Play or Die (2019) Movie Script

Ready? Go.
I guess you don't take
the card under a tenner, right?
What do you want?
Nice to see you too.
I don't know.
To check up on you?
You came here
to check up on me?
I'm worried about you.
You look tired.
Stop, Chloe.
What do you really want?
The final part of Paranoia
starts today.
- Get out.
- I'm serious.
We're only one level short
of entering the game.
Only one puzzle
left to solve.
- Get out of here.
- I'm sure you can solve it.
No one's ever been as far as you
in Paranoia.
I don't give a shit.
Do you understand?
It's all over, Chloe.
Are you listening to me?
- It all begins today.
- No, you listen to me.
I haven't seen your face
in months,
and the first thing
you want to do is come in here
and talk to me
about this bullshit.
We spent a year 24/7 sitting in
front of our computers,
searching for a lead,
for nothing.
You're not interested in
the million-euro prize?
I don't want to go back to
that place. It destroyed us.
You know that's
not what destroyed us.
Just think of what the two of us
could do with a million euros.
The two of us?
I read an article in the paper
about two black swans
that disappeared from the zoo
in Manchester.
Two black swans.
That's the emblem
of Paranoia.
That's just a coincidence.
Except that the zoo never had
any black swans.
I checked it out.
- That is weird.
- I wrote to the zoo.
I got a message back:
"24 be careful."
"24 be careful,"
that must be a code.
Twenty... okay, two numbers,
two words.
Could tell you the zip code.
So let's just assume
A equals 1, B equals 2,
C equals 3,
D equals 4.
You get 24,
which equals BD.
What is it, "Be careful"?
First letter of each words
are B and C, which is 23.
So you get BD23.
There you go, the home page
of Skipton City,
zip code: BD23.
of our ecosystem"...
"Protection of the black swan."
This is it.
"A year on the road
"brings us back
to the same place, as always.
We'll be there tonight
until midnight."
What does it mean?
"A year on the road
brings us back..."
Type in "01"
into the first box.
"Brings us back
to the same place...
as always."
Try the infinity symbol.
"We'll be there tonight
until midnight."
Type today's date: 0811.
It's not working.
Okay, go back.
"A year on the road..."
01 again.
Let's try 00
instead of the infinity.
You've got it.
A rave in Skipton.
You're a genius.
Let's find it.
Please, may I ask you
You're not going to like
what I'm about to tell you.
But I'm going to go for a ride
with Chloe tonight,
if that's okay.
I know what you're thinking,
that she's hurt me
too much, and.
Please can you just
forgive me
for still being in love
with her?
Sorry, I'm going to have to
clean my car one of these days.
You can put that in the back
if you want.
No rave in sight so far.
- There.
- Where?
There, over there,
I can see it.
I don't get it.
If we're on
Paranoia's playground,
who's running the show?
Like, who's paying
for all this?
And who are
all these people?
Like, are they real partiers
or are they part of the game?
Shit. Naomi's here.
I'm guessing she's still
in the game then.
More than ever.
But if she's here,
that means
we're on the right track.
Come on, let's find Paranoia's
entrance before she does.
- Can you hear that?
- What?
The music of Swan Lake.
- That's techno.
- No, no, no, no.
It's in the distance.
It's further. Come on.
What the hell.
You are late.
There is only one joystick.
- How do we play each other?
- We play against the computer.
- Do you want to go first?
- No, thanks.
Go, go, go, go, go.
Your turn.
Round one.
You should hurry up.
You still have a long way to go.
So, where are we going now?
Okay there's
the GPS coordinates.
Let me check.
Got it.
There's Paranoia.
Looks like it.
They're waiting for you.
There's cameras everywhere.
It's normal.
They have to monitor the game.
Sorry, guys,
we started without you.
Welcome anyway.
I am Ray.
I'm Maxine.
I'm Chloe.
So you're back in the game?
I haven't seen you online
for a while.
Welcome to Paranoia,
ladies and gentlemen.
First of all, we wish
to congratulate you.
Of the thousands of hopefuls,
only you made it
all the way here.
This competition
was created for you.
It will push your abilities
to the limit.
It will exploit your weaknesses
and test you like never before.
This hospital
is your playground.
It's furthermost recesses,
it's darkest corners,
are yours for the entire
duration of the game.
You're about to play
a gigantic escape game.
You'll need to solve puzzles
to get out of each room
and move on
to the next level.
Every time you exit a room,
you will be given a piece
of the puzzle.
You've already found the first
piece on the table.
