Holly (2024) Movie Script

My friend.
What would it be like up there?
Up there, in that apartment.
- It's a beautiful view for sure.
- True.
What the fuck is that dog doing here?
- He's six.
- OK.
- What did you have for lunch?
- Your mum.
Why don't you
take your brother with you?
I'm not her brother.
I'm a friend.
Sure, but don't you need to
put him on a leash?
- We're going.
- Bye, bye.
Come with us, Mito.
What the fuck.
Fuck you Trolly.
- What an awful smell.
- Fuck yes, unbearable.
I wanted to have a chat with you
because your results worry me a bit.
You seem a little absent minded
in class, so...
I wanted to know if
you're doing all right?
Do you feel good at school?
Do you have a lot of friends?
Only my sister and Bart.
are you being bullied sometimes?
Not when my sister is with me.
How do you feel about those people?
I don't know.
I don't think they really...
I feel pity for them.
Holly, I'm aware this is
a strange question but...
I overhear things here and there
of course.
Do they sometimes call you the witch?
Holly Meyers.
I just can't come to school.
My mum's already left.
I really can't come to school today.
I've got a bad feeling.
It's just not possible. I just can't.
I think... I just think...
I just think it's better
we don't go to school today.
Bad things are going to happen today.
I've got... It's a bad, bad day.
I've touched Holly.
The curse of the witch.
Yikes, the curse of the witch.
Don't touch me. I don't want it.
- Keep it for yourself.
- Behave yourself.
Holly's curse.
And that Holly smell.
Are you not well?
Are you not feeling well?
Maybe you should go inside for a bit?
- Eric, am I interrupting?
- No.
Did you give my proposition about
the bus excursion any thought?
Err, yes, yes.
Obviously, I'm not a trauma specialist
but I don't know if it's wise to spark
memories of the fire again.
- All those feelings that will come up.
- Absolutely, that's true,
you're right, but...
at the same time people have the need
to share their grief.
Yes, yes...
- Yes. Yes?
- And...
Yes, yes.
Nature is such a healing force.
It's so important to use that force.
- Yes, of course, nature is very...
- I firmly believe...
- I believe nature can help us.
- For sure.
For sure it can.
No you don't!
- I had to stand in the hallway.
- You can't. Go back in class.
- What's this?
- The cleaning lady sent me back in.
Back in the hallway!
Last week, we were talking about
the French revolution.
Not yet I said!
...compared to...
...and created a commune. So...
OK, Holly.
I'll explain our projects a bit.
Myself, and a couple
of other volunteers...
are offering help and assistance
to people in need.
I'm organising,
or choosing these projects...
and am looking for people who can
or want to help.
I was wondering if you would like
to be one of our volunteers?
What do I have to do?
Well, the next project we're organising
is an excursion by bus.
We're organising it with the school
for the relatives
of the victims of the fire.
What I need is practical help.
Carrying things, handing out stuff,
making sandwiches.
That sort of thing.
- OK.
- Yes?
You'd like to do it?
That's really nice. That's wonderful.
That's great.
From now on,
Holly is a part of our team.
And I have this for you.
Thank you.
This is the right time.
Can't I eat first?
It's just that I need to
go in 15 minutes.
First of all, I would like
to welcome you all.
to this remarkable excursion.
It's a trip we're making together
to reflect, but also, to be grateful.
And most of all, to come closer
to those we have lost.
The terrible drama at our school
has taken away our loved ones,
but I'm also convinced
that now is the time
to continue and to have faith
in the future.
I wish you all a very nice day.
Can you please change the music?
Thank you.
Nice to feel the sun.
Do you remember the girl
who made the strange phone call
- on the day of the fire?
- Yes.
She joined us as a volunteer.
There's something very special
about her.
As if she...
can somehow release
people of their grief.
I know that sounds weird.
Miss? How do you call
a black man on the moon?
I don't know.
An astronaut.
What else? Racist.
Bart, calm down.
Try to remember.
What went wrong?
- Nothing.
- You can't say that.
Yes, I can.
You can't say that.
Look at your mum. Bart.
- Remember my advice. Count to five.
- One, two...
Three, four, five.
- OK?
- No, I'm not OK.
