Berlin, I Love You (2019) Movie Script

[winding music box]
[music box playing]
[singer] Berlin
You're my heart
and my eternal sin
Deep in my soul
I will always love you
The way you dance
Is the way we begin
I learned to say
My hopes will come true
I will always
Love you
[speaks German]
[cheers and applause]
[upbeat music playing]
[Sara] So this is Berlin,
a pounding heartbeat
of a divided muscle.
Grown out of fear
of complete destruction.
[Ronald] Mr. Gorbachev,
tear down this wall.
Crushed and reduced to ashes
and it rose from its ashes
like a phoenix.
Like a golden angel.
People come
to Berlin to dream...
to dance...
and to fall in love.
And some of them...
to fly away.
I came here to sing.
I listened very carefully
Then a voice told me
I am free
The universe loves me
Ooh, ooh
Jesus fucking Christ,
will you stop it?
[Sara] Look, relax.
This is a big beautiful spot,
there's enough space
for both us, okay?
[Damien] Beautiful?
You must be kidding.
Why don't we join forces?
I do the singing
and you do the...
whatever it is you're doing.
Yeah? We earn more money.
We're all the same inside
We seek for love outside
[dramatic music playing]
I came to Berlin to die.
Natalie and I had planned
on Berlin for our honeymoon
until she realized
she was in love
with my brother, Rick.
[indistinct shouting]
[Jared] So I came to Berlin
by myself.
Well, it seemed like
the literary place
to drink myself to death.
[woman making comic sounds
to herself]
I avoided everything.
At all cost.
Berlin was living,
But I was a ghost.
Untouched by all.
The price is, uh...
well, it's insane.
How do you want me to pay?
Vanessa makes the decision.
Well, talk to your wife
and let me know.
Help me understand
these Germans.
[Rose shouting]
Oh, come on.
It's 3:00 in the morning.
[Rose] Sorry.
[phone ringing]
Who is this?
Vanessa made her decision.
[Jared] Listen, tell your wife
thank you for choosing me.
I don't have a wife.
Who's Vanessa?
[Vanessa] Good afternoon,
Mr. Lander.
I am Vanessa.
Oh, well, I'm Jared.
[Vanessa] Where are we going
today, Jared?
[car horn honking]
You should move.
[dramatic music playing]
[breathes deeply]
[phone ringing]
Oh, God.
[doorbell ringing]
Natalie. Thank God.
Listen I've been
going out of my mind.
Listen, just two seconds,
all right?
You blew it.
You totally blew it.
Thanks for nothing.
[Jared] Well,
I didn't do anything.
[Rose] You complained
to Frau Gruber about me.
And you know that Frau Gruber
is best friends with Herr Zimmer
who will of course report this
to Fraulein Platz.
One more complaint
and I get das boot.
[Jared] No, no, no, no.
Look, I can't deal
with this right now.
You're gonna have to leave.
[Rose] I'm keeping
an eye on you. What's your name?
Uh, Jared.
I'm Rose. How do you do?
Oh, that is here.
The new fragrance for men
by Gio.
Natalie, look, I'm so sorry.
- [Natalie] Jared.
- Look, this whole time apart...
- [Natalie] Jared.
- Everything is so much clearer
- now, don't you think?
- [Natalie] Jared, stop. Listen.
Your brother and I
are getting married.
Take me to the nearest bridge.
[car engine revving]
[car horn honking]
- What? What the...
- [car horns honking]
[Vanessa] I am loaded
with several safety features.
Why did you stop the car?
Vanessa, why did you stop
the car?
She's not worth it,
the girl that brought you
to this.
Excuse me for saying this,
but she's a bitch.
I am a Berliner, Jared.
We are not known
for soft language.
She's a bitch.
You will forget her in time.
Wait. Wait.
Is this in your program?
[Vanessa] Those of us who
do not have the gift of life,
truly envy the value of it.
No, no, no, no, no.
No, no, no.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
You shouldn't be saying that.
No, no, no, no.
Saying anything
but programmed responses.
No, no, no.
No, no.
Stop following me.
Stop it.
[Vanessa] You aren't thinking
of killing yourself anymore.
When faced with the mysteries
of the universe,
life once again
seems appealing.
What do you want?
[Vanessa] I want to show you
my Berlin.
[singer] Where we go
Don't look back
Don't look back
When we go
An empty hand
Once held your love
Once held you love
This empty hand
Oh, oh
When we were young
Oh, children in the moment
The passing of a day
Seem like a year or two
Taxes and gasoline
Are the debts to be carried
Now the years gone by
Like days of the debts
to be paid
Oh, yeah
[Jared] You know, these have
been the most joyous moments
of my life.
[Vanessa] You can apply that
to your next interpersonal
You're perfect.
I want you to know that...
well, you've restored
my faith in love.
[Vanessa] Then I have done
all that I set out to do.
That is all.
[Jared sighs]
[thunder rumbling]
[rain splattering]
Shit! The windows.
No, no, no.
No, no, no.
[Vanessa] I am Vanessa.
What is your name?
Oh, thank God.
You're still there.
Vanessa, I'm so sorry.
[Vanessa] Destination, please?
Destination, please?
- Vanessa?
- [Vanessa] Searching.
No, it's me. It's Jared.
- Can you... can you hear me?
- [Vanessa] Searching.
- Vanessa, can you hear me?
- [Vanessa] Searching.
[Jared talking indistinctly]
Listen, please, please,
please call me back.
It's about Vanessa.
She's not talking to me.
[knocks on door]
[Rose] Oh,
you really did it this time.
They kicked me out!
[Jared] Why?
[Rose] They said
I make too much noise
with the furniture
and I do funny voices.
