Au Revoir Taipei (2010) Movie Script

Hello Faye!
Are you good?
Paris are good?
I learn French for you!
I want to live with Paris in you.
But money I do not have.
Paris is world of love.
Without you Taipei is very sad.
Very very sad.
Work with my father and my mother.
Day after day, my life is same.
I always think of you.
Imagine us on the streets of Paris.
You are my happiness.
You are...
Anyway, I'm still practicing everyday.
Hope I have a chance to speak
to you soon. me back when you can.
Okay, that's all for now.
The moonlight shines...
On an open road...
A breeze is blowing...
I wait for him..., but he's not there.
But my heart doesn't know...
If he is coming.
It sounds ridiculous
But really...
I haven't felt like this in a long time.
This woman has brought love back
into my life.
Think about it.
All this other stuff: Protection...
Running numbers, loan-sharking...
It's all meaningless to me now.
Brother Bao.
I think you might be having...
Some kind of mid-life crisis.
You ever been to Hainan lsland?
What are you going to do there?
Enjoy life with her.
And grow old together.
Oh, my South China Sea Girl.
Don't be so brokenhearted!
Fuck off.
But Brother Bao...
Your real estate company
is making good money.
Yeah, it's doing well.
Everyone knows that.
And it's clean.
But this other score...
If we take care of that...
Then I'm set!
Brother Bao...
Are you sure about this?
When you get to my age...
You just want to be happy.
Fuck off.
I don't understand.
I don't understand.
Excuse me, sorry.
This isn't a library you know.
I'm just flipping through this.
But you're here every night.
Why don't you just buy it?
I don't know. I guess I'm just bored.
You must be really bored.
I'm not making fun ofyou.
It's just that I see you in here a lot.
Anyway, see you tomorrow.
Oh, okay.
Hello Faye.
How are you?
I haven't spoken to you in a while.
If you get a chance
Can you give me a call back?
You're always in my heart.
Good night, my little butterfly.
About those four units...
Right, four units,
each 300 square meters.
I had them appraised already.
I start showing them next week.
It's all taken care of.
Very good.
Uncle, I got a handle
on the real estate stuff.
But there are other things
I'm capable of.
Kai, take this to Brother Bao.
Are you asleep?
I'm fine.
If there's anything I can help with...
Brother Bao.
Kai, you're around a lot these days.
Oh yeah, just helping out.
It's temporary.
I see.
we could use a smart college boy.
It's okay, I've got plans already.
Well, if you need anything....
Just let me know.
Don't be shy.
Sure. Thanks, Brother Bao..
Enjoying that?
-Good luck. -Thanks.
-Come again. -Sure.
Ma'am, I'd like to buy a scratcher.
Sure, what kind?
One "Dream Come True".
One "Treasure Chest".
The fortune god wishes you luck.
He hasn't been much help lately.
No way.
Come play more often.
And he'll take good care of you.
Hey! Come back here!
Come back!
I'm going to get you!
Watch the hair!
You little thugs!
Running away!
Come back here!
Come back!
I don't understand.
What are you reading?
Just this.
It's got a pronunciation guide.
So... you're teaching yourself French?
Is itworking?
I'm not sure.
Maybe you should try something else.
Hello Faye.
Is something wrong?
Why haven't you called me?
I justwant to know that you're okay.
I miss you so much.
I love you so much.
Fuck off!
-Don't run! -Freeze!
Hey, don't run!
Fuck, what are you doing?
Hey, be careful!
Let's get the little prick!
Someone's coming.
How may I help you?
Fuck you.
Did it go smoothly?
I ran into some problems.
What? Cops?
I hid it. It's safe.
Hey, this is my retirement fund.
What is it, Hong?
Nothing. I just...
If there's nothing else I'm going home.
Wait for me outside.
Uncle, who was that?
Listen, Hong.
I'm getting ready to retire
And I've decided to leave
all this to you.
No problem, Uncle.
But this lottery store shit...
It's beneath you. Cut it out.