Once complete, the puzzle
will reveal the combination
to the exit
of the hospital.
You have been divided
into teams of two.
The first team
to exit the hospital
wins the million-euro prize.
Be aware that you will not
be allowed to leave the game
once it has begun.
Finally, does anyone among you
want to give up and leave now?
This is your last chance.
As you can see,
you are all isolated
to start the game.
Now, you must find your teammate
to stay in the game.
Three, two, one.
Chloe, can you hear me?
Lucas? Lucas, I can hear you.
There's a vent connecting
our two rooms.
- Do you see it?
- Yeah, I see it.
I found a key, but it doesn't
open any locks.
Does it fit the door?
It doesn't have a lock.
Does it have a metal plate
on it too?
No, not even.
How am I supposed to open
this fucking door?
Okay, right.
Chloe, I've got it, okay?
If you can't open it,
then it has to be me.
I need you to throw
the key down, is that okay?
No, it's not far enough.
I've got it, I've got it.
Okay, wait there, Chloe.
Okay, let's go.
Okay, now look for Room 7.
Whoa, what is this place?
Okay, so, I mean,
I'm guessing we have to exit
back through this door?
And there's a keypad here,
so we need to find
some sort of code.
Do you think we have
to put this thing on?
Okay, okay, I'll do it.
- Are you sure?
- Yeah.
Come on, don't be a pussy.
Help me into it.
Okay, now look around.
There must be a riddle
that we have to solve.
Oh, no.
Okay, no, no, no, no.
I don't like this at all, Chloe.
Don't move.
We need to get
out of here now.
What do we do if I can't
get out in time?
Don't come.
Find the riddle.
Okay, it looks like a puzzle,
so I think...
some of the pieces
are black on the back,
so I'm going to have to make
some sort of pattern here.
Here we go.
Oh, my God.
- What are you doing?
- Look, it's taking shape.
I don't understand. You can see
the swan here, Chloe.
Well, you must be doing
something wrong.
I can't, Chloe. I give up.
It's too dangerous.
- No, no, no, no,
- I'm going to try to untie you.
No! Finish the swan.
Finish the swan.
Trust me.
I can see something.
Keep doing it.
Are you out of your
fucking mind?
Lucas, one minute left.
Make the fucking swan.
I can see numbers.
I can see numbers.
I need the blades to come closer
to me, to read them.
Oh, God.
Okay, Lucas.
Lucas, I got it.
I see it.
First row: 5, 30 and 6.
Second row: 3...
the one in the middle
is missing, and then...
number 7.
Okay, so we need to find
the missing number.
Lucas, ten seconds left!
Five times six is 30.
Okay, I've got it.
So 5x6 is 30,
3x7 is 21.
So we got here,
we got...
5, 30, 6, 3, 21, 7.
Okay, got it.
Chloe, what the fuck
are we doing here?
Fucking psychos.
Now look for Room 11.
Let's go.
- Chloe...
- Come on!
Chloe, can't you see there's
something wrong with this place?
Are you listening to me?
Is anyone out there?
What's the number
of the room again?
Ah! Damn it!
Damn it.
They're ahead of us now.
okay, well, let's look.
Let's try another room.
Maybe we can get
into the game again from there?
Can you hear that?
No, wait,
it's coming from this way.
Shit, shit!
Do you think the game
continues here?
I don't know.
Let's look for clues.
And let's not waste any time.
I don't want the others
to destroy us.
Okay, let's take a look
at the bookshelf over there.
Do you know
your classical music?
A little bit. You?
There's a padlock here.
There's a Swan Lake score
on every shelf.
So there's three shelves.
And that bottom lock's
three digits, right?
- Yeah.
- Okay so the first shelf
is fourth position.
- Four...
- The second shelf is seventh position,
- Seven...
- And the third shelf
is ninth position.
It's not working.
Oh, God.
Wait, wait, wait, wait.
There is a score marked "479."
Chopin's Ballad in G minor.
Are they trying
to kill us here or what?
- Hurry.
- Look for an Irish composer.
- Why Irish?
- Ireland's missing on that map.
Okay. Albert Ketelbey?
- Learmont Drysdale?
- Scottish.
Oh, my God.
Oh, there is a book here.
The Purloined Letter.
Edgar Allan Poe.
He's Irish, right?
No, he's American.
We need to find an exit now.
We need to go.
Okay, this one, this one.
Breve Deliran?
You know this composer?
On, wait, Deliran.
Deliran is an anagram
for Ireland.
And Breve?