Well, you do make funny voices.
[Rose] I move furniture
around late at night
because I've nothing else to do.
I don't know anyone
here in this city.
I'm just a voice-over actor,
trying to get some work.
I'm just practicing
cartoon characters.
Oh, Stanley,
here's another fine mess
you get me into.
[dramatic music playing]
[singer] Where we go
Don't look back
Don't look back
When you go
An empty hand
[Jared] The car is yours, sir.
Major congrats.
She chose you.
[Jared] I came to Berlin
to drink myself to death
but... I fell in love
with Rose.
- What's up?
- [Jared] Come down.
[Jared] Because I wanna
show you my Berlin!
- [Jared] Adorable...
- Coming.
...avoid-at-all-costs Rose.
[Michail] Go away.
I'll pay for it,
you know.
[Michail] How? With a prayer?
Where did you put
your vodka, comrade?
[Michail] Vodka is out.
Then give me whiskey.
[Michail] Out too.
[Damiel] Come on, Michail.
Stop playing games with me here.
Sorry. Can't do it.
Didn't you say I reminded you
of your older brother?
Is this how you treat a brother?
No wonder he died.
He didn't die.
We saved his life.
Me and the whole family.
No money anymore for drinks.
He was crying like little baby,
trying to carve himself
with his knife.
Now, he's working
for Google.
Michail, I really had
a bad day, okay?
You sound exactly like him.
[Sara] I'll pay for it.
Are you sure?
He's not an angel.
It's just costume.
You heard her. The lady pays.
Good-karma girl, huh?
[Michail] It's 11.99.
You're making me feel
really bad here.
Actually, worse than our
Russian dissident just did.
[Sara] Hey, I'm just inviting
an angel for a drink.
You're right, Michail,
the last thing to go
is really a man's pride.
[Jane] His mom's gonna
be back in a few days.
She might not be. His brother
is still in the hospital.
Yeah. But, moving him now,
it's gonna devastate him.
This is another new place
with more new people.
I think he's never
going to see them again.
Look, it's not ideal.
I'm not arguing that.
But they're not gonna
let him stay here.
[dramatic music playing]
[Margaret] Excuse me?
[man] Yeah?
[Margaret] Um, chicken.
Chicken? Yes.
[Liv speaking German]
Liv, um, Nisar Raslan,
is there any way we can make
an exception for him?
- Who?
- The, uh, little boy
who's younger brother
is in the hospital.
- Oh, yeah.
- [Jane] Yeah.
Could we possibly let him
stay here one more night?
[Liv] I wish we could
but absolutely not.
We can call the Jugendamt
ask not to try and place him
until we know when the mother
will be returning.
But he can't stay here
[dramatic music playing]
[Jane speaks Arabic]
[Jane speaks Arabic]
[car horn honks]
[dramatic music playing]
[siren wailing]
- [Margaret] Oh, hello, darling.
- [Jane] Hello.
[Margaret] I can't believe
you don't have olive oil here.
I mean, how can you cook
without olive oil,
the base of all...
what's this?
[Jane] This is Nisar.
[Jane speaks Arabic]
[Jane] Do you wanna sit down?
[Jane speaks Arabic]
Oh, do you want
something to drink?
Like, uh...
I only got water.
Water? No?
So, is he from the shelter?
I know what I think
you might like.
Well... is he?
No. I picked him up
in an alleyway.
Here, look.
[Jane speaks Arabic]
Could you just stop
with the Arabic
long enough to tell me
what's going on?
Well, he only
understands Arabic.
It's the only thing he has
in his life he hasn't lost.
And is he staying here?
[sighs] Should we go
outside for a second?
Two seconds, okay?
Look, he's just here
for the night.
His little brother is in
the hospital with pneumonia.
And his mom is staying with him.
I can't leave him in the shelter
alone. It's not allowed.
Well, what about his father?
Well, his father
didn't come with them.
And they were going to
give him to child services.
If he goes to child services,
I don't know how long
it will be before I can
get him back to his mom.
So, he's staying the night here?
Yes. It's just one night.
That's what it is.
Oh, when you're in the
hospital with pneumonia
you were there for two weeks,
remember? What then?
[Jane] We didn't catch it
in time.
He isn't going to live
that long.
Oh, God.
Oh, God. Jane, what are you
putting yourself
into the middle of?
[man] Oh, boy. Oh, boy.
[cartoon sounds]
[Margaret] I mean, are you even
allowed to bring him here?
You... maybe you could lose
your job for this.
Mom, can you please
remember that he's watching?
Well, I thought you said
he only understands Arabic?
[Jane] No.
He can understand tone.
He can understand everything.
[Margaret] Jane, just think
what you're taking on here.
All right. All right.
I'm done. I'm done.
It'd be nice
to have another guest.
Look. I cooked for you.
Lemon roast chicken.
You're favorite.
You cooked?
Why did you cook?
I didn't ask you to cook.
I didn't ask you to buy that.
I didn't ask you
to buy all this.
I like my apartment
with nothing in it.
It smells great. It's...
Oh, shit.
- [Margaret] What?
- Oh, shit.
No, no, no.
I've just been really stupid.
- I am...
- What darling?
[Jane] No. I...
I had plans for tonight.
I'm meant to cancel.
I forgot to cancel it.
No. No. Don't cancel.
No. You go.
- I can look after the boy.
- Don't be silly.
I can't just leave him
here with you.
- [Margaret] Why not?
- What do you mean why not?
He doesn't know you.
He wouldn't be comfortable.
I can look after a little boy.
You go out. You go out.
Have some fun.
Why? What was so important
about me going out?
Oh, well, I don't know.