But Uncle, you know...
It was a real sweet score!
Everything here could be yours.
That's not enough?
It's just that...
I want to see a little action.
Okay, I understand.
Say no more.
So we're clear?
We're clear.
What are you looking at?
Hey, Kai.
Hey, Gao.
So was Peach there tonight?
Oh, we...
I'm working on it.
What's wrong?
You still hungry?
To your happiness!
Come with me now.
I'll take care of this bastard first.
How could you do this to me?
Dinner's almost ready.
What did you say?
I said dinner's ready.
But I'm heading out.
Hello? I'll be right down.
Wushing's downstairs.
Okay, I'm going then.
Theywere all wearing suits.
The color? Orange.
The were all quite handsome and polite.
One of them said they wanted to buy one.
And started scratching.
I was distracted.
And there was a...
Don't worry, Ma'am.
We'll take care of it.
Thank you.
Wait, I'm not done yet.
Next time we get a case like this,
just shoot me.
Are you hungry?
Let's grab something to eat.
Okay, sir.
Jack-knife one. Over.
Sir, do you think they'll really
come back?
You can count on it.
It's the big time for us.
All right.
I'm working. Call you back later.
Sir, was that your girlfriend?
-Your girlfriend? -Huh?
Your chick?
None of your business.
Itwas just one of them!
And I'm telling you, guys like us...
We get all the chicks.
Watch and learn.
Stay focused.
Whoever comes back, we'll grab them.
Hey, have you thought taking
some classes?
I think it might be faster.
I'm taking dance classes right now.
Have you ever heard of the Lindy Hop?
The what?
It's a type of swing dance.
Um...maybe I can just show you.
It goes something like this...
Something like that.
Hey, that have some
language classes there.
English, Japanese...
They should have French too.
I can get you a schedule.
That's okay.
Hey, so are you going to France
or something?
My girlfriend's over there.
So you're studying French
for your girlfriend?
That sounds romantic.
Doesn't she think so?
Faye? Hi.
How have you been?
So, is everything okay?
Me? I'm doing okay.
Nothing much.
What is it?
What's wrong with you?
We don't have the money for that.
I'll pay you guys back.
What are you thinking, kid?
I don't know...
I just need to get over there.
Forget about it! Just forget about it.
Maybe this is all for the best.
Think about it.
orwhy don't you go get a job?
We're not forcing you to work here.
I'll close up.
You guys can to upstairs.
Don't dwell on it too much.
How much do you need?
Just enough to get to Paris.
And maybe to stay out there for a while.
Not a problem.
It's just that...
We had already made these plans.
No need to explain.
That's the way love goes.
You'll figure it out.
Thanks, Brother Bao
How long have I been eating
at your restaurant?
I know you're good for it.
Ah...the one that got away...
It's nice to be in love, isn't it?
Do you think we'll get to use our guns
this time?
I can handle it, sir.
What is it?
Okay, I understand.
Don'tworry, I'll take care of it.
I said get out of here!
Kai, where are you going?
Oh,l have some stuff to do.
I can't work tonight.
I'll be back later.
Hey, what are you here?
I'm here to see Brother Bao.
Brother Bao?
He told me to come by.
Sure you don't need help with anything?
I'm okay. Thanks.
Uncle, he's here to see you.
Don't you have something to do?
Oh, I have an apartment to show.
I better get going.
Come, have a seat.
So are you all set?
Yeah, just about.
I have a little favor I need
to ask of you.
Oh, okay..
Sorry to trouble you.
I need you to take something with you.
Okay, okay.
Uh...Brother Bao, where is it?
Oh, I need you to pick it up for me.
Oh, okay. Sure.
Don't worry, it's all taken care of.
Someone will give it to you.
This package is very important to me.
So you better be careful.
Got it?
You must be very excited.
Oh, yeah.
But Brother Bao...
What is it?
It's just...I don't know...
Hey, is your flight all set, Kai?
Yeah, I leave tomorrow morning.