What is Breve?
Double whole note.
- So it's in the score?
- Okay, let me check the pages.
Okay, page four
is six breves.
- Six...
- Page seven is three breves.
And page nine is eight breves.
It's working, it's working.
It's gonna take us ages
to go through all this.
- Calm down.
- The room's on fire.
- Then solve the riddle.
- What riddle, Chloe?
I don't even know
if this is part of it.
- Maybe we're stuck in here.
- I got it, I got it.
- How is your Spanish?
- The pianist, where did he go?
- My Spanish is terrible. Yours?
- Same.
So, what do we do then?
I don't know.
You're the fucking whiz kid.
You find it, get us out of here.
The Purloined Letter.
- What?
- The Purloined Letter.
How did you find out we had
to finish the piano piece?
Well, as Poe said
in The Purloined Letter,
you know, the best place
to hide a treasure
is the most conspicuous place,
because people won't think
to search there.
It's too obvious,
you know?
So they're looking
for more intricate leads.
So Ireland and all the other
places are just false leads.
And the most conspicuous thing
was the piano.
Of course.
What do the papers say?
"We are equal
in the face of it."
The law?
Don't tell me this
is what I think it is.
What the fuck?
The keypad.
The keypad is more complicated
this time.
Digits from 0 to 9
and letters from A to F.
Seems like a normal deck.
I think all the cards are here.
That's one, two, three...
What, what?
- Oh, my God.
- Chloe, what?
Calm down, okay?
Calm down, it's okay.
Could just be a false alarm.
It's okay.
Is that part of the game?
It's okay.
It's okay, calm down.
What is this fucking place?
- Okay, go and get the tables.
- Okay, okay, okay.
Okay, hold the door, Chloe.
Hurry, Lucas!
I'm coming, okay.
Turn this to the side
and put it by the door.
No! Fuck!
Do you remember the code?
Try C... C-A-2-1-9-9.
Okay, hurry up, Chloe.
- That's not working.
- C-A-2-1-0-7.
That's it! Come on!
I managed to grab the puzzle
piece but not the paper.
Shit, where do we go now?
He's still after us,
this fucking freak.
Okay, go, go, go, go.
- How do we get out?
- This way, this way, this way.
This place is a labyrinth.
The door.
Lucas? Lucas!
Don't leave me here!
I can't get the door open!
Chloe! Chloe!
Help, help.
Help! Somebody come.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
Did you know that
our memory skills improve
when we understand
that every mistake we make
results in punishment?
Like when your parents
spanked you when you were wrong?
You're about to experience it.
Please just leave me alone.
Please, leave me alone,
you psychos.
We will measure the extent
to which punishment
can affect memory.
I will give you a series
of 11 word pairs.
A noun, followed by
an adjective.
Then I will give you
the adjective,
and you will tell me
the noun it refers to.
We will repeat the process
ten times in total.
Every mistake
will be punished.
A minimum of five correct
answers will set you free.
What if I don't get
five correct answers?
Mind, sick.
Corpse, cold.
Cross, black.
Dungeon, dark.
Mother, mystery.
Circle, colored.
Treasure, buried.
Soul, flying.
Presence, absent.
Wind, violent.
Murderer, innocent.
Next word: flying.
I repeat. Mystery.
- Chloe...
- Wrong.
Next word: colored.
Next word: violent.
- I don't know.
- Wrong.
It seems like you have
a masochistic streak.
Well, I have some good news:
the shocks will keep
getting stronger.
Next word: cold.
I don't know.
Next word: sick.
Take your time to make sure
you give me the correct answer.
- Your voice sounds familiar.
- Wrong.
You only have
three questions left.
This is your last chance.
As you've now already given
five incorrect answers,
you have no room
for error now.
Next word: murderer.
Finish him off.
No, no, no...
[electricity crackles
Chloe, it's me.
You should never have said yes
this morning.
We wouldn't have found the rave.
We wouldn't be locked up
in a fucking nuthouse.
Why didn't you tell me you spent
time in a psychiatric hospital?
I didn't want you to think
I was crazy.
Someone would hang crosses
on my door.
Every day, for months.
Every single day.
I never found out
who it was.
And then it got to me.
And I fell into
a depression, and...
ended up in a mental hospital.
When I came out,
the crosses reappeared.
So I moved out.
Things have been
pretty hectic for me
since we broke up,
you know.
Since broke up, you mean.
You forced me
to break up.
How come you never told me
about how your mother died?
I was 16, and...
she was killed
by burglars.