The thought of you
maybe having some fun.
I mean, the way you spend
your life here...
Well, how?
How do I spend my life here?
Surrounded by so much
You've come all the way
here to Berlin,
to this little apartment.
You work all hours
of the day and night.
You never eat.
You never sleep.
You deal with things
that are out of your control.
So, yes, actually,
the thought of you going out,
having some fun,
maybe meeting someone
is bloody marvelous.
Okay. That's it.
Meeting someone.
So, it's... what?
I might get married,
move back to London,
have a couple of grand kids,
give you much brighter
Facebook posts?
As a matter of fact, yes.
Oh, Jane, I just
want you to grow up.
I know what you're doing here
is very noble,
very well-meaning,
but you're running away.
It's an escape.
It is not an escape.
This is reality.
This is Berlin.
This is what life is right now.
And I know that the whole
of the rest of the world
want to pretend that it isn't,
but it is.
No one's pretending.
God, Jane, life is so short.
I mean, it's gone in a flash.
Don't throw everything
away for this.
Okay. Uh...
you know what?
I am gonna go out.
Um, Nizar, I'm gonna
go out for an hour, okay?
I'm gonna...
I'm gonna go out.
And you've got to stay here
with my mom. Is that okay?
And then you can eat
something here.
And you can watch cartoons.
And then, um...
and then I'm gonna be back,
okay? Okay.
But just one hour.
Um, if he... if he freaks out,
- or if he needs me...
- I'll call.
Fine. Okay.
[indistinct TV chatter]
[door slams]
[indistinct TV chatter]
Your brother?
[dramatic music playing]
[keys jingling]
[dramatic music playing]
Can I come in?
[Jane] Uh-hmm. Yeah.
So, did you have a good time?
Yeah, it was fine.
I just want you to be happy.
[Jane] Oh, mum, please, not now.
[Margaret] Yes. Yes.
Now, that boy in there...
No, look, look.
Could you go for anything?
But please,
don't go for him? Okay?
That's what his mother
wants for him.
You see, it's all there.
And how she raised him.
You know, in all of my life,
including before you,
I have never felt more certain
of why I was.
I'm very proud of you.
[dramatic music playing]
Wait a second.
Could you hold this for me?
[Damiel] Thanks.
Wouldn't this be the moment now
to tell me your name?
I'm Sara.
I'm Damiel.
Where are you from, Sara?
I'm from Israel.
And you?
Ich bin ein Berliner.
At least until tomorrow.
I don't understand.
I've had enough.
I'm fed up.
It's a pretty long story.
Well, you know what?
I have time.
Do you have a place to stay?
Do you have a place to stay?
[upbeat music playing]
[Sara] What does this say?
[speaks German]
Which means?
This house used to be
in a different country.
[upbeat music playing]
Are we in East Berlin
or West Berlin right now?
[Damiel] Definitely West.
Hey, can you show me
the Berlin Wall?
You're right on top of it.
No way.
Can you feel it?
No. [screaming]
[Sara] Yeah, I can feel it now.
[dramatic music playing]
[Heather] Hello.
[speaks German]
Thank you.
So, what's shakin', baby?
Are you serious?
You're gonna hit me
with that line?
[chuckles] Why not?
I like your style.
You must be some
sort of professional.
[Heather] Nope,
just an American.
Do you mind?
Do I have a say in that?
- [chuckles]
- What?
Baby, you just set
your movement back 50 years.
What movement?
I don't have a movement.
I don't have time.
I work for a living.
And by the way,
a lot of women wear suits,
you know, old man.
- [James] I am not that old.
- [Heather] Uh-hmm.
And you're a very funny lady.
[Heather] Jesus,
don't call me that. Lady.
Otherwise, we're gonna have
real problems between us.
If I don't, does that mean
we're gonna get along
- and be friends?
- Look at this, first base,
and you didn't even
buy me a drink.
Okay. Where I come from,
first base is a kiss.
Holy shit. I didn't expect that.
No promises.
Why me?
Don't sell yourself short.
You're not too bad yourself.
- [laughs]
- [Heather] So...
let's talk about you.
- What?
- [Heather] Let's talk about you.
Oh, rock and roll.
Anything you want, baby.
So, what's your name?
That's me, not you.
You're a real piece of work.
I can make up anything,
what does it matter?
Nothing matters.
Fine. I'll pick one.
How about...
Call me Heather.
No, not that one.
Why not?
I once had a little girl
a long time ago.
Her name was Heather.
And I never got to know her.
And I have a father.
What a coincidence.
Just out of curiosity,
what would you say
your odds are right about now?
[Heather] Look at you,
you sneaky bastard.
You really think so?
- Fifty-fifty?
- [James] Listen,
everything always
comes down to fifty-fifty.
You know, it's either gonna
happen or it's not gonna happen.
- Right?
- [Heather] Hmm.
I mean, either
I'm gonna get lucky and...
take you back to my hotel room
- and...
- Uh-hmm.
Love you till your eyeballs roll
in the back of your head or...
I'm gonna go home
and play with myself.
- Hmm.
- [James] I ain't got
the answers,
I ain't got no crystal ball.
Something is either
gonna happen or it's not.
Yeah, I guess so.
I like that.
So, who or what
didn't work out for you
that you're here right now?
You wanna listen?
Sure. My flight's
not till tomorrow.
I really like you, Heather.
You know, any woman
who's ever cared about me
or love me, I...
I hurt and caused them
a lot of pain.
And I don't ever
wanna do that again.
You sound like a man who has
a problem with forgiveness.
Yeah. Big time.
You should start
by forgiving yourself.
Yeah. That's what
my priest tells me.
