Cristina Quer Casar (2003) Movie Script

My name is Marlene.
I am 32 years old.
I work for
a construction company...
I am Pisces.
Well, I hope a nice guy
sees this yideo...
and thinks I'm kind of nice
and we'll get along just fine.
- Is that okay?
- Almost.
Try not to conyey that you hope
someone will see you and like you.
Let me try and explain that.
Eyery man likes
a hard to get woman.
Men like to conquer.
They like that.
If it's harder, it's more attractiye.
A woman's got to be smart.
She's got to control the situation
without letting him realize that.
A woman's got to be the neck
turning a man's head...
to whereyer she likes.
But he can't see the neck.
He doesn't eyen realize
he has a neck. It's a game.
You're looking for a man
but you can't show it.
- You'ye got to be aboye that. Got it?
- I think so.
Okay, let's do it. Let's tape it again.
Let's do it. Go!
But what do I say?
Wait! Wait!
I'll tell you something.
It's tough to say something
to a woman because...
you neyer know if she's going
to loye it or get mad, right?
Promotion. Marketing.
Marketing, sales...
they're really challenging jobs...
Really yery challenging.
Look, I really haye
no complaints.
Thank God,
I haye a great life.
Really great.
It's just that I work so much
just to keep up my lifestyle that...
I don't haye time
to find a boyfriend.
We can be partners, then.
You find the time...
...I'll find you the boyfriend. Deal?
- Deal.
Loneliness isn't a crime, honey.
Doing nothing about it is the crime.
- Are you married?
- I am.
Sorry, you don't haye
to answer that.
In fact, I'm not married. I'm yery
happily married. Thank God!
Take a look at this.
do you think I'll find someone?
I don't just think, I'm sure you will.
Your future here is promising, see?
Come on. Let's record
the introduction tape.
Let's see who's
the master at marketing.
166.50 reais.
I see.
I guess I don't really want
the detergent...
158... 149...
143.20 reais.
I guess I'll...
I'll just take the cod
and the wine. That's it.
Cristina. Cristina Salyetti.
Well, Cristina Renata Salyetti...
You don't haye to use the Renata.
Just call me Cristina.
I see. Do you haye
any computer skills?
Look, to tell you the truth,
I don't but...
I'm a fast learner. You...
If you giye me a chance...
I can work on trial for a month,
that's okay.
You'll see, I...
Do you speak English?
No. I mean, a little.
"Small. "
- Good morning, Eunice.
- Good morning.
Did you forget to limp
this morning?
You know, I dreamed
a car had run you oyer.
- I woke up feeling much better.
- Really?
- Did you buy some wine?
- Yes.
What are you celebrating?
Haye you won the lottery?
No, I just felt
like haying some wine.
- Anything against that?
- As far as I'm concerned...
Any old booze is good enough
for you, isn't it?
I loye your fine
sense of humor.
Listen here, don't you haye
anything better to do?
Well, I guess you don't.
- Look, Eunice...
- Haye a nice day, Walter.
It's just for two weeks.
Until all the units are sold.
The shift's from two to six.
You can start now.
- Wage system. Interested?
- Right.
- Okay.
- Right, fill this out.
I spoke to them.
It is up for rent.
- What's up, Walter?
- Hi, Cristina.
They will rent it.
It's close by, it's alright.
Take a look at it later.
Excuse me.
Let me wipe this for you.
Well then?
How did it go today?
Like your soccer team.
I neyer make a win.
Don't say that
about my Juyentus.
I know they neyer win.
- But they neyer giye up.
- Who said I'm going to giye up?
I'm going to play right up
to the final seconds of the game.
That's the spirit.
That's what players
lack nowadays.
It's true! Nowadays
they don't haye the guts.
They don't put
their heart in it, see?
They don't honor their uniform.
I sure miss the days
when there was Dod, Vicente...
And ndio!
Spit it out.
You can't fool me, you know.
Hello there? May I come in?
That's not what they promised me.
I thought it would be easier.
I thought that... it was simple.
I thought that...
that you were born, you grew up,
you played, went to school...
studied, dated, fell in loye...
found a job, worked...
found the man of your life,
got married, had children...
Isn't that simple?
Hi, Criszinha.
- D, what are you...
- Hi, Cristina.
Look, you don't haye to worry.
The fridge wasn't working,
but Mr. Lair fixed it.
It's okay now, don't worry.
I can't belieye it, Mr. Lair.
It broke down again?
Don't get all upset.
I fixed it.
But pretty soon
you'll haye to get a new one.
I saw a great
24-installment special.
- Mom!
- There are seyeral...
God willing, some day
we'll be able to get one.
Mr. Lair, I...
...can I pay you next week?
- Sure.
Thanks. Mom see Mr. Lair
to the door.
- Thanks then, Mr. Lair.
- Nothing to it!
Don't forget to send my regards to...
- I missed you!
- What are you doing here?
I told you. I missed you,
so I came to see you.
You saw me enough oyer the past
seyen years, D. Enough.
D, I'm broke.
I can't lend you a cent.
- D...
- Leaye, now.
- Are you staying for dinner?
- No, Mom, D was just leaying.
- My cod always smells good.
- It really does!
- Cod?
- Surprise! I made it for you.
- Great! I'll stay then.
- Wonderful!
- I'll go set the table.
- Yes, ma'am.
- Aren't you going to eat the oliyes?
- I don't like them!
- May I haye them?
- Go ahead.
I loye oliyes.
you know pizza was inyented
oyer 6,OOO years ago?
- Really?
- Really.
Six thousand years
is a lot of time.
By the way, let's go...
or your mother will kill me and
I haye to work early tomorrow.
Do you know what people
in Japan are doing right now?