I was at a party,
and I got so drunk
that I came home
and I passed out,
and I didn't hear anything.
I didn't hear them coming in.
I didn't hear them
killing my mother.
She must have cried for help,
you know?
She must have thought I was
going to come around the corner
and I was going to save her.
I just feel so guilty.
And they were searching
for something in the basement.
I don't...
I don't know what it was,
but it must have been something
important, you know, to her.
But they never
went to the basement.
I always wanted to go down
into the basement, you know?
But I never did,
because I just...
I felt like I was
betraying her.
I'm sorry.
Check this out.
Looks like Naomi.
Wait, was she a patient here?
It's written on her file.
"Dangerous patient."
She looks like 16 or 17 there.
It must have been ages ago.
Look what's written.
"Keep away from sharp objects,
pens, keys, screwdriver."
Maxine had a screwdriver
stuck in her throat, remember?
She was probably
committed here
when she was a teenager
for other issues,
but now she wants revenge from
all the years she was locked up.
And she wants to take it out
on innocent gamers?
No, I don't believe that.
I'm serious, Lucas.
I'm sure it's her.
We need to get one more piece,
then we've completed the puzzle.
Come on, let's take this.
Let's go.
"You will now ascend
into heaven."
"You will now ascend
into heaven."
"You will now ascend
into heaven."
"You will now ascend
into heaven."
I can't believe it.
He was right there
in front of us the whole time.
Wait, wait, wait. I don't think
that's coming towards us.
I think that's going away.
Is Naomi not with you?
No, she disappeared
a while ago.
Did you guys see what happened
to Maxine?
And Ray got killed too.
When was the last time
you saw Naomi?
She opened the door after we
solved a riddle and walked out.
When I went out after her,
she was gone.
Was that before or after
what happened to Maxine?
I wasn't with her anymore
when I found
Maxine's body.
- Did you know Naomi before you came here?
- Why all these questions?
Because she was a patient
here ten years ago.
You kidding me?
What's that all about?
It's about a psycho
killing escape gamers
- with a screwdriver.
- Hang on, maybe she's dead too.
You know, that's just how
the game goes.
The game?
This isn't about a game anymore,
do you not understand?
This is about a fucking killer
chasing us down hallways.
The game is still on,
and we are opponents.
That doesn't make sense,
We're stronger as a team,
Yeah, good luck!
"You will now ascend
into heaven."
What could that mean?
I don't know.
Maybe the next level is taking
us outside in the daylight.
Yeah, it's clever,
but it's just...
It's too religious.
A chapel?
Maybe there is a chapel
in the hospital?
Yeah, I...
I still don't understand
why that door opened earlier,
after I electrocuted the nurse.
Because if they're not testing
my intelligence, then I...
What are they testing?
Your ability to kill.
Look at that painting.
It looks like the one
in your living room.
Yeah. Yeah, it does.
It looks like
my mother's favorite...
That's weird.
How come a painting
painted by a patient
in a mental hospital
ended up in your house?
I have no idea.
There is no way out.
What are we doing now?
Okay, well, we're not
going to turn back now.
Let's just go quietly, okay?
Just go through there.
You are screwed...
There's no way...
Just hold this down, okay?
are screwed.
We just want to keep going
through, okay?
That's all.
We not going to make
any sudden movements.
We just want to keep going.
That's it.
Why the bars?
We not going to hurt you,
I promise.
Why are you carrying bars then?
Because we need to know that you
don't want to hurt us either.
Why is everyone
scared of me?
It's always been like that,
since I was little.
you know that somebody's been
killed in the game, right?
I know.
I saw the bodies too.
Where were you
when the murders happened?
I don't know.
Okay, Naomi,
I need you to take that
out of your pocket now.
Slowly, slowly, slowly,
and just put it
on the floor very slowly.
Very slowly.
Someone put it
in my pocket.
Why would you
do that, Naomi?
Chloe, don't.
I always knew you were a weirdo,
but that?
- Don't, Chloe.
- You've been playing Paranoia
from your hospital room
all this time?
- Naomi, Naomi.
- Stay away from me!
- You too.
- Calm down.
You fucking back off!
You're trying
to make me think
I'm fucking crazy.
I'm not.
You're trying to use my frailty
to make me believe I did it
without even being aware of it.
Calm down.
But it won't work.
I know what I did and didn't do.
- Okay.
- So how did I kill them?
Their sleep?
You motherfuckers.
You use the word "crazy" but you
don't have a clue what it means.
They've been messing with
my head since I was a teenager.