Do you need some extra cash?
No, I have enough.
Hello and welcome.
Hello and welcome.
Hey, Peach.
Do you...
Do you know ifwe have more
of these in stock?
I don't know. Go check in back
Oh, okay.
No problem.
Hello and welcome.
Hey, Gao.
So I'm just about set.
I just came over to say bye
Okay, let's go.
Go where?
To eat.
That's okay, really.
I have some stuff to take care of.
But you're leaving.
Hey, Peach.
We'll be back in an hour or so.
Is that okay?
I only have two hours.
See? No problem.
But I have to go pick something up first.
Look guys...
He has this score...
And he's cutting us out of it.
Aren't we brothers?
Instead he has us showing
shitty apartments all day.
Brother Bao is almost finished anyway.
There's nothing to worry about.
If anything happens,
the kid takes the blame.
We make a sweet score,
someone else takes the fall.
Don't you guys want to make a big score?
Here's your chance!
Mr. and Ms. Cheng...
Excuse us.
What do you think?
Actually, our last tenants
really loved this place.
But the husband got caught cheating.
Things got messy and...
We can install your newwasher
and dryer in a few days.
We'd like to think about it some more.
Very wise, very wise.
But I can assure you
for a place like this.
The price is quite reasonable.
Here's my card.
If you need anything,
don't hesitate to call.
Anyway, I'll be with Brother Bao.
That way he won't suspect anything.
Once you make the grab
Bring it your aunt's place.
I'll meet up with you guys there.
One more thing...
Sweet, eh?
Sir, do you want a piece?
I'm not hungry.
But sir, it's really good.
I said I'm not hungry.
Sir, are you sure?
Sir, look!
Wushing, move it!
Hey, Kai.
Brother Bao told me to come
pick up something...
If you don't give me what I need...
How can I give you what you need?
But l...
I'm just messing with you.
Don't be such a dipshit.
Be careful with this.
This is it?
What should we do, sir?
Follow them!
Hey, Gao.
Let's go.
Did you get it?
Yeah, no problem.
Let me see it.
You can't handle it.
Come on!
No way,
it's my gun, not your it?
-Please? -No.
Okay, let's eat
Where do you want to start?
You decide
So...what are you going to do
when you get to Paris?
Get Faye back.
Those dumplings are pretty good.
What is it?
Do you know her?
Sort of.
Hey, wait...
I haven't seen you around recently.
Yeah, I've been a little busy.
Oh yeah...
I was at dance class the other day.
And I checked it out for you.
I think they do have French classes...
It's okay. I'm going to Paris.
Really? When?
Um, tomorrow morning.
I probably won't get this tood
for a while.
So I better eat it while I can.
Do you want to get something to eat?
Oh, this is Gao.
This is...
I'm Susie.
She, um, works at the bookstore.
Can you guys get me some dumplings?
I'm going to go get a sausage roll.
So are you here alone?
Yeah, I'm just on myway to class.
Seems like you take a lot of classes.
I like to keep myself busy.
Please don't cut in line.
Excuse me. You're coming with us.
We'll be right back.
What do you want?
-Do you have it? -Hand it over.
I don't know what you're talking about.
Show him what we're packing
Don't run, Police!
Don't run!
Hey, where did you go?
Hurry, hurry!
Come on.
Stand still!
What's wrong with you?
Nothing, I was just thinking...
It was a little too crowded over there.
Are you running from someone?
What now?
Hey, isn't that his friend?
Are you hiding from those two guys?
No, I don't even knowwho they are.
Right. I'll see you later.
Wait a second.
Let's just hang out here for now.
What about Gao?
Just be cool, Stretch!
-Let's go. -Oh.
Excuse us. Coming through.
Excuse us.
What's going on?
Excuse us, sorry.
Where are we going?
Shut the fuck up and get in.
Who were those guys?
Was your friend just kidnapped?
What are you doing?
Calling the police.
Wait, you can't do that!
Why not?
I'm sure it's just a misunderstanding.