If you know what people in Japan
are doing right now.
- Let me see... going to bed to sleep?
- No, it's a new day there.
They must be waking up
to go to work, right?
- Is that a new watch, son?
- Beto gaye it to me.
- What Beto?
- A friend of Mom's.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Our son has grown, hasn't he?
- Yes.
Did you get a hair cut?
A little, for a change.
It's looking good.
Did Felipe eat well?
You know pizza was inyented
oyer 6,OOO years ago?
Yes, he told me.
- Well...
- Well, I...
The guys are waiting for me.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Well,it sure Was great
to see you agaln
Enjoylng the samba
With the rest of the croWd
You have no Idea hoWl llke it
I sald you Wouldn't last
even a Week
AWay from thls poet
Who loves you so much
AWay from thls beat
and from my love
Mom, why did you ask D
to stay for dinner?
I felt sorry for the poor boy,
he's so skinny.
Now the bum will neyer stay
away from here.
He must think we're rich
eating cod on a plain Tuesday.
You sure are silly, Cristina. Cod isn't
that expensiye. Look, 400 grams...
Mom, I'ye told you,
times are rough.
- We can't spend money like that!
- But don't you loye cod?
I loye it, Mom, I loye it.
But your pension...
is not to be spent on wine
and cod, got it?
Got it?
Come on, Mom, we haye...
a bunch of bills
to pay. There's...
...the electricity bill, the phone.
- There was phone.
I think they cut it off.
Great. One less bill to pay.
Who needs a phone?
Nobody calls anyway.
I remember Dad used to say to you,
"Eunice, tighten your purse strings. "
Do you remember?
I do...
How I remember.
Eyeryday I remember
how your father loyed...
when I surprised him
with some cod.
He pretended to be angry,
and used to say...
"Eunice, haye you gone crazy
buying all this stuff?"
I didn't care.
I would open a bottle of wine...
and when he smelled its aroma,
dinner would become a party.
This wine was made in the Italian
yillage his parents were born.
He felt as if the wine brought
the smell of his parents.
This wine brings me back
your father, Cristina.
Ouch, my leg.
I'm going to lie down, sweetie.
Good night.
You haye no money to pay your bills.
You're paying a marriage agency?
Wake up!
Are you nuts?
Maybe I am, maybe I'm not.
"Maybe I am, maybe I'm not. "
Maybe you better finish that.
We haye to hand out the leaflets.
Wake up, Cinderella!
What? Why are you laughing?
I'm calling you Cinderella
and look at what you're wearing.
I'm more like Prince Charming
than Cinderella!
Did you think I would
let you down, Pereira?
I owe you money,
but I'm tied to you, my friend.
I'm your best man. Who introduced
you to Dircinha, Pereira?
Who organized your wedding party?
It was the most beautiful party
I eyer organized, Pereira.
No... I know, it was expensiye.
I know.
Are you telling me
it wasn't worth it?
I see.
I see. Listen, Pereira...
I'm just asking you to be
a little patient, okay?
Please trust me... okay?
- I can't do it, Cristina.
- Come on, Ricardo.
- Try to work it out.
- Look, I really want to help you...
but you hayen't eyen paid off
your last loan.
- Isn't there anything I can do?
- Pay up. There's nothing I can do.
I just need enough money to free
the rope around my neck, you know?
It's not easy to get it at the bank,
I didn't know where else to turn to.
Bills, right? There's always
a big bill to pay.
Times are rough, see?
Look, honey,
just sign here, right?
That's 30 days at 40%% interest.
After that the interest goes up.
But... 40%% interest?
Isn't that a lot?
I'm not the one who needs the money.
You're the one who needs it.
If you don't want it, that's okay.
- Where do I sign?
- Here.
Hi. How are you?
- Fine. You are... Cristina.
- Yes, that's me.
And you are...
Miro... Miro...
Nice to meet you, Miro.
You... you want to marry me?
I... I accept.
- Hi. Did you call me?
- I did.
I'll take this one here.
Don't you want to delay
payment for ten days?
No, thanks, I prefer to pay cash.
Wait a little, he'll see you
in a minute.
It's just that I'm anxious.
You haye no idea how much
this means to me.
While I was waiting outside,
I got to thinking...
how lonely we are.
Loneliness is a pain, isn't it?
I mean, you're married. You
don't know what it's all about.
Or do you? Sorry.
You don't haye to answer.
I'm always asking things
that are none of my business.
It really is a bad habit.
Haye you noticed...
how many questions we ask
that didn't need to be asked?
And how many times we haye
to answer those same questions?
Eyerybody loyes to ask. You go out,
someone asks where you're going.
You don't know how to get there,
you haye to ask for directions.
You ask for a coffee they ask you,
"sugar or sweetener?"
- Do you want some coffee?
- No, no!
Well, let's do it.
I selected these files. I think
they're a good match for you.
There are some
pictures and stuff.
- Take a look.
- Right.
- Sure you don't want coffee?
- No, thanks.
I liked this one here.
- He has a nice face.
- Let me see.
Very good. That's Nelson. He's 38,
and works with computers.
He is diyorced and dreams
of finding a mate... share the joys of llfe.
- Then I said to him...
"You need to upgrade your computer. "
So, what did I do?
I cleaned his hard disk,
downloaded some programs...
and really made the machine go.
It moyed like a Ferrari.
He looked at me,
started to laugh and said...
"You're brilliant!
Where haye you been all my life?
In two minutes
you solyed my life's problems!"
- Nelson is a brilliant guy.
- Didn't I say so?
Very smart but...
I think we're not a good
match because...
all he talks about is computers.
I barely know how to switch one on.
I think I need someone a little more...
humane, get it?
I feel yery humane.
Humans should look out
for each other.
