Love According to Dalva (2022) Movie Script

- Help me.
Jacques. Release him.
Let go of me. Dalva.
You cannot do this.
Stop her.
Release her.
Take him away.
- Dalva.
- Stop.
Let him go.
- Let go of her.
- Dalva.
- Release him.
Let go of me.
Stop her.
Come on.
Open up.
Open up.
Can you undress?
I need to see your dress.
- No. The dress is a gift.
Sorry, Dalva.
He is needed for the investigation.
What investigation?
- From the police.
That's all I know.
I promise you'll get it back.
You will get different clothes from us.
Can you undress behind the screen?
I need to examine you.
Can you lift your arms?
Can I look under your shirt?
I want to ask you
To lie on your back.
Can you take off your underpants?
Do you know the frog pose?
Spread your legs
and press the soles of your feet together.
I use a small compress
for cleansing.
I just check that everything is in order.
Hi, Dalva.
I'm Jayden.
I'm a youth worker.
That's my colleague, Zora.
This is the Givet shelter.
You stay with us, okay?
Don't be afraid. Here you are safe.
Not far from home. Are you from Bony?
She's from Bony, right?
- Yes.
Oh, shit. Hey.
- Wait.
Let go.
- Quietly.
Are you okay?
- Take it easy.
It's okay.
This is so you don't wake everyone up.
Tomorrow you will get your room.
These are the lockers for your belongings.
The cafeteria where you have meals...
- What kind of meals?
Possibly stay here for a while.
A request from the prosecutor.
- Who is that?
Someone to protect your rights.
- My rights?
What rights?
We continue. This is the living room.
You may be here from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
There is a TV and video games,
comic books, foosball table.
Here you can be with others.
Shall we continue?
But why do I have to stay here?
This is the office of the youth workers.
This is where you will find us.
Always knock first.
Wait here for me.
Why does the prosecutor want me to stay here?
He thinks this is better.
He thinks you might be in danger
with your father.
Here. Your bedding.
You will share a room with Samia.
She is here because she
kicked out of school for a week.
Didn't your mother teach you
to knock first?
What is this?
I said smoke outside.
Guys too.
That's not in the rules.
- Samia.
Who is she?
She? That's Dalva. Your new roommate.
What, are you serious?
Is that her suitcase?
- Damn...
What nonsense.
Replacing Kenza with Barbie.
Why is my suitcase here?
The police brought your things.
They only found these clothes.
They're looking for a phone. Do you have one?
- No.
I don't want to stay here.
You don't decide that. The judge does.
Meals are at noon and 7 p.m.
New girl. Come and sit here.
There's a spot.
We are kind. We don't bite.
Come here.
Jayden, introduce us.
I've been single for five years.
Be quiet.
- Keep quiet. That's enough.
Eat quietly, please.
Do you want something?
You need energy.
Where is he?
- Jacques.
He is being questioned.
That with the camera?
- Yes.
But we don't film adults.
Did he ask where I was?
Dalva, he's not coming to get you.
Let's sit down.
Jayden. Here.
Here so.
You can sit here, please.
You had to sit down.
- Yes.
Is this good for you?
Give Dalva a warm welcome, okay?
Nice clothes.
That's a nice dress. It's neat.
Yes, I come from a decent family.
Lots of money so...
- Why are you here?
I don't know.
Liar. We all know
why we are here.
Me because my mother is a whore
Who can't take care of me.
How about you?
Is it your mother?
Your father, then?
He never hurt me.
Whose fault is it?
You are going too far.
She doesn't even know who that is.
Mr. Dorkel?
- Yes.
I am Mrs. Kouten.
- Nice to meet you.
I am Leila Kouten, your attorney.
I'm here to defend you.
- From what?
Do you understand why you are here?
Because you make a mistake?
- No.
We received a report from the neighborhood.
The prosecutor wants an investigation.
We were worried,
so we got you out of the house.
We have your survey results.
From what I've seen,
your father is accused
of kidnapping and incest.
Do you know what incest is?
- He didn't do anything.
Maybe he wants you to think.
- No, it's not like that.
- Where is he?
In Reims, on remand.
People who commit serious crimes
go there.
When will I see him again?
Not before the trial.
Dalva, wait.
What are you doing?
I'm going to Jacques. I want to talk to him.
That's going to be tricky.
I can ask a judge's permission
to write to him.
I want to see him. I want to go home.
- You can't.
Are you out of your mind?
Hey, young lady.
What are you doing?
Come back.
Young lady.
- That is forbidden.
Where did you go?
Do you really think
that you can just go to jail?
That you ring the bell and they let you in?
Don't walk away like that all the time.
Apart from the shelter
you have nowhere to go.
I would like you to understand
what's going on
with you and your feelings.