Seriously, don't do that.
What's this all about?
I don't know.
Fine. Go ahead and call.
Hello, please connect me to the police.
Hey, please don't do that.
Hold on, listen to me.
Maybe it have something to do with this.
Let me explain.
Okay. Explain.
-Back to the Palace? -Yeah.
What about him?
Oh, you can just drop me off here.
I'm hungry.
Aren't you guys hungry?
Yeah, but is there anything good
around here?
Howwould I know?
I know a pretty good
dumpling place nearby.
I don't know, okay?
I'm just trying to get to Paris
to see my girlfriend.
Well, where did the package come from?
I was picking it up for someone.
Brother Bao.
I'm borrowed some money
from him to get to Paris.
Brother Bao?
Yeah. I was desperate.
I don't know how he's involved
in all this.
Well what does he do?
Real estate.
Okay, I'll try calling him.
I don't buy it!
I'll get it.
Hello, may I speak to Brother Bao?
May I ask who's speaking?
This is Kai. It's kind of urgent.
Of course, how can I help you?
Oh, no. I just really need
to talk to him.
Do you knowwhen he'll be back?
I don't have that information
on me right now.
But...I really need to speak to him.
I'll tell you what...
go ahead and send me a brochure.
Okay, let's keep in touch.
Credit-card scam.
I think Brother Bao is busy.
I don't know.
Let's just open it.
-No -Let me see it.
What's in here?
I don't know.
Don't you think it's a little strange?
You have no idea what you're delivering.
What were you thinking?
What is it?
That guy.
-You recognize him? -No.
What is he yelling about?
I don't know
You two!
-What should we do? -Run!
Hey, wait for me!
You two, stop!
I'm a police officer!
Excuse me.
Kids, no running in the subway!
Sir, no running in the subway!
Hey, I think we ditched him.
Yeah, great.
Hey, where are you going?
(The Palace)
Get out!
I, Howard, promise l
will also love Mandy!
Thatwill never change!
I, Mandy...
Will be with Howard forever!
Auntie, we're going upstairs.
Fuck! These are pretty good.
How much longer do we have to wait?
A little while, just sit tight.
I'm sorry
I don't knowwhat's going on either.
How did you get yourself involved
in this?
I don't know, I was just trying to
get to Paris.
That's all.
You couldn't think of an easierway?
It seemed reasonable at the time.
I'm sure it did.
What now?
What about Gao?
This way!
Police! Stop running!
This way!
Oh shit.
What are you doing?
Dance orwe're going to get caught!
Come on! Dance!
You're doing itwrong.
-Does it matter? -Yes
Worry about yourself.
Like this.
Hey, where is he going?
I think we can go now.
Oh, okay.
Sir, I think you have the wrong person.
Uncle, I have an apartment to show.
Now? This late?
It was difficult to schedule.
This is the only time they
were available.
I better get going!
I don't want to be late.
Nice moves back there.
Pretty bad right?
There's room for improvement.
So what now?
I don't know.
Why you need to get
over there so badly?
Didn't you say that
she's waiting for you?
Yeah. I guess so.
she doesn't even know I'm coming.
You're kidding, right?
We talked about going to Paris together.
And then?
I guess she decided l
should just stay in Taipei.
I thought that if I could
get over there somehow.
At least I would have that.
I don'thave a whole lot going
for me here.
Flush! Red dragon,
three seasons, mixed suits!
Wiped you out!
Fuck! We're not playing for money!
I told you guys...I have mahjong skills.
What are you wearing?
Oh, I forgot to take it off.
What a crappy job.
Hello and welcome, please come again.
Good impression.
Shit yeah.
I just got drafted though.
You got a girlfriend?
Better hit that while you still can!
For real.
No. I don't have a girlfriend.
But I'm working on it.
Working on what?
Yeah what?
Who's the girl?
What's her name?
So cute.
How much longer do you have?
Not much longer.
Does she know you're leaving?
Fuck! When she hears that...