They want me to think
I'm fucking crazy.
But I'm so tired
of all this shit.
- Calm down.
- I'm so tired of you
trying to force your vision
of reality on me.
Just... just leave me alone,
Just... just leave me alone.
I'm not like all of them, okay?
I'm not like all of them,
I promise.
Now put it down, okay?
You can trust me, okay?
Chloe, drop the bar.
Okay? You can trust me.
Chloe, put the bar down.
Chloe, drop it, okay?
What's the point of living
if you can't trust
what you see?
- Why did you do that?
- Why I did I do what?
Well, I had the situation
under control,
but you made her panic.
Are you serious?
She was a psychopath.
You thought she would put
the screwdriver down
just because
you asked her to?
- She was going to put it down.
- You're so naive.
Goddamn you.
"You will now ascend
into heaven."
"You will now ascend
into heaven."
Three piles of dust
right there.
You smart-asses. It's a triangle
It's the trinity.
Three different drills.
Three extraction forceps.
Three bottles.
Three implants here.
Pages 3 and 33
are dog-eared.
Always the number 3.
The sacrifice of one's own...
Let me go,
you fucking assholes!
What are you going
to do to me?
Okay, okay.
Please, no!
No! No!
Chloe, are you okay?
Chloe, why are you
covered in blood?
- Chloe?
- I tried to save him.
He was still breathing
when I got here.
Holy shit!
But I couldn't do anything.
Chloe, what's happened?
- The killer...
- Chloe?
...he grabbed me before I could
call you for help.
Why did you disappear, Chloe?
But I managed to escape.
Okay, come on.
Let's go, okay?
Let's get out of here.
It's just the two of us now.
Find a way out of here, Chloe.
Help me.
Because there's still a killer
on the loose, isn't there?
The prize will be ours.
Chloe, isn't there?
Tarot cards often hide
biblical symbols.
Well, this one's
kind of biblical.
Now this one has a bit
of a biblical references.
There's seven branches here,
evenly spaced.
You know, like the seven rungs
of Jacob's Ladder?
Like the...
seven degrees of initiation,
you know?
You know, what connected
man from Earth to heaven...
or hell?
Do you see Jacob anywhere?
That's Jacob.
Come on, time to see what's
waiting for us at the top.
Why have you stopped, Chloe?
- Sorry.
- What...?
You fucking cunt!
Fucking cunt!
You fucking...
fucking bitch!
No, no, no, no, no, no.
Lucas, I'm cold.
For Christ sake, what...?
Ah... what happened?
Lucas. Lucas.
Please forgive me.
No, no, stay with me.
This place, it made me
lose my mind.
Chloe, Chloe, Chloe, stay...
stay with me.
No, you go.
Now, you're ready to face life.
I love you, sweetheart.
No, no, no, no, no.
Chloe? Chloe?
Come on, you fucking coward!
Where are you?
Come on!
Come on!
Come and face me.
Come on, come and face me,
you fucking coward.
Come on, what are you
waiting for?
Go ahead. Take it off.
See how much of a monster
you really are.
Look at what
you're capable of.
I've been hiding the truth
from you for years now.
It's time for you to take
responsibility for your actions.
You created Paranoia
to lure Chloe
into your trap.
She'd been avoiding you
for years now.
Since she dumped you, actually.
Shut up!
You harassed her so much...
she left you because you were so
paranoid and violent.
Shut up!
Shut up.
It's what you really want,
is it?
It is what you really want?
To forget about the monster
and go on as before?
To forget your conscience...
Back off.
I said back off. Huh?
Because you're trying
to drive me crazy, aren't you?
That's what you're doing.
Or at least trying to make me
think I'm crazy.
You're trying to make me
use my frailty
to believe I did something
I wasn't even aware of.
I know what I did
and didn't do.
Shut up!
Mom, I can't do it.
Keep trying, sweetheart.
Don't give up.
It's too difficult.
You will make it.
You're the best.
You'll always be the best.
Now, concentrate.
I love you, Mom.
I love you too, but you'll have
to do much better.
Come back!
Please, help!
Over here! Over here!
You said you've seen a man
with an orange uniform?
What happened to your hand?
It's an injury
from when I was a child.
Right, just wait a minute.
All right all right,
calm down.
You need to get some rest, okay?
We're going to take you home.
But don't leave town.
I still have got some questions
for you.
I know what I did
and didn't do.
So, uh, how did I kill
my mother?
Back off!
I've been waiting
for this moment to come.
Now you're ready to face life.