges



   

                   

two million pesetas

for a hip operation?



   

                   

Maybe you're the one who has

a problem with me.



   

                   

No.



   

                   

No.



   

                   

I don't know.



   

                   

I can't stand to see

you get hurt.



   

                   

If you don't want

to see me get hurt,



   

                   

take a deep breath, relax,

and shut up.



   

                   

You're not helping anyone

like this.



   

                   

I'll get over this, Eva.



   

                   

Of course you will.



   

                   

But I might not still be here

for you when you do.



   

                   

Well, then...



   

                   

Forget me and find someone else.



   

                   

Shit!



   

                   

I'm finished. I'm leaving.



   

                   

There's a tray with coffee

and everything.



   

                   

Although it got cold.



   

                   

Call me if you need

anything.



   

                   

Fine. Thanks, Tomasa.



   

                   

See you Wednesday.



   

                   

- See you Wednesday, thanks.

- Bye.



   

                   

Wait. I'll go down with you.



   

                   

- Why didn't you come?

- I told you.



   

                   

- I'm busy. Itís my job.

- No.



   

                   

No.



   

                   

Diego, I love you.



   

                   

Why do you tell me these

things, Alberto?



   

                   

Don't you see

itís unnecessary?



   

                   

Listen...



   

                   

I haven't called you because

I wanted to work things out.



   

                   

Filthy thoughts



   

                   

are better kept at home.



   

                   

What filth?



   

                   

The shit we carry inside.



   

                   

You mean that I'm nothing

but shit to you?



   

                   

I don't know.

I don't know what I mean.



   

                   

Itís simple. Itís either right

or itís wrong.



   

                   

Do you like being with me?



   

                   

Wait a second.



   

                   

What are you so afraid of?



   

                   

Who cares?

We're together now.



   

                   

And I want to be with you.



   

                   

Alberto?

Alberto, where are you?



   

                   

Your voicemail always picks up.



   

                   

I've been waiting over

a half an hour.



   

                   

We have to buy AdriŠn's gifts,

remember?



   

                   

Fine. I'll just buy

whatever I see. Bye.



   

                   

Children, itís already  :  

and you have school tomorrow.



   

                   

Start saying good-bye.



   

                   

- Shall I walk you home?

- No, thatís all right.



   

                   

We can cross the street alone.



   

                   

- Did you have fun?

- Yes.



   

                   

- Bye.

- Bye, AdriŠn.



   

                   

- Happy birthday, AdriŠn.

- Bye.



   

                   

They've left.



   

                   

Mummy, whatís the matter?

Are you tired?



   

                   

No, honey.

I'm not tired.



   

                   

- I'm a little sad.

- Why?



   

                   

I don't think your father and I



   

                   

will be able to solve

our problems.



   

                   

Are you getting a divorce?



   

                   

- Shall I turn this off?

- No, I'm staying.



   

                   

- Okay. See you tomorrow, Rafa.

- See you tomorrow.



   

                   

- Take out the trash, Ana.

- Okay.



   

                   

- I didn't know you're smoking again.

- Neither did I.



   

                   

- Shall we go for a drink?

- I'll buy you dinner.



   

                   

Okay. When I finish this proof.



   

                   

I'll buy you dinner, then

we'll get a drink, whatever.



   

                   

- You're so strange.

- Me?



   

                   

Why haven't you ever

asked before?



   

                   

Because I don't like

mixing things up.



   

                   

Besides, I don't have

a husband anymore,



   

                   

and AdriŠn's with my mother.

I'm free as a bird.



   

                   

- I'm sorry about your separation.

- Don't be.



   

                   

I'm fine with it. We'd been

together since school.



   

                   

I've never been alone.



   

                   

I went from living with my parents

to a husband a child.



   

                   

I'm enjoying it.



   

                   

- Really?

- Yes.



   

                   

I love being alone.



   

                   

You have time for more things,



   

                   

and you don't have to check

with everyone all the time.



   

                   

I left AdriŠn with my mother.

Did I already say that?



   

                   

What can I say? You live in

that fantastic apartment.



   

                   

- Did I tell you I loved your place?

- No, you didn't.



   

                   

Well, I do.



   

                   

I'm thinking of selling mine

and moving into town.



   

                   

Something in your area.

If you know of anything...



   

                   

My place.



   

                   

What?



   

                   

My place is free and I think

itís for sale.



   

                   

- You're moving?

- Yes, I'm going to Valencia.



   

                   

When?



   

                   

As soon as I can,

when I find a tenant.



   

                   

I was going to tell you.

I want to start painting again.



   

                   

And you have to leave?



   

                   

Well, I met someone. Actually,

I already knew her from school.



   

                   

She lives there.



   

                   

And?



   

                   

I'm in love with her.



   

                   

Elena, whatís wrong?



   

                   

Nothing. I have to go.



   

                   

Tell me. Why the long face?



   

                   

My face isn't long.



   

                   

It isn't?



   

                   

When I said I was leaving

it upset you.



   

                   

No. Leave if you want,

but more lies.