Can a father and daughter
not love each other?
It's a little more complicated.
A father and daughter may
share mutual affection, but...
...not sexual...
And if he does that to protect her?
Against whom?
- Others. Who don't know how.
What don't they know?
For you, is there a difference between
loving and making love?
No, if there is love,
a woman has to know how to do it.
Should you see her dress.
She looks like my grandmother used to.
This is too much of an exaggeration.
What year is it?
And those old earrings.
Dalva, are you going to a gala?
It's okay if she wants to be a lady.
Stop it.
Put on your makeup.
- Don't get involved.
Make an effort, seriously...
Can I use your lipstick?
Yes, go ahead.
Look at her dirty lipstick.
Where is Dalva?
Jayden has been looking for her for ten minutes.
Does she also have a driver?
Sorry, ma'am,
But you can't go to school like that.
Why not?
- Dress the way you want here,
But for school, you can't.
Do you have any advice for me?
- Yes.
I have plenty of advice.
Do you see how you dress?
See how rebellious Barbie is.
That's enough. Get something out of your room.
What then? I won't give that whore anything.
Hurry. We're in a hurry.
Come on. We don't have time.
Nice jacket.
Do you even have taste?
A girl your age
Doesn't dress like that.
I'm not a girl.
I am a woman.
You're not a woman yet.
You are a young girl.
She's new, isn't she?
- Chill, man. Don't.
She's nice.
Silence, please.
There is someone who wants to introduce himself.
Just tell me where you're from
and what your name is.
Dalva Keller. I live in Bony.
What a liar.
You live in the Givet shelter.
Samia, don't. That's Dalva's business.
She tells everyone nonsense.
- That's enough. Get out.
Do you want to go with Samia?
No, sir.
Sit down.
Today we are going to talk
about the Pythagorean theorem.
Does anyone know them?
Of course not.
Hey, wait.
Dalva, wait.
Do you live in Bony?
I come from there,
but never saw you.
I recently moved.
- Really?
Where did you live before that?
Don't you remember?
- No.
We moved often.
Didn't you live in La Havetire?
Do you know what happened there?
Here's the thing,
there was a man recently arrested
For raping his daughter.
Some people are disturbed.
What's that?
I borrow your clothes and you do this?
Couldn't you be careful?
Do you know how hard I worked for this?
I'm sorry...
It's the first time...
Thinks she's a woman,
But is a baby.
Here's pads.
I had it too when I came here.
I called your mother.
We talked for a long time.
She had filed a report
of kidnapping filed.
You're lying. She left.
Remember that?
He cried constantly.
Have you tried
contacting her?
Why? She didn't love us anymore.
We think it's good
to see her again.
I don't want to see her.
Him did.
And this? Cool, right?
Do you really want me to wear that?
It is in.
So what?
You have to be in.
To make you happy?
We have 15 minutes
to spend 100 euros.
We are not leaving empty-handed.
This one. Yes or no?
What do I get when I wear it?
When I get to see my father, I carry him.
Do you think you can bribe me?
You have 15 minutes.
I'll see you at the checkout.
I've never done this on my own.
Have you never shopped before?
Never picked out clothes?
I don't know...
Look around first and...
Do you have a favorite color?
Don't you have one?
- No.
Come on. Kiss.
No worries.
La had that, too. Only it was her uncle.
He raped her for a year.
Then a crazy thing happened.
She got big bumps
all over her body
and eczema on her arms, abdomen and thighs.
How did it end?
Her mother discovered it.
Poor child. What a shame.
Yes, and that uncle
Came to an institution.
- Not jail?
My mother says
that pedophiles deserve the death penalty.
Are you okay?
Wait, come back.
Why did you say that?
Come back.
Shut up.
Why do you tell those girls
about your life?
Don't tell anyone at school.
Nobody gets it.
I didn't say anything.
- Probably not.
Because of you, they know I'm in the shelter.
They say my father is a pedophile.
Isn't that the truth?
School and daycare are not the same thing.
At daycare, you can talk.
We don't care what happened.
We are all scum.
We are not like them.
We never will be.
Samia, come on. We're going to be late.
I'm done. Damn.
What's wrong with the fat bitch?
What are you doing?
Pissed in bed?
It's okay. No worries.
I've had enough. My final warning.
Are you staying?
Hello, dear.
You are so big...
That's not my mother.
seeing each other again, after all these years,
is hard, isn't it?
What does she want from me?
I've been looking for you...
Do you think you can come back?
I didn't leave.
- No.
I left your father
Because he was suffocating
We would get shared custody,
But he left with you.
I looked for you everywhere.
You were five.
Why didn't you find me?
He moved constantly.
I have never forgotten you.
I thought I was going crazy.
If I had known...
- What?
That he would abuse you...
- Dalva, stop.