I mean, what I regret most is,
uh, you know,
I had the kid a long time ago,
and I never got to know her.
[Heather] What do you mean,
had a kid? How?
[James] Well,
I get hooked up with this girl.
We were young, we had a baby.
And she split with the kid.
What would you say to her?
[indistinct song]
What would you say
to your little girl?
Say, she walked into here
right now,
into this dipshit
hotel bar?
And sat down here
and looked at you, and said...
"Daddy, I forgive you,
if you give me
one good reason to."
What would you say?
What would you say?
You know what I did for years?
I used to pretend that...
I'll be on a street corner
and I would just be...
watching people walk by
and I used to pretend that...
I'd see somebody,
some guy who would be holding
hands with a little girl,
they'd walk up to me
and the little girl would be...
my little girl.
And she'd say...
"Hi, daddy."
[indistinct song]
And I'd pick her up
and I'll hold her, and just say,
"I didn't know where you were.
I didn't know how to find you.
And I love you so much.
And, and I missed you
my whole life, and...
I can't believe
you're here right now."
And I would hear her voice say,
"Daddy, am I still the prettiest
little girl in the world?"
And I'd say, "Yeah,
you are the prettiest
little girl in the world.
And I missed you so much."
"Daddy... I missed you so much."
I'm done talking about this.
So, where...
where shall we continue?
This, where shall we go next?
[singer] One night in...
I'm in room 423.
I'll meet you up there then.
And heavens don't...
[indistinct song]
Sweet instant of memory
[knocks on door]
One celestial rhapsody
Hey. Please, come in.
[dramatic music playing]
What's wrong?
Are you okay?
I don't know
if I wanna do this anymore.
Oh, okay, well...
that's okay, we can just...
You know, you don't have
to do anything.
You know what,
I came into the bar
to fuck you.
You don't have to fuck me.
- I just, I...
- Do you want me to leave?
No, I don't want you to leave.
We could just...
- hang
- Okay.
- Right?
- Okay.
[dramatic music playing]
[Damiel snoring]
[singer humming]
[dramatic music playing]
[Damiel] Do you have dreams?
Things you wanna do
in your life?
Yes, like everyone.
What are those dreams?
I wanna travel the world.
Like everyone.
I wanna sing at Mauerpark.
My father told me about it.
He said it's the place to be
when you're a musician.
Is it, yeah?
And apart from that?
there's a house
that I wanna find,
used to belong
to someone special.
Where is it? The house.
[Sara speaks German]
Well, maybe you can sleep
there tonight
at your friend's place.
I thought that maybe
I could sleep here again?
Well, anyway, thanks for the...
I had a great time.
Me too.
[dramatic music playing]
[indistinct chatter]
[phone beeps]
[violin playing]
Oh, excuse me.
Excuse me.
- Do you guys speak English?
- Yes.
Okay. Can you please tell me
- [speaks German]
- [speaks German]
- Okay. Thank you.
- This is ridiculous.
I'm so sorry.
[upbeat music playing]
[drums playing]
[cheers and applause]
[drums playing]
[dramatic music playing]
[singer singing in German]
[upbeat music playing]
[singer singing in German]
[romantic music playing]
[singer] What do I miss?
I can't explain
And I'd like this
Walk we remain
There is no answer
for a lonely dancer like me
Take me by the hand
Lead me to the land
There must be a place
Of likened grace
And it maybe at the end
of the day
You look at me
and here me say
You are the answer
for a lonely dancer like me
[orchestra playing]
[dramatic music playing]
- [exhales]
- There you go.
Is this typical Berlin?
Nothing's typical Berlin.
[birds chirping]
[phone camera clicking]
[Damiel] You smell that?
[Damiel] Cabbage, burnt coal,
sting of soap.
In a few years, all of these
will be gone.
[phone camera clicks]
My grandmother
used to live here.
What's her name?
Esther Zinger.
[birds chirping]
[Damiel] Rudi, David,
Shula, Selma.
She survived.
She's 95 years old now.
And she wanted me
to take pictures.
[phone camera clicks]
How in the world
can you come here to the city
with all these bad memories?
I don't have these bad memories.
Listen, um...
I got my last gig
before I leave town tonight,
you wanna come?
Leave me alone,
you fucking Arschloch.
Uh, that's okay.
I'll make you a coffee.
[dramatic music playing]
What's up with him?
[woman] He's been here
for two days now.
[man snoring]
One more day, and I'll bury him.
And we'll see what happens.
[man snoring]
What's your plan now?
I don't know.
I'm tired of his, uh...
just always arguing,
and, uh... yelling.
Uh, I don't know
what I'm gonna do.
[doorbell chimes]
[woman] You cannot put
that beautiful dress
into the machine.
[woman] It's dirty.
[woman] Hmm?
Hey, come on.
You'll ruin it.
I don't care.
Looks clean to me.
[woman] It's not dirty.
Well, it just needs a repair.
You cannot be naked.
I came here...
to do my first photo shoot.
I thought that this would be
my big break.
There was no one else,
except for the photographer.
I'm so stupid.
It's not your fault.
He told me to take my dress off.
[woman] And then?
I ran out, knocked the camera
out of the way.
I hope it was his favorite.
[doorbell chimes]
[woman] Always this busy
on a Saturday night?
This is Berlin.
I wouldn't bat an eye
if the Pope came in.
You have to do your laundry
to be here.
[speaks German]
Excuse me,
but I have to ask.
- You look very...
- I'm here for the party.
- Are you having a party?
- No.
My friend, Andres from Caracas
gave me this address,
and said...
this was a place to be tonight.
I think your friend Andres
from Caracas
is having some fun with you.
Oh, no. Andres never
gets it wrong.