Her bra will fly right off!
Just tell her...
"Girl, I'm going off to the army..."
"l want you to know..."
"l won't stop thinking about you".
That's how it's done.
Definitely. You're in. No problem.
How do you think he ever gets laid?
Actually, I've never even been
in the army.
Playing mahjong?
Hey, Hong
I want to play, who's winning?
Who's this moron?
We grabbed him.
Where's the package?
We had kind of a setback.
But his friend has it.
Right, so we were thinking...
Who told you guys to think?
Ifwe grabbed him...
What is this? A picnic?
I said get the package.
But you bring back this moron!
I can't believe you guys are my crew.
Our bad, Hong.
Yeah, sorry Hong.
Sorry, Hong.
It's okay, it's okay.
We'll just have to adapt
to the circumstances.
We can still make this
a successful score.
Hey, Gao?
Hey Kai, it's me, Gao.
I know it's you! Are you okay?
It's Gao.
Hey, Gao.
Not bad.
Where are you?
You have thirty minutes
to get me the package.
Or there's going to be a dead body
at bottom of the rive
Dead body?
What do you want me to do?
You know the Yongfu Bridge?
On the other side of the river.
So...walk forward a little bit.
And then...
Walk forward a little bit more.
And then...on your right...
There's an empty lot on the right.
Just wait for us there.
Okay, I'll be right there.
I'm warning you! Come alone. No cops.
Orthere will be a dead body
in the river!
Okay, I understand.
Just hold on, I'll be there.
Tie him up now please.
Oh, okay.
Theywant to exchange the package
for Gao.
What are you going to do?
I guess I should get going.
I guess I should take care
of this myself.
You're really going alone?
I'm think it might be better
if there's two of us.
You sure you want to come?
You sure you're okay?
Thanks so much for listening.
I'm just glad I can be here for you.
So...I guess this is goodnight?
What is this?
Ji-Yong, what are you doing here?
Who is he?
Didn'tyou see the note I left?
I saw it. Butwho's he?
A friend.
Hi, I'm Raymond.
-A friend? -Hey.
That's right.
Oh yeah?
Hey, why don't you calm down?
I am calm!
Don't do that!
Raymond, are you okay?
I'm okay, no need to worry.
What did you push him for?
He started it.
I barely touched you.
We were just talking, that's it.
-Although... -Raymond!
Yuan finally realizes you're
not worth it
Is that true?
Yuan, tell him.
Stay out of it.
I'm sorry!
Yuan, wait...
I already told you.
I need time to think things over.
Hey, your phone's ringing.
I know.
At least I'm getting Gao back.
I've gotten so used to waiting.
I'll just be stuck here a little longer.
Being stuck here isn't so bad.
Where's the package?
Where's my friend?
Where's the package?
Where's Gao?
My friend.
Hand it over.
What are you doing?
What are you doing? Let her go!
Why did you hit me?
Leave him alone! Hand it over!
Just give us the package, okay?
Did you hear me?
Okay, just take it easy.
Why did you have to hit me?
Let's go!
Are you okay?
My nose is broken!
Let me see.
It's not broken.
But it will probably be swollen.
Gao's gone, the package is gone.
I'm finished.
Hey, where are you going?
Wait for me!
Susie, wait for me!
What are you doing?
There has to be one!
That's not a good idea.
Aren't you going a little fast?
Well done, we're all set.
Very good.
Sir, where have you been?
Where is he?
Get down.
Back to the Palace?
Fuck, that was lame.
Hey, uh...Kai.
How's everything going?
Brother Bao,
I've been trying to reach you!
What's wrong? Did you have the package?
Yeah, I did...but someone's after me!
They grabbed my friend too!
I don't know!
They were all wearing orange suits.
But you still have the package?
Yeah...I still have it.
-But they... -Okay, listen to me.
Just get yourself to the airport.
I'll take care of everything else.
But Brother Bao, you don't understand.
Things are a little messed up right now.
Don't worry, just do what I said.