- Release her.
- Let go of me.
- Wait.
What are you doing? Open up.
Dalva, stop.
When do you stop hurting yourself?
When I see him.
Tell. I want gossip.
You are a radio. You talk a lot.
No, Medhi, please.
No worries.
Dalva, what is this?
When will your blackmail stop?
It's deranged. You really scare them.
I go to her.
Quiet! He is coming.
What is all this?
If this continues, we will have you admitted.
Is that what you want?
You don't decide that. The judge does.
He doesn't want to see us anymore.
- I called him yesterday.
He is coming.
Let's go.
Shall we sit?
What is that?
Cut myself while shaving.
We get disposable blades.
It's outrageous.
Fortunately, I only shave for you.
You look beautiful.
I did my best.
So do I.
But here I am not allowed
not iron my clothes.
Neither do I.
They say girls my age
don't dress like that.
I don't care. I don't believe them.
I said you didn't do anything,
never forced me,
But no one is listening.
They say I'm in danger with you.
That what we did was forbidden,
That you know, that you told....
I don't believe them.
I just pretend to. Promise.
Even at school...
They say you are a pedophile.
It's true...
Why do you say that?
It's true what they say...
Do not touch.
Sit down, please.
Sit down.
Go to the front room.
We're coming to get you.
Samia said you were here.
How do you feel?
Should I leave you alone?
This is all because of you guys.
What do you mean?
You told him the same things,
but he believed you.
What things?
That what we were doing was wrong.
Why do you say "we"?
He taught you that.
I never said no.
There is a difference
- I don't care.
Now it is too late.
Because of you, he doesn't love me anymore.
That's not true.
What if your father admitted
what he did
Because he loves you?
We were not alone. That's why he said.
And if you had been alone
And he had told that?
Joke. There is no fire.
I wanted you to come out.
Do you want to smoke?
Try it. It will do you good.
I don't know. To kill time.
When my mother finished clients,
I sat in my room
and I knew that one customer
was three cigarettes.
Try it.
I can't.
Why not? Do you have cancer?
It is vulgar.
What is vulgar? Smoking?
It is vulgar for women.
Who told you that?
Your father again?
Wouldn't you say he should fuck off?
Hasn't he lied enough?
This is the first time.
Later it will get better.
How sensitive you are.
Don't worry.
It's because of the cigarette.
There's a lot of junk in it.
As a result, your eyes sting.
Straighten it out
and put it in.
Grab some tobacco and push it in.
It stinks.
Hi, Dalva. How are you?
- Hi.
Where were you?
Stay out of it, bitch.
I was sick.
Do you want to be a pit bull?
I'm doing well now. I'm better.
How are you guys doing?
Wow, your hair has really grown.
- Yes, really.
Isn't that your real color?
I also want to be painted like that.
Do you color your hair?
- Yes.
No, at the hairdresser's.
We went once a month.
Isn't your hair dead then?
She only did the outgrowth.
How old were you when you started?
- Nine.
- No.
What are you doing?
Come with me.
What to do with them?
Come back! Damn it.
Can I participate?
Of course.
Here's room.
Yes, there is room here.
Don't talk like that.
Would you like to join too, pit bull?
Be careful what you say.
Move over.
Forward. Play.
- Dalva?
Truth or dare?
Don't you know this game?
You just have to choose.
Or you choose "truth
and she asks you a question
Or 'dare' and you have to do something,
like kissing.
Did you blow your father?
- Shut up. Why do you say that?
Lucile, shut up.
She said "truth. I asked a question.
That's not a question.
What kind of question then?
Just shut up. Don't say that.
Stop it, Dalva.
Why don't we send these children
not to specialized centers?
It's always the same.
And when do they return
to "your" society?
We are not equipped
for problems like Dalva's.
I can see that.
Do you realize how serious this is?
It will be a mission
to find a school.
What am I going to do with you?
Trashing her office.
You should have taken the PC.
Why didn't you do that?
You pick it up and smash it.
Next time.
She really is a beast.
Come on. Die!
Come on.
Damn, that's bad.
Wait. Go back.
She really deserved it.
Oh my goodness! She got hit.
Wow. I'm amazed.
Here, please.
Respect. This is to celebrate.
Come on. Take it.
Come on. Drink.
Come on. Drink.
- Respect.
You deserve it.
What are you doing? Thief. Get that bottle.
Come on. Give it here.
- I want a sip.
A small sip.
Hold on. I'm mimicking her.
Even drunk, you are just like a lady.
Kidding. I really like
The way you are.
Then teach me.
Normal walking.
Like me?
- Yes.
Okay, so...
Hands in your pockets.
I don't have pockets.
Good. Then look straight ahead.
And relax a little bit.
Look for you.
Don't laugh.