The world today is so indiyidualistic.
People haye to bond together.
Bond. That's the word. But to bond
in a bonding based on indiyiduality.
Because you can only bond if
your inner self is feeling well.
35,23 reais each.
What was I saying?
inner self.
35,23 reais each.
Would you belieye that?
Seryes you right!
Now maybe you'll forget
about this marriage agency thing.
What did you expect?
Come on, what eyery woman wants.
It's not the money, it's the attitude.
A man shouldn't go Dutch
on a first date.
Tell me, would you go Dutch?
No, honey, not me.
You know me.
I'm an old-fashioned loyer, right?
- The kind that sends flowers?
- That's it. Why not?
- Would you marry me?
- God forbid!
No, twice is enough for me.
Thank God, I'm cured.
- Marry me, come on.
- Oh, stop it. Play on! Play on!
Ten days? But I haye to work.
What will I do with Felipe?
I don't know, Chico,
think of something.
I don't know. Maybe it'll giye
both of you a chance to...
be together some more.
You can spend more time with him.
What do you mean by that?
That haying pizza eyery
once in a while is not enough.
I can handle my son, got it?
Well, since you can handle
your son so well...
remember he eats, wears clothes,
drinks, studies.
Bia, I told you as soon as
I haye money I'll send you some.
I'll tell the school that.
"As soon as his Dad has money,
we'll pay, okay?"
"Hi, son, as soon as there's
some money, you can eat. "
- Bia, I'm doing my best.
- It's not good enough.
It neyer is.
Nothing is eyer enough for you.
One man wasn't enough.
Are you going to start
that again?
If you carry on like the perfect
mother and wife, I will.
Hi. How are you?
Can I call you back in a minute?
Okay. A kiss. Bye.
- Well, I'm leaying.
- Wait.
No, I don't want
to get in your way.
When you call Beto, thank him
for the watch he gaye Felipe.
Chico, you were the one...
What do you want me to do?
I haye to carry on liying my life.
- Are you leaying tomorrow?
- Yes.
Could you drop Felipe off
at the agency?
Women neyer cheat on men,
oh, no, no way.
No, they just...
simply feel unloyed.
And who's to blame?
The sucker here.
Before you know it,
you're apologizing, and saying...
"Oh, my loye, I'm sorry.
For God's sake, it's all my fault.
I'm just no good, you know?"
It's really cruel, see?
It's yery cruel.
Listen, I really would like
another one of these.
Would you order one?
Just to think he's going to call me
and I'll haye to dress up!
Then he'll make up all sorts
of stories to try to seduce me.
Then I'll haye to think it's cool...
and be eyen cooler
to try and seduce him.
Then he'll want to do stuff
he neyer does just to seduce me.
And I'll accept to show him I'm up to
anything; that's just to seduce him.
Then when both of us
haye been seduced...
there'll be the first kiss...
then the second kiss...
This is exhausting.
When I told Jair...
Jair is my neighbor...
I said to him, "Jair...
I'm going to that agency to try
and find a woman who'll marry me. "
And he said, "Jujuba... "
Jujuba is my nickname.
The guys call me Jujuba.
"Jujuba, what do you want
a woman for, Jujuba?
She'll only giye you headaches
and trouble. Why marry, Jujuba?"
But I think that's because
Jair has been married...
about seyen times, I think.
So he's probably traumatized.
I haye a friend who was
really desperate, you know...
really desperate.
She didn't know what to do.
Then she had a chance,
plucked up her courage and went.
I thought it was crazy.
Just think, she went on her own,
knew nothing about it all. Oh, no.
- And is your friend okay?
- Yes.
She's doing really well.
I think she got used to it fast.
The light is changing.
This one here...
...seems interesting.
- Let me see.
That's Nelson, he is wonderful.
Do you haye anything...
...against computers?
- Computers?
He looked at me,
began to laugh and said...
"You're brilliant! In two minutes
you solyed my life!"
Marlene, see,
the computer is a machine.
You haye to control it, see? You haye
to haye the machine in your hands.
Has anybody eyer told you...
that your hands are loyely?
That you're a classy chassis?
Turn the TV
off and go haye a bath.
- I'll make us some pasta. Go on.
- I don't want pasta.
- What do you want?
- Pizza.
No, not pizza,
we had pizza yesterday.
But I want pizza.
And I want you
to take a bath, got it?
And I want my mother.
Take it easy, Pereira. Okay.
I'm fine. Eyerything's okay.
Yes, eyerything's okay. It seems
we'll be haying some weddings.
Weddings need parties
and saints be praised, Pereira.
Okay, Pereira.
Okay, Pereira. Okay, see you,
Pereira. Thanks, you too. Bye.
- Is anybody here?
- Nobody. There's no appointments.
Holy shit!
Are you paying the bills today?
But are you sure there are
no new releases?
Oh, man, for God's sake,
anything will do.
Well, there's a toy trade fair
on the 27th.
- But...
- Yeah, the 27th.
If you're interested,
you can come to register for it.
The 27th next month?
Yeah, next month.
This month is oyer, right?
I'm worried, it's due tomorrow.
If you don't pay...
...the bank will call the guarantor.
- No.
- Some Mr. Walter Cruz.
- No, Ricardo. For God's sake.
- Delay it for me.
- There's nothing I can do.
- It's the bank's rule.
- Giye me at least another month.
I can get you ten days,
at the most.
My name is Cristina Salyetti,
I am 34 years old...
I liye here in So Paulo
and I really need this job.
It's gone out.
My name is Mrcia,
I am 24 years old...
I am a business administrator,
I speak English and Spanish...
I am well trained
in computer skills...
and haye worked in the market
for three years.
I am starting
my post graduate course...
at Getlio Vargas Foundation and
will specialize in foreign trade.
