Silencio (2018) Movie Script

- Engines at 85%.
Both engines at nominal.
The launch speed
2400, 688 per second.
Altitude 8.2 nautical miles.
12 minutes and 16 seconds.
Gun range distance
eight nautical miles.
Flight controls reporting
a deviation from target.
It has entered
foreign territory.
Reporting flight
dynamics, officer,
that the vehicle has exploded.
Recovery forces
have been alerted.
- Today
a missile test
headed for White
Sands, New Mexico
inexplicably, went off course
and crashed in what is called
the Zone of Silence, the
Bermuda Triangle, Mexico,
a mysterious area acting like
a magnetic vortex for meteors
and other space debris.
Mutated plants and
animals are common here
as well as communication
and equipment failure.
The President has
issued an apology
to the Mexican Government
and sent a team of scientists
from around the world
to clean the debris.
In other news, South
Vietnam released 86 POWs.
- This
area is closed.
Everyone step back and go home.
- They shouldn't
be this close to the site,
especially at this hour.
They're just curious.
They'll be gone soon.
- Hey!
- Doctor.
I found some of the cobalt.
- Hmm, this
could be the last of it.
It's dark.
It looks like Allende.
Let's get back to the lab.
- Copy go.
I'm already done, 3:28 a.m.
Again 3:28.
- It is good to have
you back, doctor.
I'm so sorry for what happened.
Such a terrible tragedy.
- Thank you, Peter.
I'd rather not talk about it.
Let's focus.
Work takes my mind off it.
- I think, it will do you good.
- The people out there
any of them get near the cobalt?
- Some kids were close, but
I didn't see anyone touch it.
- Good.
It truly is far more radioactive
than we first thought.
Heat from the explosion
must have altered it.
Doctor James White,
reporting from the Zone
of Silence, July 27, 1970.
Unusual activity was
persistent in the air here.
Radio communications
continue to fail.
We scanned the perimeter,
and we were able to locate
the last missing
piece of the missile.
Traces of uranium were
located in the secondary area,
which will be sent
back for further study.
- Do you think the black one
could be a piece
of the endometrite?
- It appears so.
I'll examine it to confirm.
Some of the cobalt
spilled on it.
Peter, don't touch
that without gloves!
For God's sake.
- Sorry, Doctor, of course.
Your gloves, Doctor.
- I'm sorry.
Thank you, Peter.
- Doctor!
- I can't see.
Where am I?
What's happening to us?
- What is this?
- What is this place?
Where are we, Peter?
- Hey.
Grandpa, you found us.
We were going to surprise you.
I took a picture for you.
- Oh, my god.
No, I don't understand.
I have you back again.
Peter, take her!
Noelle, move out of the way!
Move, quickly, move!
Move out of the way!
Move away!
Move, move, move, move!
Move out of the way!
Quickly move!
- Mommy!
- No, no.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
You stay with me, my love.
Why did this happen, God?
You must stay.
Stay with me.
Stay with me.
- How long
has he been like this?
- Not too long.
Sometimes he doesn't
remember anything at all,
and other days he's
completely normal.
- Doctor, do you remember
that you called me last week?
- I called you.
- Yeah.
Do you know who I am?
I'm Peter.
I have a daughter now.
Here she is.
- I'm sorry he
doesn't recognize you.
- Okay.
Look here are my
contact details.
Can you tell Ana that I urgently
need to speak with her.
- Of course.
- Thank you.
Bye, old friend.
- I'll walk you out.
- Thank you.
And thank you for
your help today.
- You're welcome.
Maybe next time
he'll feel better.
- Hello.
Hi, Grandpa.
Hi, it's me.
- I had the strangest day today.
One of my patients
he mentioned Lisa.
And he gave me a lot of
specific details
about what happened.
And then I went to see
Felix's school teacher.
Apparently, they're struggling
a little bit with him.
He's being a naughty boy.
Grandpa, I have no one
to talk to but you.
You've always guided me.
Now I don't know what
I'm supposed to do.
The silence is so hard.
Say something.
Please don't leave us.
I'm not ready yet, not really.
- I know this has
been hard for you,
but I'm very proud
of how you're doing.
Come on sit down here.
You see this plant?
- Yes, purple.
It's my favorite color.
- It's beautiful, isn't it?
You know, they're purple
only in this place.
Normally, they're green.
- I wish Lisa could see this.
I wish they could all come back.
- Yes.
I've missed them terribly too.
- I miss the hugs.
- Oh, well.
Well, come here.
I'll give you all the
hugs in the world.