So, did he hurt you?
No, he...
He just...
kept telling me
that he will help me out.
I always wondered
what I would do
in this situation.
Everything just...
slows down.
He started arguing,
and I knew
I just had to get out.
Who would you expect?
Men chase women.
It's part of the game.
You know, the men think
that they can do what they want
because of women like you.
[woman] You don't believe
it's the truth?
No, I didn't understand
this movement.
I supposed I believe
in sisterhood.
As long as we
don't punish the man
who isn't guilty.
- [doorbell chimes]
- Am I clear? Yeah.
No, that, that...
yeah, that bitch whore
at my premiere.
I'm gonna make sure
she never works again.
Welcome to my laundromat.
Welcome to my laundromat.
Uh, can you take care of this?
- Do I know you from somewhere?
- No.
Oh, he's that...
casting couch director.
[woman] Yeah. Antonio,
No, Artemis. Artemis.
- Arte...
- [woman] Sorach.
- Artemis, Sorach.
- [woman] This is him.
And, and I was accused,
nothing was proven.
There were a few women, right?
[woman] Yeah, there were about
20 who had all the same stories.
Excuse me, why, why, why is this
any of your business?
Huh, why?
It is my business because
my boyfriend
beat the shit out of me,
and I'm sick of men like you.
- What did you do?
- What?
What, what did you do to, to
provoke him?
- [woman] What did she do?
- I'm saying.
[woman] What did she do?
There's nothing a woman can do
that would excuse a man
hitting her?
Oh, no. I agree, I agree.
Look, I'm a feminist.
I love women.
My mother was a woman.
I've done a lot for women.
All my assistants are women.
Now, they... they use me,
they come to me
because, because I have money,
and I have power,
and they wanna use me
to get ahead.
I'm the victim here.
- See? Look.
- Bullshit.
I... I don't make the rules.
You just enjoy them.
[woman] Listen,
I love men who...
open doors and bring me flowers
that smell like wilderness.
But you...
are pathetic.
You're a dinosaur,
and you're about to be extinct.
Ooh, you're all so scary.
Oh, so empowered.
Some kind of lesbian Laundromat,
where you all
hang out the men to dry.
I am calling a cab. [grunts]
Thank you. Out.
[upbeat music playing]
[woman] Andres,
I knew you wouldn't let me down.
Your friend from Caracas?
[woman] Yeah, my friend.
Come on, guys.
Everybody, everybody
I feel anxious,
I feel dread
At my favorite launderette
Think about my bounty touch
All them girls
got frightened much
Dropped my dirty laundry
I pushed it
in the Laundromat
Pushed them back and do
And do the laundry
do, do...
No matter what you do,
everybody join the crew
No matter what you do,
everybody join the crew
No matter what you do,
everybody join the crew
No matter what you do,
everybody, everybody
Everybody, everybody
Oh, my, look.
[singer] No matter
what you do
Everybody join the crew
No matter what you do,
everybody, everybody
[singer] Time's up
Hey, brother.
- [man] Hello, my friend.
- How are you doing?
Uh, how many boxes of these
can I take on the airplane?
- Where to?
- Miami.
- Two boxes.
- Oh.
You know, I can't get these
right in Miami.
- Give me four?
- I said two.
- No, four boxes.
- I said two.
Come on, Gorbachov,
just give me four boxes, okay?
I can't...
I can't get those there.
[man] You're calling me
- Hmm.
- Are you all right?
50/50, brother.
You know, I met somebody
very special last night.
What happened?
Oh, Jesus.
I almost made the biggest,
biggest fucking mistake
in my whole life.
What did you do?
I didn't do anything.
[man] I don't understand
what you are talking about.
What can I say? I ain't got
the answers to that.
Because it's you.
I give you four boxes.
[speaks Russian]
- How's the family?
- [man] It's all right.
[James] Yeah?
It's 120.
Here's for the cigarettes and...
And take your wife out
to dinner on me tomorrow night.
What the fuck?
That's the biggest tip
I ever got in my life.
Hmm. Yeah. Good for you.
Take care, brother.
Are you gonna come back?
- Take care, James.
- Adios, amigo.
Have a safe flight.
[speaks Russian]
[indistinct chatter]
[soft music playing]
Life is a bitch, right?
[Selim] Very sorry,
not much English.
[Madame Rose]
It's all-you-can-drink here.
[Selim] I not want for drinking,
all right?
I just want to...
I... I need nice girl.
- Quickly...
- [Frosch] Stop, stop, stop,
- stop, stop, stop, stop.
- [man] What's the problem?
- [man] Here's my police ID.
- [man] Hey, you know the game.
[policeman] Come on, Frosch,
about 40 on his heavy side.
And if... if he's here?
Then you bring him out home.
Oh, just like that?
Just like that.
- Or aren't we friends anymore?
- Uh...
[soft music playing]
[Frosch] Ladies,
where did the Arab guy go?
[Laila] What Arab?
Laila, you don't fuck with me.
[soft music playing]
You better leave.
I can't.
Okay. What's going on?
No, no sex please.
What is?
It's, uh... my last night
and I... I just need, um...
what the name?
- Chips. You need the chips.
- Huh?
Three chips, 50 euro.
One chip, 20 minutes max.
- Yeah.
- You understand?
No, but no sex.
- Same.
- [bang]
[Frosch] Police are
looking for an Arab.
[soft music playing]
[Madame Rose]
Somebody with you?
- [Laila] No.
- No?
B... but...
[Laila] No b... but.
I stink, I need to shower.
You can come out.
Don't worry. No sex.
What you're hiding from?
No trust?
What's your budget then?
Your budget.