I wanna go home.
Enough, calm down. Breathe.
- I always do everything well.
- Breathe in and out.
- Bart, that's not on.
- Alright.
You can't just have an angry outburst
whenever somebody says something
you don't like. It's not on.
I'm not doing anything wrong.
Can we talk about it now?
- No.
- Bart, calm down.
Let's just calm down.
Try to sit down. No, Bart.
They're real classics.
Cinderella, Pinocchio etc.
Five euro.
Yes or no?
Whatever. Give me five then.
I want this to open.
If it doesn't, it doesn't.
Let's have a look at that.
If we hold them close to each other
we will connect.
- We are connected.
- Yeah, look.
Sir, how much is this?
15 euro.
That's a pity.
This is the clip from the sports day.
Three weeks before the fire.
Sofie's standing by herself.
She's a bit down.
There's Holly.
She's packing her stuff.
Now something's about to happen.
Look what's about to happen.
Wait... it's going to happen now.
Holly touches her and...
suddenly her mood changes completely.
She's looking relieved and happy now.
Incredible, right? Happy.
The way she laughs. That moment.
I'll show it again.
I can keep watching it.
Holly, I would like
to ask you something.
Do you remember Sofie,
who has died in the fire?
Her mother joined us on the bus trip,
and she would like to see you again.
- Would that be OK?
- Why?
She'd love to talk to you.
- I can come along if you want.
- OK.
OK? I'll arrange it.
The night after the bus trip,
I had an unusual dream.
Sofie came to me...
and said she was fine.
And that you were with her,
and took care of her.
When I said you were here,
and not in heaven,
she answered you sometimes
visited her...
and could go back and forth
between here and heaven.
It made total sense and felt so real.
As if it wasn't a dream.
And you know what?
It comforts me to know
you were with her.
That's why I wanted to see you.
To thank you.
Can I hold your hand?
I miss her so much.
She was such a beautiful angel.
Mama is here, sweetheart.
Mama's here.
- "A better world. - VOLUNTEER"
Can you help me?
What's the problem?
I've got no family,
and don't know where to go.
We'll help you. I'm here for you.
I promise I will help you.
- I need help, please.
- I promise I'll help you.
- Milk? Sugar?
- No, black.
- It's hot.
- Thank you.
Here you are.
You made me jump.
- How did you get in?
- The door was open.
Listen, son.
You can't just walk in here like that.
My dog is here somewhere,
have you seen her?
Your dog, really?
- Bart, take that dog outside please.
- Can I go see Holly?
Out with that dog, my dear! Now!
He's there, woof.
- Come on.
- Calm down.
- You know my landlord doesn't allow dogs.
- He's gonna pee.
Don't stress him out, or he'll pee.
- Get him out now, please.
- Can I see Holly first?
Get that dog out of here first.
There she is.
- What's his name?
- Mito.
- Metoo, come, out.
- Mito.
- Out.
- Come on, Mito.
- Take that with you.
- We're going home.
We have to get out of here.
And all the hair, really.
It's a dog, you know.
- Out.
- I'm going to see Holly.
Don't you need to walk that dog home?
- Can I see Holly now?
- Yes, go on.
Can you tell me why those pupils
are still in the corridor?
I'm waiting until someone tells me
who's written on the wall.
Right. It doesn't look as if
this is going to happen.
They've been there for nearly an hour.
That's a shame for them,
but the person responsible...
is punishing the group.
I get that,
but I want them back in class.
Me too, but if the guilty party
doesn't step forward...
- I understand, but it's not
- going to happen.
If we tell them to get back in class,
then everything I said
is of no value whatsoever,
and they need to
understand these things.
I understand, but they've been out
for nearly an hour,
and I want classes to continue.
I want that too,
but I can't help it
if they're being so stubborn.
Again, they need to understand
these things.
Who's written on the wall?
I don't care if you have or not,
you won't be punished,
just raise your hand,
and we can all move on.
It wasn't one of us.
I don't care, raise your hand...
and we can continue with our classes.
You, raise your hand.
I haven't done anything.
I don't care. Raise your hand
or you'll be punished.
Perfect. Don't ever do that again.
- Back to class.
- What is this?