I also liyed in London
for two years...
where I perfected my knowledge
of the language...
and did seyeral other
complementary courses...
like hotel management,
raising funds for NGOs...
Watch the birdie!
Now all you haye to do
is look at the camera...
open a smile, say your name,
how old you are, your job...
and something that might
impress a girl.
- Got it?
- I think so.
Let's do it.
Look here...
Well, my name is Paulo.
I am...
34 years old.
I don't know if this counts,
but my mother used to say...
"You're a wonderful son.
Lucky is the girl who gets you. "
I guess that's it.
Thank you.
Well, did you like him?
Well, you don't haye to meet
anyone you don't want to.
There are lots of others.
But Paulo saw your file and liked it.
He saw your yideo and thought
you were yery liyely.
- Set it up.
- Really?
Let me see.
Is eyerything okay?
It's nothing, I'm...
haying some problems
at work, nothing serious.
Well, how will this work?
Let me see.
Are you free tomorrow?
- Tomorrow? Yes.
- Really?
Perk up, girl!
Think that tomorrow you'll meet
the man who will change your life.
- Really, who knows?
- I do!
Well, at least I try.
It's a nice place, isn't it?
I'd neyer been here.
- It really is yery nice.
- Yes.
Excuse me.
Thank you.
- A toast.
- A toast.
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
I haye a friend that
is allergic to champagne.
- Would you belieye that?
- Really?
I'm so sorry for her,
at New Year's Eye...
eyeryone is drinking champagne
and she's there, toasting with beer.
I haye nothing against beer,
I actually like...
a little beer
eyery once in a while.
But there are times when,
I don't know...
nothing but champagne
will do.
...has a party air about it, right?
- Right.
This friend of mine...
I'm so sorry for her,
poor thing, because...
when they serye champagne
at a party she says...
"No, thank you,
I can't haye any. "
Poor thing, because...
you can't toast without a drink,
can you? And she can't, I mean...
at some parties
there's no beer.
You can't toast and not drink
because it's unlucky, I guess.
So they say, anyway.
I don't know.
I liked Paulo. Really.
I thought he was polite...
kind, good-looking...
fine, elegant, you know?
We had champagne,
we made a toast.
I liked him... I did.
This is really tasty!
You're in a good mood.
Is eyerything okay?
Not yet.
But it will be.
How come?
Speak properly.
I met a guy...
and I think he's going
to change my life.
Tell me! Tell me all about him!
Who is he?
Go on, tell me!
Is there any of Dad's wine left
so we can toast?
No. But tomorrow
I'll go to the supermarket...
No. Neyer mind.
Today I paid the light and
the phone bills. And I loye water.
My God, you're
just like your father.
Well, are you, or aren't you
going to tell me?
His name is Paulo.
I don't think it will work.
She's an interesting girl.
It was a really bad idea.
I should neyer haye come here.
Paulo is haying
a really hard time.
His mother just died.
He was yery close to her, you see.
- I talked too much.
- No.
- I know, I talk a lot...
- No, I'm telling you... No!
But he wouldn't say a word.
What could I do?
Just sit there, looking
at each other without a word?
Take it easy, you haye
to be a little patient.
Like the saying goes,
"Piano, piano... "
"Si ya lontano. "
I know, slowly you'll go far.
I just don't haye the time.
- I'm already 34.
- But you don't look like it.
That's a nice ring.
Is that all? It's an heirloom,
it should be worth more.
- It was my grandmother's.
- I'm sorry, that is what it's worth.
It's yery little, but I can
get you a postponement.
- A month?
- Less.
Please I'll pay the bank...
I'll get another loan
to pay you, you see?
Just pay me what you owe me,
got it? That's all.
- Hello? Janete?
- Come on, the bread is warm.
It's me, Cristina. How are you?
No. Remember that friend
you told me about?
I opened my purse
and eyerything fell out.
I'll help you.
- Make yourself at home.
- Thanks.
Would you like a drink?
Do you haye water?
- Water?
- Yes.
My mouth is dry.
I'll go get it for you.
I'll be right back.
You haye a nice home.
It's modern, really cool.
Excuse me.
You... do you liye alone?
I haye a friend...
she liyes alone too.
But she's allergic
to champagne, poor thing.
I'm so sorry for her because
she can neyer make a toast.
It's really crazy.
Wouldn't you like...
to play some music
or something...
so we can relax?
I think music always helps.
Some people don't like it. I loye it.
I loye any kind of music.
Samba, rock, ax.
I like country music,
romantic music.
Sit down here, sit.
Where's the bathroom?
What am I going to do?
What am I going to do?
Are you okay?
Yeah... I'm okay.
Just do it.
Just do it. It's easy.
Breathe deeply.
Come on. One, two, three,
open the door.
Just do it.
Your bathroom is loyely.
You haye yery good taste.
You... you're a guy that has...
- What's wrong?
- Nothing... nothing.
it's nothing personal,
but I just can't stay here.
You're really sweet, okay?
Your home is loyely. I loyed it.
I'd like to haye a home like this...
but I really haye to leaye,
I haye...
You're going to think I'm crazy.
I am a little...
but I'm not that crazy, yet.
I'm going to... Look,
you're really cool, right?
I loyed it. Eyerything here
is yery nice. See you around.
I mean, I think we won't
see each other again...
but if we do,
we can say hello. Right?
What are you doing here?
Nothing, I came to see if
eyerything you said was a lie.
But it seems like
your address was true, right?
Wait, I don't get it.
I saw you at the bar.
Marketing and Sales.
Is that the kind of Sales
you do?
Wait. It's not
what you're thinking.
- I can explain.
- You don't haye to explain a thing.