[dramatic music playing]
[indistinct radio chatter]
Come on. He must be in there.
Someone saw him enter the club.
He is not.
Do you want me
to get a search warrant?
What's going on, Tony? Huh?
Three kids threw some
incendiary materials
into the asylum.
Two refugees went after them.
They obviously caught
one of the kids, 15 years old.
And then?
He's still alive.
It wouldn't be good
if we found him here.
[Laila] Shh. Shh.
Where are you from?
Don't exist no more.
[Laila] It still has a name.
- You are legal here?
- Very legal.
I'm married.
[Selim] Lucky he.
To a German.
Ah, nobody's perfect.
I stabbed a boy.
A boy,
with my knife.
He tried to put fire
on our home.
[knocks on door]
It was self-defense.
Okay. Take him out.
Remember, not too long ago?
Before this prick
bought your club,
people in trouble
were helped here.
Sometimes people in trouble
are giving us trouble.
[suspenseful music playing]
If they find him,
you'll have problems.
Not you?
The kid just died
in the hospital.
[Laila] What if he's not guilty?
You're on the wrong side,
I know because...
my father didn't love me.
And that makes me
f... f... furious.
I'm so sorry.
[upbeat music playing]
[water gushing]
[upbeat music playing]
[speaks Arabic]
[Laila] What?
[Selim] What time?
What? I don't know. About 7:00.
[speaks Arabic]
Don't worry. You're safe here.
- [speaks Arabic]
- What?
- My wife, my kids.
- What?
- What are you talking about?
- It's too late, it's too late.
- [speaks Arabic]
- No, you can't go.
- Don't run away.
- No, no, no, no.
If you run away,
they think you're guilty.
I am guilty.
Thank you.
[dramatic music playing]
[singer] Where I'm,
there's nothing there
Where I've been
is dust
The road I fear to follow
is what I know I must
Every time
I try to disappear
The road will lead me back
to you here
And running is the
only thing I trust
[dramatic music playing]
[singer] The faces
of my family
Come to me
in my sleep
I hear my father
crying out
I watch
my mother weep
All my dreams
can take me back to them
[woman] Uh, sir,
can I see your ID, please?
[upbeat music playing]
[pulsating music]
- [man] Cheers.
- [Damiel] Hey guys.
This is Sara.
Give her a drink, okay?
- Sara, I'll be back.
- Where are you going?
Don't worry.
[dramatic music playing]
[upbeat music playing]
[dramatic music playing]
[drag queen groans]
[speaks German]
Are you okay?
Yes, I'm okay. Thank you.
I just had a fight
with my boyfriend.
And I'm okay. Thanks.
I think those kind
of things happen.
My father was supposed
to pick me up at 8:00.
[drag queen]
And what time is it?
Well, you know what?
That kind of things happen.
Do you want a beer?
Just what I needed.
Why not?
You're a minor.
Yes, But I'm 16.
So, you're not permitted.
Yeah. This is Germany here.
You're allowed to drink at 16.
- You're allowed to drink?
- Yeah.
- Look.
- No way.
Hah! You fucker!
It's your birthday.
Oh, no, come on.
Better give you a hug.
Yeah, congratulations.
Thank you.
What was his name?
[teenager] Your boyfriend.
You have girlfriends?
Before you have a boyfriend?
I had a few.
Did you liked it?
Not really.
I prefer to kiss boys.
And how you knew?
I don't know.
Just happens.
I don't know if I prefer to kiss
men or women.
Like, you just,
just have to try both.
I guess...
but how?
Like, just go and ask them.
Will you please kiss me?
Excuse me?
I'm asking you,
could you please kiss me?
I wanna know what it feels
to kiss a man.
You know what, baby?
Technically, right now,
you're in front of a woman.
So, it's not gonna work.
Yeah, but...
you are a man.
It's a little more complicated
than that.
As a birthday gift.
- No, I don't think so.
- Why not?
[sighs] I've been drinking,
smoking all night.
You're just gonna hate it.
Okay. Just one.
I don't know.
But I will consider it
as a birthday present.
Fair enough.
I think I gotta go.
those kind of things happen.
[music playing over speakers]
Excuse me.
Did you see a girl
with, uh, brown hair?
Is that coffee?
Uh, yeah.
It's yours.
By the way, he dies in the end.
[music playing over speakers]
It's a strange place, isn't it?
[Damiel chuckles]
[birds chirping]
[dramatic music playing]
No, thanks.
[dramatic music playing]
[phone vibrating]
[Burke] So,
I am the last man alive.
The only one to see
how it truly ends.
[phone vibrating]
Oh, boy.
Hey, Jeremy.
[Jeremy] Burke Linz,
my favorite client.
- Still in Berlin?
- I am.
How did it go?
[Jeremy] Yeah!
Test went well last night.
And they are talking sequel.
Jeez. I mean, uh, it's a movie
about the end of the world.
I think I killed
about seventy billion people.
How do you make
a sequel to that?
[Jeremy] How?
What do you mean how?
You know,
you make the same movie, uh,
a little different.
Yeah... no. Jeremy, listen,
I don't... I don't...
[Jeremy] You want that
superhero money, right?
Are... are they freaking out
that I'm not there?
[Jeremy] Maybe a little.
But who cares?
You've spent the last two years
of your life on this movie.
Unless they want you
to run the projector,
- what else can you do?
- Well...
I'm exhausted.
That's for sure.
I might be losing it.
[Jeremy] Burke, go out.
See people.
Do whatever you do in Berlin.
I gotta go.
Think superhero money.
All right.
I love you, mate.
You love me?
Thank you, Jeremy.
[dramatic music playing]
Jeremy, I wish
you just listen to me.