What on earth is this?
I found something
that'll be more effective.
You OK?
Everything's going to be fine.
Hold on to this.
It may hurt more than usual.
It's a higher dose.
- There you go.
- Thank you.
And always check your temperature.
Fingers crossed.
I really think
she could help you as well.
Since the fire you're so...
So 'what'?
I don't know.
You're having such a hard time.
She would be able to.
She could really help you.
Here you go.
- Coke.
- Thanks.
Pour me a glass, will you?
Don't eat too many of those crisps.
- Why not?
- Those are my mum's favourites.
- Which crisps aren't her favourite?
- I'm closing the bag.
- Don't touch.
- But no!
- Which aren't her favourite crisps?
- All crisps are her favourites.
My mum is fat you know.
She eats a lot.
- Yeah, she's fucking fat.
- She loves food.
I know five fat people,
and your mum is three of them.
She can help him. She can cure him.
- Hi.
- Hi.
I usually don't have to pay for this.
Where did you take them?
Back there, with the stuff
that didn't get sold.
I see. Can I have a look?
- Yes, all good. Here you go.
- Thank you.
I saw all the pain, panic, screaming.
It was really...
It was really horrible.
I really had no clue what to do.
I'm not a fireman.
But if I hadn't panicked,
I maybe could have saved lives.
I know what it's like
to be alone in a dark place,
and to be afraid to tell anyone.
Those people don't suffer any more.
And it breaks their heart
to see you so unhappy.
There's no point
in suffering like this.
You've done all you could.
They're fine now. It's over.
It's polished agate.
So sweet.
Are you feeling better?
Yes, I think I'm OK.
I can tell.
It's been a year
since she passed away.
I had a dream about your mother.
Did you?
She was happy in my dream.
She said everything was OK, because
she knows her family loves her.
Does this happen with a lot of people?
Why did it happen with my mother?
I don't know.
It wasn't really a dream,
because I wasn't asleep.
But it felt like it.
What else did she say?
She said she loved 'ghost'.
How do you know she called me 'ghost'?
That's what she said.
So she said she loves me?
A lot.
- You don't need to.
- Just take it.
Thank you.
Let me know when you dream of her again.
- Have you seen Holly?
- No.
I can't find her anywhere.
- Have you seen Holly?
- No.
- Have you seen Holly?
- What's up, moron?
- Have you seen Holly?
- The witch?
- Can I ask you something, sir?
- What's happened to you?
Have you seen Holly?
Did you have a nosebleed?
- Do you know where she is?
- Did you wash your hands?
- No.
- Hello? Yes.
Yes, that's fine.
- Have you washed your hands?
- No, it doesn't matter.
- Wash your hands first.
- Where is Holly?
- Wash your hands first.
- Answer my question.
No, it's all arranged.
- First wash your hands.
- No.
- Come on.
- I can't find Holly.
Not now!
Go wash your hands. Then we can talk.
Come on...
- I've got bad news.
- OK.
The follicle wasn't strong enough.
It wasn't enough for conception.
We will restart the procedure,
and move on.
We're not giving up, are we?
Why can all these
fucking awful mothers
who've never done anything right
have children, and I can't?
I hate all those mothers so much.
They're always giving me these looks
as if they understand.
I know they think
they're better than me.
It's so unfair.
Where did you get that?
I bought it with money I was given.
Do people give you money?
People give you money to talk to them?
Yes. "Gather friends, all around."
So this is the first song.
The choir starts with
"Gather friends, all around."
OK, so when the choir sings this,
you can all...
OK, thank you.
When the choir sings...
Yes, put those over there.
When the choir... Yes, OK, thank you!
Stop! Thank you.
When you hear that song
you can all move over there.
Is that clear?
OK, then the choir continues.
Go ahead... yes, continue singing.
- Can you manage?
- No, it's stuck.
So pretty.
Nobody's ever given me flowers before.
Look at them, they're beautiful.
They are really magnificent.
And real ones as well.
For a mother. For a wonderful mother.
Who has given birth to an angel.
I don't even know who wrote the card.
Dawn? Here, read this.
For a wonderful mother.
Dawn, can you take a picture of us?
The flowers and me.
Come on girl, take a picture.