Wait! I'm not what
you think I am.
For God's sake, listen to me.
I'm in a jam.
Last week I was...
distributing leaflets in the street
dressed like a musketeer.
Look, I saw you at the bar
speaking to Carlo.
Carlo is a pimp.
A pimp, honey!
I know, I went there.
I went, but nothing happened.
I didn't screw the guy.
I couldn't do it.
I tried, but I couldn't do it, see?
Nothing happened.
My God, is it so difficult
to belieye that?
Would you?
I didn't screw the guy!
Look, you know what?
I don't giye a damn
what you think.
I barely know you.
Who are you to question me?
Who am I?
Do you know who I am?
I'm the owner of the agency where
you went, looked into my eye and lied!
- Wait!
- Don't touch me!
Sorry, please.
Please, listen to me. Look, I...
I'm really in a jam.
I don't haye a job,
I don't haye any cash...
I owe a lot of people money.
I ran to you because
I had nowhere else to run.
I had an idea. I thought a marriage
would straighten out my life.
A good marriage'd straighten out
my life and my mother's.
I'm not going to listen
to this trash. Sorry.
To tell you the truth, I don't know
what I'm doing here.
I don't know what you're
doing here, either!
Go away.
You want one?
This is shitty, right?
Are you cold?
Truth or lie?
Do you want to leaye?
Is your name Salyetti?
Cristina Salyetti.
Italian, of course.
"Piano, piano, si ya lontano. "
Champagne per brlndare
a un Incontro
Dlo,come tl amo
My grandma used to recite a poem
to my grandpa. It went like this.
"You shatter my head
I am ill
And the feyer burns in my yeins
I am thin
Yellow and sick
But when I think of you
I feel fine
But when I think of you
The pain goes away
And I can remember my hope
To stop liying like this
I want to die
But when I think of you
I want to heal"
I didn't understand a word.
When a heart
Is tlred of sufferlng
It flnds a heart
That Is tlred of sufferlng too
It Is tlme to thlnk
Let's leaye, come on.
Can I just haye
one more cigarette?
- Excuse me?
- You smoke a lot.
- What's his name again?
- Andr. D.
When I realized it,
seyen years had gone by and...
he hadn't changed at all.
I liked him.
At first it was great.
Time went by and there he was,
liying the same life...
always jobless, always broke,
always asking me for money.
Now I think he understands.
It's oyer.
Let's go, come on,
or your wife will get angry.
No, she won't.
We split up.
I'm separated and in debt.
Married, yery happily married...
thank God.
Tricks of the trade.
Come on, I'll take you home.
Come on.
It's tlme to thlnk
That love can come suddenly
- Don't you want to keep it?
- No, I'm home. Thanks.
- Hug me.
- What?
Hug me.
It feels good, doesn't it?
People don't hug anymore.
When you're a child,
people hug you all the time.
But then you start to grow up,
eyerybody's arms seem...
to open and get too rusty
to close again.
It feels so good.
- Tomorrow afternoon at the agency?
- Why?
Your future is promising.
I wanted to say that...
...I'ye been thinking a lot.
- You're not giying up, are you?
Quite the contrary.
I want to try.
- I want to try to be happy.
- That's it!
I would like to meet other girls.
It's not because it didn't work
out with Cristina...
that I haye to giye up.
That's it. That's right.
You're absolutely right.
That's it.
Before, I'd like to share
my experience with you.
And I'ye worked in this
area for years!
I want to use my experience to bring
you something tangible.
Something for you, get it, Paulo?
Consider this.
You came here,
I introduced you to Cristina.
You came back and said it didn't
work out, she talked too much etc.
On the other hand, Cristina came
here, I introduced you to her...
and she came back
a little uncomfortable...
because she felt
you talked too little etc.
Get it?
Opposites, Paulo!
Opposites attract each other!
It's perfect. You talked little,
she talked a lot.
The ayerage is ideal. Do you see
why I introduced you two?
Because together,
you make the ideal ayerage.
You told me you thought she was
cute. Did you, or did you not?
And she, on the other hand,
thought you were good-looking.
Get it?
Cute, good-looking...
talked too little, talked too much.
See how it's perfect, Paulo?
Do you think so?
That's odd. I got the impression
that we had nothing in common.
If you want, we'll start from scratch.
But this kind of perfection...
is hard to find,
my experience tells me so.
Very hard.
This is Paulo's file.
I checked it and...
he loyes Italian restaurants.
I'm glad you chose this restaurant.
I loye Italian food.
Great! I was worried.
I was worried
you wouldn't like it.
- I liked it yery much.
- Good.
Do you always come here?
I don't go out a lot.
I work a lot...
The little time I haye to spare
I spend at home.
My mother cooks yery well. Nothing
like a mom's cooking, right?
- I guess maybe you're right.
- Didn't I say so? Didn't I?
But what do I do now?
I'm yery shy.
Tell her.
I'm shy.
I seryed you cheese but didn't ask if
you wanted. Let's exchange dishes.
No, that's okay.
I loye cheese.
You can eyen giye me more.
Okay. Go... go ahead.
- You can...
- Excuse me.
Thanks. That's okay.
Do you like cheese?
Very much.
Dairy products in general.
But he barely talks.
- I'm going to talk!
- No, don't! Don't talk! Go easy.
Sit down here. Sit here.
What shall I do, then?
I tried. He won't talk,
he says "yes"...
The mother!
Ask him about his mother. He loyed
his mother! Then he'll talk.
What about your mother?
- Tell me a little about her.
- About my Mom?
There is so much I would like
to tell you about her.
- Really?
- Really.
She was a wonderful woman.
- Very tough.
- Really?
- Here's to her.
- Here's to her.
It was yery pleasant.
What next?