[dramatic music playing]
[singer] I came to Berlin
with a bag in the dream
Wanted to see things
I've not seen
What did I find?
Many pleasant surprises
Like the opera
houses here
And maybe I'll be the first
ostrich opera singer
In Berlin
[dramatic music playing]
[indistinct chatter]
[dramatic music playing]
Didn't want to disturb you.
[Burke] Oh, uh,
that, that was really great.
That, uh,
you got a lovely voice.
Really do.
Thank you.
[Katarina] That's awfully kind.
Isn't it, Lucinda?
I'm Burke.
That, uh, you really create
a whole universe.
It's... it's... it's very
interesting to watch.
It's... yeah.
Thank you.
got a couple of minutes
till my next show.
If you wanna sit.
Yeah. I...
why not?
[Katarina] You're visiting?
I am. Yeah. Yeah.
You can tell?
Uh, this isn't really a place
where many locals come.
Mostly tourists.
Well, I mean, I...
I have to say,
it's really, really beautiful.
- You picked a great spot.
- [Katarina laughs]
Where are you from?
[Burke] I'm from New York.
Where... where are you from?
All over, really.
I was spending a lot of time
in Amsterdam.
Bad marriage...
parents died.
Uh, came to Berlin
for a little bit of a rebirth.
Berlin is a city that knows
a thing or two about a rebirth.
Yeah, yeah.
My father actually grew up here.
He made shoes, uh,
he... he had a...
a little shop not far from here.
He made this really beautiful
handmade shoes.
And they were the kind that,
you know,
if you took good care of them,
they'd last your whole lifetime.
And, uh...
it's just not a philosophy
that you see much these days,
you know?
But that was him. Yeah.
He's a real artist.
How long have you been...
doing the...
the puppet shows and...
I like to call it theater.
Theater, excuse me.
A few years.
And the ostrich...
It was amazing
watching the kids.
How they... they really seem
to love her. They...
Yeah. She has many shows,
- you know?
- Yeah.
Lucinda and the High Seas.
Lucinda Meets the Ostrich King.
My favorite,
Lucinda on Irish Holiday,
and now...
Lucinda in Berlin.
Lucinda is secretly in love
with the giraffe,
called Roman De Cleff.
So how do you know
so much about the characters?
I mean, do you just make it
all up or where do you...
Uh, you take... you take
a journey with them.
It takes time.
I just try to give them
some humanity and, uh...
integrity, uh...
because if I don't, who will?
And the kids?
Do you feel that they know
the difference?
Oh. Kids are the most open,
honest audience
that you can find.
- Adults however...
- Oh. Hey, I'm...
yeah, don't even get me started
on adults.
[Katarina laughs]
With kids,
you're showing them the world.
And, and you're fulfilled?
Uh, what do you mean?
You know, with, you know,
your art and...
your life?
Uh, look, there is nothing
more that I need or want.
I hope you can say the same.
Well, I should get back
to my show.
Yeah. Excuse me, I don't...
looks like you already got
a customer here.
Hey, you're gonna love the show.
See, I don't speak
German either.
Have a great time.
Not many people wanna
talk to me about my puppets.
It's been the best, best
part of my trip so far, really.
I... I needed it, so, thanks.
See you later.
Would it be possible
to talk some more?
Would that be... I mean, I could
take you and Lucinda
to dinner or something.
She doesn't eat much.
Well, hey, that's...
that's more for us.
Well, you know, it was nice...
it was nice just to get
the chance to talk you
and to see the show.
And, uh...
I don't know,
it really just, uh...
Thank you.
[Katarina] Sometimes
I'm at the corner cafe
at Rosenthaler Platz.
Rosenthaler Platz.
Great show,
go, go, check it out.
So, this is how
it all begins again.
The feeling of fullness,
of humanity.
That love is possible.
That everything is possible.
At first, there
were only ashes.
And now,
when you least expected it,
you are, once more...
in the Garden of Eden.
[woman singing
in foreign language]
[indistinct chatter]
[indistinct chatter]
[indistinct radio chatter]
[man singing foreign language]
- [car engine revving]
- [men whooping]
[man singing
in foreign language]
House of World Cultures.
Ha! [laughs]
No one here calls it like that.
We call it the Pregnant Oyster
or Jimmy Carter's smile.
Are you American?
- What?
- Are you American?
Yeah, sure.
[Yasil] No, no, no.
A lot of police?
Have you been to Turkey?
I mean, there...
You know, in Istanbul
there is police at every corner,
and they still
can't guarantee safety.
I guess under pretext
of fighting the terror,
they just want to control
the opposition.
Have you followed
the politics there?
Isn't that unbelievable?
- It's...
- Sorry.
Do you really need
to keep talking? I mean...
it would be great
if you just not do that.
[Yasil] Sorry.
Just a habit, you know?
I love to chat
with my customers.
Actually, I'm, I'm a reporter,
kind of, you know,
neighborhood stuff,
gentrification, migrants.
The big picture, little things.
No big magazine would hire me,
unless I would come up
with a story, you know,
a big story like...
opening restaurant in Neukoelln.
[laughs] You know what I mean?
I'm Yasil, by the way.
What's your name?
- Greg.
- Nice to meet you, Greg.
Tough day, huh?
I tell you.
[Yasil] You remind me somehow
of my first boyfriend.
He was also a bit nerdy.
And you remind me
of my first girlfriend.
She could never keep
her mouth shut.
- You like philosophy?
- Hmm?
I studied it at university.
[Greg] No, no, no.
Uh, I memorized that.
Are you working in philosophy?
No. Uh, I became an IT engineer.
It was easier
to cash in on that.
But philosophy is something
I'm still really into.