But I don't care!
Dawn! It's the first time ever
I was given flowers.
So what?
- These are pretty, aren't they?
- Yes.
- There you go.
- Thank you.
There you go.
- There you go.
- Thank you.
Enjoy your meal.
I noticed you have a new bracelet...
and new sneakers as well?
I think it may be a bit confusing
for the people here.
They have nothing and then they see you
with new shoes and jewellery.
Shall we catch the bus together?
No, I need to do some stuff.
Do you have homework?
No, I need to do something for Dawn.
What kind of things?
Why does it matter?
No, I just want
things to be OK between us.
Yes, OK.
Thank you for your visit.
You have such a kind heart.
This is for you.
For your mother, your sister.
For your visit.
We need to be there for one another.
Thank you.
Please miss, some change.
Change please. Change.
That's for the children.
Some change, miss!
It's for the children.
Miss, some change please.
Those are toys for the kids.
Careful! No!
I beg you, miss. Please.
- Miss, cigarettes?
- No cigarettes.
- Please, I need cigarettes.
- No cigarettes.
- Miss. Cigarettes. The cigarettes.
- Oh no, those are for children.
Children's clothing.
For children, yes. For children.
Yesterday, a man...
asked me to bless his cap.
What did you do?
I put my hand on it.
That's nice.
Really nice. Don't laugh.
- Very nice, Holly.
- Your sister did well.
- She made that man happy.
- So she has. Well done.
- So beautiful.
- Super beautiful.
Don't mock it.
Sir? Sir?
Does this open?
- You can't open it.
- Why not?
- Because that's how it's made.
- Pity.
Sir, I would really like it to open.
- It won't.
- Why not?
I'd like that.
Does it really not open?
I would really like it to open.
What's up, Bart?
Hey, moron!
Come on, ignore them.
It's nothing new.
- What was that?
- Fuck you!
Why are you acting tough?
- Did you say fuck you?
- No.
Fuck off!
Keep running, dude.
Bart, wait.
Bart, wait!
Bart, what the hell.
Why did you provoke those guys?
It's okay.
They couldn't do me anything.
Nothing could happen to me.
You were there.
You protect people.
- Is that what you think?
- Yes.
Don't ever do that again, alright?
Those guys are losers.
Come here.
- I love you, you know?
- OK.
- Yes, since November on my birthday.
- I remember it was freezing.
Excuse me.
Holly, I recognized you and we are
delighted to have you here.
Therefore, I want to offer you
drinks on the house.
- Thank you!
- It's a real honour.
You shouldn't have, but thank you!
And one coke.
- Cheers Holly!
- Cheers. Thank you.
I really don't want to disturb you
but we're so happy to have Holly here.
It's an honour for us too.
Thank you.
Thank you, it's special for us as well.
- Sir, thank you.
- Yes, cheers.
Really. Come on, Holly.
Can you show some enthusiasm?
Excuse me. The people at that table
would really like to see Holly.
Come sweety, stand up
so those people can see you.
Come on bitch, just do it.
So they can see Holly.
- She's a bit shy you know.
- That's OK.
- She's been raised very modestly.
- Get on your chair for the people.
- Just do it.
- Holly.
It's what people want.
Just do it.
Holly, Holly!
Just do it, come on.
Maybe I can move the chair
so she can stand on it?
By the way, you're getting
dessert on the house.
Dessert on the house. Everyone.
Holly! Holly!
Miss, can I ask you something?
Of course.
Well, I'm...
I'm not feeling so well.
When I called on the day of the fire...
I don't really know what I felt then.
I don't think it was anything special.
I just said what I said, and that's all.
How you felt turned out
to be a premonition.
Something must've warned you.
And even so, Holly,
it feels as if your decision
had a much deeper meaning.
It just got out of hand.
It was never my intention to...
I just felt bad.
Don't blame yourself, Holly.
You've done well.
It's difficult for you to understand.
It's even difficult for us
to understand.
You can do unusual things.
You have to accept
that you have something...
that other kids don't have.
Maybe a certain sensitivity.
Maybe it comes from above,
we don't know.
There's something
very special about you.
I'm just so tired.
I understand.
It must be hard to carry such a task.