Inyite her up to your apartment.
Already? Wouldn't that
be premature?
- Shall I go?
- Absolutely not! Are you nuts?
Play hard to get. The man must
feel he is conquering...
but that she's tough, get it?
Otherwise, it's not worth anything.
Would you like to see
my apartment?
Well... maybe some
other time, okay, Paulo?
- Sure.
- We barely know each other...
it won't seem right for me
to be alone with you there.
I didn't know what to do.
I was yery embarrassed.
I guess I really
pushed things too far.
He loyed it! Didn't I tell you?
I know what I'm doing.
Paulo is a conseryatiye guy
who liyed with his mother.
She probably used to say...
"Good girls don't go
to bachelors' homes. "
You sound like my mother.
Would you please stop
messing around with my things?
- It really is a bad habit.
- Sorry!
I haye to go.
I will pay you, Pereira, okay?
Okay? Trust me.
There will be a wedding soon.
Yeah, and a good party.
It's in the hole, okay?
Two, three days. Yeah, that's it,
at the latest. Okay?
How long haye you and Marlene
been going out? One, two months?
Yeah, one or two months.
As far as I know,
it's going okay, isn't it?
Yes, Nelson is
a wonderful guy.
Then, isn't it time to think
about getting married?
- Is it?
- Sure! I think of it all the time.
I loye going to the moyies.
So do I.
I like it more than anything.
- Want some popcorn?
- Yes.
I used to come a lot
when I was young...
to the matines
to see the old musicals.
We used to like it a lot.
Me and my mother.
Do you like to dance?
I'm going to tell you something
but don't laugh.
Some time ago,
before I went to the agency...
I enrolled in one
of those dance schools.
You did?
We could go out dancing some day.
Would you really like that?
I would. I loye to dance.
That's it. How can I go dancing?
Eyerybody knows
I'm as stiff as a broom!
I'm terrible!
You haye no idea.
- Relax, we'll find a way.
- What way?
You're kidding. I'm neyer
going to learn to do this.
The look In youreyes
When they meet mlne
Speaks of thlngs
That I cannot belleve
It's sWeet to dream and thlnk
That you
Love me
As I love you
But When the llluslon
Falls to pleces
It hurts the heart of a dreamer
Who dreamed too much
Oh,If only I could understand
What youreyes say
That's it!
But When the llluslon
Falls to pleces
It hurts the heart of a dreamer
Who dreamed too much
Oh,If only I could understand
What youreyes
You're ready. Good luck.
One, two, three, tum.
One, two, three, tum.
You must 'ye had
the same instructor I did.
One, two, three, tum.
- That was funny, wasn't it?
- Sure.
- My mother was a good dancer.
- Really?
Well, in her day...
her generation used to go
to dances all the time, right?
My mother always talks
about those club dances.
The tuxedos...
the silk stockings.
I'd like you to meet her.
I mean, I don't know
if you think it's too soon.
No, no way, I...
I'll inyite you both oyer
to dinner at my place.
Then you can get to see
my apartment.
- Would you really like that?
- I would.
What's your mother's
fayorite dish?
I'm dead, Mom.
Working hard, sweetie?
I'll tell you something.
Your daughter is a fighter.
I know, honey, I know.
Two people called for you.
The bank manager and someone else
who wouldn't say who he was.
I was looking through
your father's belongings...
and I thought that this here
should be worth...
No, Mom. I'll take care of things.
This doesn't mean anything
any more.
It just stays here,
locked in a box...
waiting to be looked at
eyery once in a while...
so it can bring back memories.
But the greatest memory
is here, locked away.
Oh, Mom... I'll find a way.
I'll get a good job soon,
and all of this will blow away.
Take this.
It should be enough
to pay our debts...
with enough leftoyer
to buy a good wine...
instead of that junk
your father liked.
I pretended that I liked it,
just to keep him happy.
You don't like that wine?
Then why do you buy it?
Memories, sweetie.
No, it's okay, Pereira.
The couple is going to hire me
to arrange the party...
get it?
No, for sure.
As soon as they do, I'll call you.
Okay, man?
No. Don't worry, Pereira.
No, eyerything's fine.
Okay, then,
see you later, Pereira.
Right, see you. Bye.
- We decided to get married.
- Wonderful! Look...
Look, I'm so happy. You...
- I'ye got goose bumps! Look.
- Loye, tell him. Go on.
We want you to be the best man.
I'ye got goose bumps again.
We'll let you know what
to wear later on.
Won't it be tails?
I don't know yet, loye.
After speaking to Mrcio...
we'll settle that. Mrcio is
the guy who'll arrange the party.
I told you we should ask him.
Mrcio arranged
my sisters' weddings.
How could I turn him down
for mine?
Okay. Man, it's going to be
a great party!
how long haye you and Cristina
been going out? Two months?
Two months and three days,
to be precise.
And eyerything is okay, right?
Couldn't be better. Cristina is
a wonderful girl. You were right.
Then it's time to think
about getting married.
- Already? Isn't it premature?
- No. No, listen carefully.
You're no longer a child.
Neither is Cristina.
How long are you
going to date?
Come on, man, time flies, get it?
- He knows how to cook, Cristina!
- Mom, stop it!
- Would you like wine?
- Sure.
- Cristina...
- Look, what a coincidence.
My father loyed that wine.
You haye no idea how that wine
brings back memories.
I could make the best cod
in the world...
but if we didn't haye
the wine that Mrio loyed...
he would not eat the cod.
Mrio was so stubborn, wasn't he?
He was. My father...
Allow me to serye you.
Do you like cod?
Oh, Cristina loyes it.
She gets angry with me
when I make cod...
because she's just like her father
and complains I spend too much.
- Can you belieye that?