   

                   

Before you wanted

to have dinner with me.



   

                   

- You've nowhere else to go...

- hey, hey!



   

                   

Thatís my business.



   

                   

Elena, I really liked you.



   

                   

But you led me to believe

I had no chance.



   

                   

What was I to do?



   

                   

I'm sorry.



   

                   

Hey.



   

                   

Excuse me.



   

                   

- Are you Diego?

- Yes.



   

                   

My name's Elena.



   

                   

I'm Alberto's wife.



   

                   

What?



   

                   

What else did she say?



   

                   

That you two had a son,

that you just broke up,



   

                   

that she's known about me for a

while, and she needed to meet me.



   

                   

And that you're lying.



   

                   

You're lying.



   

                   

All that will change.



   

                   

I'm already separated.



   

                   

Of course. But you think a woman

will want to live with a faggot?



   

                   

But you're even lucky in that.



   

                   

Once again we do the dirty work

for you.



   

                   

You don't have to leave her.

She left you.



   

                   

You knew the truth about me.



   

                   

No, I didn't.

You wouldn't let me.



   

                   

Wait a second.



   

                   

Aren't things good enough

exactly as they are?



   

                   

Isn't it enough?



   

                   

I live alone.

We see more of each other,



   

                   

as often as I can!

You have no right



   

                   

to demand more of me!



   

                   

I'm not demanding anything.



   

                   

I just want you to understand me.

The real me.



   

                   

You could do the same!



   

                   

Are you all right?



   

                   

I don't know.



   

                   

Whatís going to happen now?



   

                   

Itís hard for me...



   

                   

to lie.



   

                   

It was so easy before.



   

                   

It was as if

they weren't lies,



   

                   

as if built in another life.



   

                   

As if the pain I caused

weren't my own.



   

                   

But now I can't.



   

                   

You're better off, Alberto.



   

                   

No, Diego.



   

                   

Thatís what I'm saying.



   

                   

I've been lying since

I was a kid.



   

                   

You think I like



   

                   

being shut in that hangar

all day?



   

                   

I hate it.



   

                   

I hated university,



   

                   

I hated all my classmates.



   

                   

Above all because it was

my father's profession,



   

                   

and my grandfather's.



   

                   

I've spent my entire life

passing everyone's tests.



   

                   

Itís time to start

being yourself.



   

                   

If thatís not me...



   

                   

If I'm not that Alberto...



   

                   

Then who am I?



   

                   

You can't go on like this.



   

                   

I can't go on like what?



   

                   

Like you are now.



   

                   

I don't know.



   

                   

Should we forget it?



   

                   

I don't know.

Neither of us feel right...



   

                   

Letís start over, please.



   

                   

From zero.



   

                   

We can't, Diego.



   

                   

Don't you see



   

                   

that I wouldn't be able to

change even if I wanted to?



   

                   

Even if I try, I can't.



   

                   

I don't agree.



   

                   

Thatís how it is.



   

                   

It is?



   

                   

Then I'm leaving.

And I insist that



   

                   

we never see each other again!



   

                   

Never again, please.



   

                   

No, no, no.

Please.



   

                   

I'll leave.



   

                   

Please, no.



   

                   

Lord, give Alberto eternal rest,



   

                   

and let the eternal light

shine for him.



   

                   

May he rest in peace.



   

                   

May his soul and those of all



   

                   

victims of earth's misery

rest in peace.



   

                   

Amen.



   

                   

You may all go in peace.



   

                   

Thanks to the Lord.



   

                   

Elena.



   

                   

Elena, I'm sorry.



   

                   

Hi.



   

                   

Can I talk to you?



   

                   

This isn't a good time.



   

                   

Just one minute, please.



   

                   

Another day I might not be

able to go through with it.



   

                   

If you've come for his things,

go ahead. I don't want anything.



   

                   

I'm cleaning out my house.



   

                   

Why?



   

                   

Living there is horrible.



   

                   

Especially at night.



   

                   

Nights are terrible.



   

                   

They're terrible.



   

                   

I really wanted to see you,

Elena.



   

                   

And to talk to you.



   

                   

There's nothing to say.



   

                   

Itís all clear.



   

                   

I've seen many

of his notes,



   

                   

they were among the papers

on his desk.



   

                   

They spoke of you,



   

                   

of me, of AdriŠn...



   

                   

of what he wanted to be.



   

                   

He always wanted to be

something else.



   

                   

When I heard your voice

on the machine



   

                   

and I realized,

it was horrible.



   

                   

Later it wasn't such a big deal

that you were a man,



   

                   

it was that I saw clearly



   

                   

that our relationship



   

                   

was doomed.



   

                   

I didn't want to see it.



   

                   

As if by avoiding things I

could make them disappear.



   

                   

How are you?



   

                   

I'm going back to work.



   

                   

All thatís left are moments

of very happy days,



   

                   

and I need to stay busy

to forget them.



   

                   

Can we walk a bit?



   

                   

Yes.



   

                   

I have to pick up AdriŠn

from school.



   

                   

Want to come with me?











  

 
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