You're walking and no one
is supposed to want to talk to you.
Stop it. I don't walk like that.
It's not even funny.
Hey, guys. Look.
I know.
Three, two, one and...
Oh, no.
Why is she smiling?
What does she do?
What are you doing?
I will eat with you.
You can't.
Why not?
What is the problem?
Am I just a child?
Have you been drinking?
Have you been drinking, Dalva?
I think it's a stupid rule.
We'll talk about it tomorrow. It's bedtime.
We'll talk about it tomorrow. Stand up.
It's okay.
Come on.
Good night.
One - zero. For me.
- I'm so good.
Do you hear me?
- Come on...
Honey, it's important
that we talk about this.
Come on.
It has been confirmed.
Your aunt called. It's good...
She would like to take you in.
But I didn't ask for anything.
This was already established. This was temporary.
So I get two weeks
before you put me on the street?
We don't.
- Going to my aunt's is the same thing.
She's not.
- She is just like my mother.
No. She took responsibility
for you and us.
She only does it for the money.
Just because she gets money,
does not mean she is not involved.
Do you know her?
You've seen her for two hours
and trust her?
Okay, listen. We'll leave it at that.
We'll talk further when you're calm.
You can all fuck off.
Is Montherm far away?
You have to take the bus.
You can come
if the youth workers trust you enough.
Does your aunt approve of that?
That doesn't give a shit. She's never around anyway.
You are lucky that your mother wants you back.
What if it's because of money?
Are you crazy? Your parents get nothing
if they take you back.
They don't get paid
to raise their own child.
What if I don't want to see my mother anymore?
Are you serious?
What do you have against her?
What does she do for work?
I don't know.
Does she have children?
I don't know.
Future tense: "I will come.
Conditional time.
'The problem is not with other people,
'change the person when in doubt.'
Damn. I don't get it.
My father was a better teacher.
I am not your father.
I am your youth worker.
And what am I to you?
A young person under the protection
of Child Protection.
Come on. Solve it yourself.
What is the answer? A, B or C?
Come. You usually get it all right.
It stinks.
Don't blink.
- Yes.
You don't like it?
- No, it's ugly.
That's gross.
I look like my mother.
It has nothing to do with that.
- What?
Your mother and you.
You are not the same.
What are you doing?
- Isn't it clear?
Why? What interests you?
Why are you doing this to me?
What is that?
A gift.
What for?
To thank you.
Forget it. I don't want to go.
Yep. It's going to be great.
Wow. Look.
Hey, guys. Girls.
Okay, act normal.
You leave us amazed.
Are you opening it?
With that, you can run away from your aunt.
Apple juice with bubbles for everyone.
Hey, friend. Are we keeping it clean?
What, do you have a problem?
Go play somewhere else.
- Are you jealous?
Leave her alone.
- I'll beat the shit out of him.
I'll finish him off.
- Don't talk to him like that.
I did nothing.
- Outside.
I didn't do anything.
- That's enough.
It's okay. We'll keep dancing.
Why did you leave?
- Leave me alone.
No. What's wrong with you?
- What?
Do I have to explain
how you ruined my evening?
I didn't do anything. It was Shrif.
What, you didn't move your ass?
Why were you acting like a whore?
I am not a whore.
Well. That's all your father taught you.
Shall I take you home?
No, thanks.
What are you doing here?
Go to sleep.
What do you want?
I'm afraid.
What for?
To be alone...
To never again
be important to anyone.
Come here.
It will be fine.
No. Don't touch me.
Who is that?
Hello, my name is Dalva Keller.
I was your neighbor girl.
Did you hurt yourself?
Hello. I'm Jayden.
I've come to pick up Dalva.
Yes, please come in.
- Thank you.
The girls are upstairs.
Good thing you called.
A present.
Don't move. I grab a mirror.
Do you think she likes it?
You look very beautiful.
Just like when you were little.
You know, I...
I have pictures on my phone.
Would you like to see them?
Do you remember that?
- Yes.
In the hammock in the garden.
And I fell asleep.
I still have that hammock.
Do you have children?
You have a little brother.
He is two.
His name is Lo.
I also have pictures of him.
Look, here.
Do you have a husband?
We are not married,
but I have a partner.
His name is Vincent.
And we live together...
The three of us, I mean.
What about you? Do you have any friends?
I have a best friend.
- Yes?
What is her name?
That's a beautiful name.
She no longer lives here.
But I go to her.
That's great.
She wanted to know what kind of work you do.
Right now I work in a restaurant.
I'm a waitress.
But in September I go back to school
To become a caregiver.
Do you know what you want to do later?
I never thought about it.
If you want, next time we can
think about it together.
Please stand up.
You may be seated.
The court is examining the case
in which Mr. Jacques Keller
is the accused.