They won't have it in stock.
You'll have to order it.
Do we need paracetamol?
- Yes, some one gram tablets.
- I'll be back in a bit.
I would like to thank you.
I would like to thank you for Holly.
She is wonderful.
Since she came to see me at home,
a lot has changed.
What she does is so beautiful.
- Have you seen her?
- Yes, it was well worth the money.
- Thank her again.
- Yes, bye.
- Do you need help?
- No miss.
- Sir?
- Yes?
- Can I help you with anything?
- No, no.
Sir, can I help you with anything?
Why aren't you in school?
- Why aren't you in school?
- I don't feel good.
What do you mean?
Then what are you doing here?
- Nothing.
- Yes you are.
I just want to be alone.
I don't care you want to be alone.
I'm talking to you.
What's wrong?
- Hey.
- Just let me be.
No, I won't.
How's Bart doing today?
Are you feeling well?
Can you try and tell me how you feel?
Do you still have nightmares?
Can you tell me what happens?
There's a disaster,
and people are panicking...
and I try to save them.
You're trying to save them?
- Yes.
- And are you successful?
Yes, and then I'm a hero.
I really want to be a hero.
Are these people suffering?
Are they in pain?
And how do you feel about that?
Fine, because I'm saving them.
And that's a good thing.
Do you have the feeling you had
before, feeling guilty?
I don't feel guilty.
But I know there are people out there
who're sorry I'm still alive,
and that good people
have perished in the fire.
Why do you think that, Bart?
It's not what I think, I know it.
That's how they feel.
Has anyone told you this?
No, I just know. I'm not stupid.
What are you doing here?
I'm here to help.
I haven't asked you to come, have I?
Is something wrong?
Can I stay here a while?
I didn't ask you to come.
There are enough people here.
We don't need help.
I know you've seen people
behind my back,
and have asked them for money.
People who are suffering...
and you've taken advantage of them.
- I helped them.
- No, you took advantage of them.
- They're always happy with what I do.
- You abused them.
You know everything, don't you?
You feel so special you believe
you can do it all by yourself?
You're not special.
You're just like all the others.
You proved it by taking advantage
of vulnerable people.
Miss, do you remember me?
Miss, you said
you were going to help me.
I'm from the shelter.
I'm Gabor. You were going to help me.
I'm sorry, I can't help you.
Maybe the centre can help you.
I'm so glad I found you.
Miss, please.
Sorry, I really can't help you.
Miss, you promised.
- I can't help you.
- Miss, please.
Can I help you?
- No, it's fine.
- Is this boy bothering you?
Shall I call the police,
get him to leave?
No, it's fine, I'll take care of it.
Miss, you said you would save me.
What do you mean? I can't save you.
Don't come in here,
and stop bothering people.
Emergency in room 318.
Hey, what are you doing here?
They are super shady.
They'll take your money.
Come. What the fuck.
They'll steal from someone
like you just like that.
Do you still have everything?
Mobile phone? Wallet?
- Yes.
- Yes? Come with me.
They'll rob you. They're super quick.
Come. You're lucky to run into me.
They'll steal anything.
People are dangerous here.
Where are we going?
I feel really bad.
You have to help me.
Come. You need to come with me.
Everything fine?
No, I have to sit down.
I've got a headache.
Where do you want to sit?
This way.
Weren't you going to help me?
Instead of helping those people,
you could help me.
Can I use your mobile?
I need to call someone.
- What's your code?
- 1107.
Give me your wallet.
- Why?
- Give me your wallet.
Why are you angry?
Where are your cards?
Your card?
How did you pay for
the coat and the shoes?
Take off your coat.
Take it off.
Get on with it.
And your shoes, move it.
Take off your shoes now.
Faster, come on.
At last.
Do you know what time it is?
Holly, where are your shoes?
Don't you say hello anymore?
Are you dying, Holly?
What happens when you die?
I think you go to heaven.
I mean, when you die.
Can I get your things?
- Yes.
- OK.
Are you still being bullied?
Don't believe
what people say about you.
Don't believe them
if they say you're weird.
You aren't.
Maybe special, but not weird.
For me you're more normal
than everybody else.
Don't let them fool you, OK?