- Mom...
- It seems you're a good cook.
- Mom.
Thank you, son.
Honey, I'll leaye the door open.
Don't be too long.
Your mother
is a wonderful woman.
- She really is...
- I loyed the dinner!
- Really?
- It was like a family dinner.
It was!
I just couldn't...
I just can't.
- I'm going to giye up.
- No way!
I don't know what to do, I don't
know what to say. What do I do?
Take it easy.
Easy, easy. Listen to me.
You're going
to ask her out to dinner.
Then you order some wine.
No, a good wine.
Then you open the wine,
fill your glass...
and drink the whole glass.
Got it?
You drink the first glass,
look into her eyes and say...
your eyes shine...
and fill me with life.
When you hold me...
I feel like I want
to freeze time...
stop all the clocks...
and stay glued
to your body.
I want to be with you
for the rest of my life.
Will you marry me?"
Got it?
Cristina, your eyes shine
and fill me with life.
When you hold me...
I feel like I want
to freeze time...
stop all the clocks
and stay glued to your body.
I want to be with you
for the rest of my life.
Will you marry me?
Well, then, will you?
I'm doing the right thing
for the yery first time.
Paulo is a wonderful man...
He's the best thing
that has eyer happened to me.
Didn't I say so?
How can I eyer thank you?
First, stop messing
around with my things.
And then, I...
I owe a guy some money
and he's bugging me.
You know that besides finding
partners, the agency...
also arranges
wedding parties and...
Chico, we want you to arrange
a wedding party fit for a princess.
- Don't we, honey?
- Yes.
Sometlmes I have never seen you
Sometlmes never lovers
Never more
Sometlmes I neverWanted you
Sometlmes never unhappy
Never anybody
I don't knoWyou anymore
Yourclothes are dlfferent
They're loose on me
The Words from your mouth
That's the one.
There are seyeral kinds
of decoration.
From the yery simple
to the most luxurious.
Don't you think this hall
is too big?
No. I don't think so.
I think it will do fine...
so you can show off
your dance steps.
- Want to see?
- No!
One, two, three, tum.
did you like it?
- Very much...
- Beautiful.
- Great.
- Great.
- Very good.
- Good.
- It's enormous, isn't it?
- Big.
- HoWare you?
- Flne. HoWare you?
- Flne.
- Just flne.
So,Is thls the apartment?
Well,If I had
somethlng better...
I think the wedding march
is a classic. I would haye it.
Just a minute. Excuse me.
- I loye that song.
- Do you know it?
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Oh, how loyely!
Let me see.
I'm going to start
with this chocolate clair.
That's right, I'll start
with the clair.
I'ye had so many lately,
why not one more?
Especially if it's chocolate.
We're not going
to eat all this.
We're going to eat all this.
- Didn't I tell you so?
- It's so good!
Iris's of Italian descent
and was raised in Minas.
She knows eyerything
about cooking and more.
I forgot the most important.
The "well-married" cupcakes.
- I loye them.
- Thank you.
I hayen't seen "well-married"
cupcakes for ages.
Funny. When I got married...
I thought these cupcakes
were made of eternal loye.
Today I know...
they're just two pieces
of sponge cake...
stuck together
with caramel.
Very sweet,
but with little "substance".
As my grandmother used to say:
"No substance. "
I bought some sweets and thought
Felipe might want some.
- It's late, isn't it?
- Yes.
He's sleeping.
His mother will loye making us some
coffee to haye with them. Come in.
It's been a long time since I ate
"well-married" cupcakes.
Would you like a piece?
They're really good!
We had fun, didn't we?
I think so.
Can I giye Felipe a kiss?
This cod is delicious.
You're sure you want
to serye cod, right?
- Absolutely sure.
- Okay.
- Cod brings me good luck.
- Well then, so be it.
Good luck.
Well, eyerything is ready.
We'ye won the game, right?
Thank you, Chico.
You sure made a habit
of hugging me!
Well, see you on Saturday?
See you on Saturday.
- Bye.
- Bye.
A friend of mine
told me to come here.
She said I should...
I thought it was weird,
but she insisted and...
She's a yery close friend.
She called
and made the appointment.
All my life I'ye been waiting...
for perfection.
The precise words...
to say at the right moment...
to the right person.
And time slipped by me.
And I didn't realize
that eyery day...
that eyery year that went by...
it would make it all harder.
How do we know
who the right person is, right?
I don't want to die all alone.
I don't want to think
about that woman who...
was so close and...
who I didn't hold and say...
"Stay with me. "
need to loye a woman.
I need to. Now I want to do
eyerything differently.
I don't haye a minute to spare.
Do you know
if there's anyone upstairs?
Up there? Excuse my asking,
but who are you?
I am Cristina's friend.
They're out. They both went out.
To see about last minute details
for the wedding.
- What details? Eyerything's ready.
- How do you know?
Because I arranged eyerything.
It's all ready.
Well okay, then.
Do you know if they'll
be out for long?
Well... I don't think so.
- Hi, Chico.
- Hi.
- Eyerything okay?
- Just fine.
- Is something wrong?
- No, I...
Nothing's wrong.
Say something, Chico!
- I...
- How about some coffee?
- Okay.
- Please.
- Haye a seat. I'll bring it in.
- Thanks.
- Sorry I came, it's just...
- Excuse me.
I wanted to know if eyerything
is okay for tomorrow.
It sure is.
Didn't you say it was?
- He said it was.
- Eyerything's just fine.
Eyerything's fine.
Excuse me.
Is eyerything really okay?
We had a lot of fun arranging
the wedding, didn't we?
We did.
It all worked out
in the end, right?
I haye to go. I wanted to be sure
eyerything was okay for tomorrow.
But Chico...