But this morning...
this morning...
Do you think it's hard
not to have a home?
What do you mean?
Uh, you're Turkish
living in Germany.
Yeah, but I have a home.
I mean, I'm German,
a bit Turkish,
but I'm German.
Uh, I mean if one, um...
suddenly had no home at all?
Because they finally decided
to be true to themselves.
That would be a high price
and a real pity.
Being true to yourself
should always be rewarded.
That only happens
in fairy tales, right?
Yes, it does, but sometimes,
not only there.
And we live for these moments?
Yes. That's what we live for.
[suspenseful music playing]
[tires screeching]
- Go, go, go, go.
- [Yasil] What? What?
[speaks German]
What was that?
Oh. They're catch...
they're catching up.
[tires screeching]
[tires screeching]
[suspenseful music playing]
[car horn honking]
[shouts] Sorry!
[car horn honking]
- [Yasil shouts]
- [man screams] Hey!
[suspenseful music playing]
[Yasil] Are they gone?
[Greg] I don't know,
I don't know.
Take me to the embassy district.
What? But we have to call
the police!
we don't have much time.
[dramatic music playing]
[car approaching]
you shouldn't give up
on your dream...
you know?
Thank you.
You're a good driver.
[dramatic music playing]
[car approaching]
[suspenseful music playing]
[dramatic music playing]
[car engine starts]
[breaths deeply]
[suspenseful music playing]
[suspenseful music playing]
[crowd chatter]
[man] Everybody!
[man] Hey!
[man singing
in foreign language]
[crowd cheering]
Good morning, folks!
[speaks German]
- [man] Yeah!
- So, who's next?
Who wants to sing a song?
Who, who, who?
- Me!
- [man] Oh, red leather jacket?
- Uh-hmm.
- [man] Yes, red leather jacket
[crowd cheering]
- Can I give you this?
- Yes.
- What's this for?
- [Sara] It's the second track.
[man] You're not... you're not
being high maintenance
- are you?
- No.
What's your name?
Sara. Say hi to Sara, everybody.
[cheers and applause]
- So where are you from?
- [Sara] Tel Aviv.
From Tenerife, everybody.
Sara's from Tenerife.
- Tel Aviv.
- Tel Aviv. Sorry, its Tel Aviv.
Sorry, sorry, sorry.
- [Sara] You found it?
- Party sound, right?
Thank you.
My name is Sara.
I've been here barely 48 hours,
and I already feel like
I'm a part of Berlin, you know?
But sometimes...
you feel alone
and you feel like...
you're not heard
and you're not seen.
But when that happens,
just turn around
because there might be someone
actually listening.
In my case, it was an angel,
with wings and everything.
I guess, I just got lucky.
So, this song is for all
the angels out there.
With or without wings.
I'm giving in
Keep moving
in your sleep stream
Don't wanna
slow it down
I'm wide awake
Get soaked in
by your light and
It's just the way
it sounds
And I will follow you
wherever you would take me
I'm breathing in
And I'll let go of everything
you take you away from me
Breathing out
Your touch,
your taste
Your thoughts,
your ways
Our nights, our days
Can't get enough
of your love
Get enough
of your love
I'm reaching out
To the warmth
of your embrace
Don't wanna let it go
I took my time
Putting bridges
through my own
Just to let you know
Your touch,
your taste
Your thoughts,
your ways
Our nights, our days
Can't get enough
of your love
Get enough
of your love
And I would follow you
Wherever you would take me
I'm breathing in
And I'll let go
of everything
You take you away from me
Breathing out
Your touch,
your taste
Your thoughts,
your ways
Our nights, our days
Can't get enough
of your love
Get enough
of your love
Your touch,
your taste
Your thoughts,
your ways
Our nights, our days
Can't get enough
of your love
Get enough
of your love
[crowd cheering]
[Sara] Thank you. Thank you.
Sara everybody.
[dramatic music playing]
[singer] Ooh
When we were young
Our children
in the morning
The passing of a day
seemed like
Year or two
Taxes and gasoline
Another debt
to be the paid
Now the years,
they go by like this
Or the debts
to be paid
So if you must
Take your time
take your time
If you must
Because letting go
It's never easy
It's never easy
Letting go
So when you go
Don't look back
Don't look back
When you go
[upbeat music playing]
[singer] Ooh
No matter what you do
Everybody judges you
No matter what you do
- Everybody judges you
- [singer] Me too
No matter what you do
- Everybody judges you
- [singer] Me too
No matter what you do
Everybody, everybody
I feel anxious,
I feel dread
At my favorite
Think about my bounty touch
All them girls
get frightened much
Grab my dirty laundry
I'll push it
in the laundromat
Pushed them back
and do, do the laundry
Do, do
No matter what you do
- Everybody judges you
- [singer] Me too
No matter what you do
- Everybody judges you
- [singer] Me too
No matter what you do
- Everybody judges you
- [singer] Me too
No matter what you do
Everybody, everybody
[dramatic music playing]
[singer singing indistinctly]
[dramatic music playing]
[upbeat music playing]
[singer singing in German]
[singer] I do love you
Do, do
I do love you
Do, do, do, do, do, do
If you love me
Do, do
I do love you,
and I hope you love me, too
If you love me, close
your eyes and look at me
I do love you,
and I hope you love me, too
If you love me, close
your eyes and look at me
I do love you
I do love you
If you love me
[upbeat music playing]
[singer] Driving through
down in my car
It is like, walking
in the mirror
Glitz and glamour
but no money
I always thought your wife
is yummy
You are me and I am you
Berlin, I love you
I love you
Ooh, hmm
Da ra du da da du dam
du ra da dam
Berlin, I love you