-But Brother Bao... -Safe travels.
Brother Bao, wait...
Hey, watch the road!
Hello! You've reached Hong's cell phone.
I'm sorry that I'm unable
to take your call...
Hey, this is Brother Bao.
Have you seen my boys there tonight?
Let's go!
Let's go, let's go.
Excuse me, ma'am.
Did you just see someone run in here?
Quicky? Three hundred.
Oh, we're not, uh...
Eight hundred for the night.
Okay, thanks.
Does she know that you like her?
Why not?
Because I get so nervous around her.
So you must really like her.
So why don't you tell her that you
like her?
I've thought about it.
I think being in love is
a beautiful thing.
But you have to be brave.
And be prepared for rejection.
Like a man.
Hey, Hong.
Did you get it?
We got it.
We're leaving now, Hong.
Hold on, hold on.
Despite a few minor setbacks
And a little miscommunication
on my part.
We still managed to make a sweet score.
It was a good try, Hong.
You're still our Hong.
Where are you three morons going?
There's no point anymore.
Oh yeah, you can have this back.
Sorry, Hong.
Sorry, Hong.
What are you looking at?
Close call.
Hear anything?
It's probably not this one.
Hey, be careful.
Wait for me here.
Hey, noodle boy.
What is this?
Why did Brother Bao give this to you?
I don't know.
He doesn't know.
Someone told him to bring it to Paris.
Did that hurt?
I don't believe it.
There has to be something.
What are you doing?
Shut up.
Hey, what are you doing?
Come on.
Where is it?
French lessons? What the hell?
It makes no sense.
Brother Bao gave you his photo.
To take to Paris...
That's Brother Bao?
Please be quiet.
So tell me again what's really going on?
I don't know. Really.
What's wrong with you kids?
You don't listen to anything I say.
Shouldn't you be on yourway
to the airport?
You can go to Paris now.
It's cause...
Nicely done!
Uncle, I was just...
You wanted a big score, huh?
You think I'd hand over
anything important
To this dipshit?
I already took care of the real package.
Police! Freeze!
Put the gun down!
It's fake.
-Put it down! -Put it down!
It's fake.
Put it down.
Sir, are you okay?
Go after them!
What about us?
Can you get your hands free?
It's not tied too tightly.
Can you try?
Gao, come help!
Did you get it?
Are you okay?
I'm okay.
You guys?
You take care of everything?
I'm supposed to be retiring.
No more of this shit.
I'm telling you, I didn't do anything.
Where are you taking me now?
Back to the station?
You know, I would make a good cop.
What do you think?
Are we going in the cop car?
I want to ride shotgun.
Hey, take it easy.
Aren't you coming?
Sir, everyone's gone.
No sign of the kids either.
All I found was this.
Come on, get in. Let's go.
What should we do now?
Go back to the real estate office?
Sir, are you okay?
I'm fine.
Get in the car. Let's go.
You have time to get to the airport?
Oh, I think so.
Hey, are you guys hungry?
A little.
You want to get something to eat, Gao?
Oh, no I'm stuffed.
I should head back,
Peach is waiting for me.
Hey, tell me where you get sent.
Take care.
Okay, I'm going now.
Bye bye.
I didn't know it was so late already.
It's okay.
I should go home anyway
But I thought you were hungry.
But it's getting kind of late. should get going too.
Hey, I knowwhere we can go.
Hello and welcome.
I thought you said only a few hours?
I'm sorry.
What took you so long?
I ran into a few problems.
Well, you're covering my next
two shifts.
There's more stuff that needs
to be stocked.
See you tomorrow.
Bye bye, Gao.
Bye bye.
What is this place?
Give me a minute.
Sorry, we're out of dumplings.
It's okay.
You sure you have time?
I think so.
I just have to grab my stuff upstairs.
How is it?
Not bad.
What are you smiling about?
I was thinking about you bugging me
at the bookstore.
Yeah right.
You were just someone to talk to.
Wait a second.
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