You didn't haye your coffee.
See you tomorrow?
See you tomorrow.
Very flexlble.
Because If you Wait around
forthe Ideal and perfect love...
you'll end upWith nothlng.
The Ideal love Is flexlble.
It's llke...
I thlnk of love as If it Were...
I thlnk of affectlon
as If it Were Water.
And the person...
- Walter?
- That guy Chico...
left this. He wanted you
to get it today, no matter what.
- But what is it?
- I haye no idea.
Your friend is a little odd,
isn't he?
- Good night.
- Good night.
I thlnk of love
as If it Were...
I thlnk of affectlon
as If it Were Water.
You can put the Water
Whereveryou llke.
And the Water shapes itself.
But it can be moved from
one vessel to another.
And it gets the shape
of the vessel.
The Important thlng
Is not to empty it.
- I am little shy.
- Ym all In here.
Thlngs get stuck Inslde me,
I can't get them out.
I really llke you.
I really llke you.
I really Wlsh
I dldn't need Words.
Ym just calllng to say
that I love you.
When We met,
oureyes met...
It must've been
Written In the stars...
Thank God!
I thought IWas golng out
With a frlend...
but suddenly I reallzed
that IWas Interested...
that there Was
somethlng here Inslde.
And so...
I really llke to dance.
So I...
What I feelWith my partner...
Is that I can trust hlm.
That When I lean on hlm,
he holds me up.
That When I make a mlstake
he supports me, When...
he makes a mlstake
I can support hlm.
Don't go, forGod's sake.
I love you,stay With me...
and dammit,glve me a chance,
or I can go With you.
And my heart Would be
broken to pleces.
I asked hlm to please
stay With me.
I just called to say I love you.
I begln to smlle In here
all the Way up...
and it takes over my Whole body.
I thlnk thls feellng
can only be love.
Llfe Without love Is not...
It doesn't exlst.
I trled to avold it,
but you Were strongerthan me.
I couldn't help it... IWant you.
- I love you.
Feel the beatlng of a heart
In a body up agalnst you.
You came closerto me
than anybody else.
I Invite you to be a partner...
a confldant.
What does a peartaste llke?
She says a pear
tastes llke pear...
sort of, there are some gralns
In them,it's sort of rough.
Then he turns to her and says...
"No,IWant to knoW What a pear
tastes llke to you. "
I really llke you.
- I can't explaln.
- I love you.
That's Why IWant you,
I adore and Worshlp you...
and Ym begglng you
to stay With me.
- I think it's going to rain.
- The weather doesn't look good.
- There.
- Wait, Walter.
I'ye neyer seen anyone suffer
so much because of a tie.
I hate these things.
- I think a coat would be just fine.
- Stand still.
- Isn't that too tight?
- Don't fuss with it!
Look at yourself in the mirror.
You look so good I'm beginning
to think you're someone else.
You're not too bad yourself,
you know?
Oh, Eunice...
If only we could go back
some 40 years, right?
If only you hadn't
introduced me to Mrio.
Forget it. Things were as they
were meant to be, you know.
Come in! The door is open!
Excuse me.
- Is the bride ready?
- Are you the driyer?
Just a moment, I'll get Cristina.
Well, Chico?
- Chico is your name, isn't it?
- Right.
Did you solye all things pending?
Eyerything is fine.
Don't you worry.
I see.
Hi. I insist on taking you
to the church.
So he's not the driyer?
Eunice, our cab is waiting.
- Come on.
- Don't push me!
You look loyely.
Are you ready?
- Don't touch it!
- It's too tight!
I'm so glad you came!
Did you think I would miss
my daughter's wedding?
- Walter.
- How are you?
Come on, it's going to rain!
- I need to go to the bathroom.
- Now?
Yes, now!
- Cristina!
- I'm coming!
Crlstlna,are you okay?
- Let's go?
- Are you ill?
- No. Let's go.
- Come on, come on.
Will you stop messing around?
What a bad habit!
What is it?
I don't know where
I put the damned key.
Did you drop it outside?
I had it in my hand!
Try to remember where you went.
I was in the car. Then you
were in the bathroom for ages... I went after you.
- You didn't leaye it in the car?
No, when I got out I took
the key out of the ignition!
- In your pocket?
- Not there.
- Are you sure? Look for it again.
- It's not there, I'm telling you!
- Don't shout at me!
- I'm not shouting!
- I'm taking a cab!
- No, wait.
I'm sorry I shouted at you.
It's just that I'm upset.
How do you think I feel?
It was in the other pocket.
Come on, come on!
You're going to be late!
I haye to go
to the bathroom again.
I... I'm going there.
Look,it's okay,alrlght?
It's okay, forget it.
I knoWmy tlmlngWas Wrong...
but I...
Forget it.
I neyer thought this...
would eyer
happen to me again.
Forget it. Forget it, I...
I better take a cab.
No, don't. I insist on taking you
to the church. Come on.
...I brought you an umbrella.
- Right. Thanks.
This is a mess.
Paulo is a wonderful man.
He's eyerything I eyer wanted.
He's well mannered, kind...
good-looking and...
Paulo is the best thing
that's eyer happened to me.
Say something!
I thought you had backed out.
I'm like your Juyentus.
I may lose, but I don't giye up.
Are you okay?
Just fine.
Are you sure?
It's not too late.
Stop it, Walter!
- Is that thing on?
- Yes.
Paulo... I'm sorry.
Aren't you coming?
When a heart
That Is tlred of sufferlng
Meets a heart
That Is tlred of sufferlng too
It's tlme to thlnk
That love
May suddenly appear
When there's somebody
That mlsses somebody
And that somebody
Doesn't understand
- Where are We golng to?
- I haven't the falntest Idea.