But, you know.
I have a secret.
My hugs have magical powers.
I do.
Every time I give you one
everything that's wrong
in the world will be okay,
and you'll be strong.
- I want another one.
- Yeah.
You know, we are
all we have left.
It's only you and I now.
But, I will always protect you.
I promise you.
- I love you.
- I love you more.
I love this place
because this is where
I found you again.
- I love you.
- The Bolson de Mapimi
Desert, at its center
is an area known as
the Zone of Silence
because according to various
reports in the region,
communications and
radio equipment
commonly fail in the area.
And this was first
reported back in 1939
by the pioneering Mexican
pilot Francisco Sarabia.
All the equipment
in his plane failed,
and he was forced into
making an emergency landing.
It lies between the 26th
and the 28th parallel in
the northern latitude,
which is the same
line, interestingly,
that runs through
the Bermuda Triangle
and the Pyramids in Egypt.
According to a theory
by Dr. W. James Downs,
during the Jurassic
period a giant meteorite
collided with the Earth
in the Zone of Silence,
and it created
quite considerable
magnetic distortion.
And some believe it is still
buried underground now.
Because millions of
years later in 1969,
the largest ever known
carbonaceous chondrite meteor,
the Allende, crashed.
And it may have been attracted
by the magnetic pull.
And when we discovered
it, we found some
very unusual isotopic
which suggested processes
that occurred in stars
that existed billions
of years before
our solar system
was ever formed.
This stone contains evidence
of the origins of
the entire universe.
- I'd like to introduce you to,
a wonderful man on the screen,
and a wonderful scientist,
my mentor Dr. James White.
He was a pioneer,
one of the first scientists
to study this
extraordinary zone.
We took 80 railway wagons
full of material away
to be analyzed, which
is a hell of a lot.
If any alien was looking
down from the skies
and saw a great big crater
in the middle of the desert,
he might have thought, "Oh,
a meteorite has landed."
But, no, it was just us
overzealous scientists.
Thank you so much
for inviting me here.
It's been my
absolutely pleasure.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you so much.
- Lisa!
What day is it?
Eight days, no memory.
I only got five hours.
- Grandpa.
- Felix, what are
you doing out of bed?
- Where are you going?
- Do you remember
the story I told you
about the magic stone?
- Yeah.
- Well, I have to find it
because somebody's in
desperate need of it.
And I have to find it before
my mind goes to sleep again.
I've lost a lot of time,
so I have to find it today.
- Can I come with you?
- Oh, no.
No, no, no, you
should be in bed.
We don't want to
worry your mother.
But I will come back
soon, I promise you.
And when I do, we'll
go for ice cream.
- Yeah.
- Yes.
In you go.
Sweet dreams, my darling boy.
Let's see.
God, the tree was over there.
That tree is gone.
This is my favorite.
- If it's your favorite,
then it's mine too.
- Let me show you something.
- Watch.
These are old
pieces of meteorite.
They're all over this
place, millions of them,
and that's what makes
this place so special.
Do you want to try?
- Yes.
- Okay.
- Wow, it's magic!
- It most certainly is, my dear.
You know, of all the places
in the whole wide world
this is where most
meteorites land.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
There's something
special under the earth
that attracts them.
- What is it?
- We don't know yet.
That's why we come to work
here to study the place.
- Grandpa, look it's a turtle!
- Oh, oh, oh, oh.
- She's coming this way.
- Shh, this is no
ordinary turtle.
Even the turtles and the
plants are special here.
- She's beautiful.
May I touch her?
- Yes, but very gently.
We have to look
after her, you know.
It's almost extinct, very rare.
And look, and look!
Her eyes are yellow to
protect her from the sun.
- She's beautiful.
- She is.
- Just like the one
we saw on that day.
- 10 paces, 10.
- Grandpa.
- Ana.
- Grandpa, where were you?
- Where's Felix?
- But what do you
mean where's Felix?
He's right there.
- I went to look for it,
and I couldn't find it.
- Look for what?
- No, no, no, I
couldn't find it.
It's of the utmost importance
that I find that stone today,
so please I'm going
to need your help.
- Okay, um.
- It is a matter
of life and death.
We're all in danger.
They want the stone,
and they will stop
at nothing to get it.
- You have to calm down.
- Don't tell me you're
not understanding me.
I am the only one who
knows where it is.
I haven't shared that
location with anyone.
I have to find it.
- Okay, Grandpa, why
don't you sit down?
I'll make you a cup of tea.
- I don't want a cup of tea.
The tree I couldn't
find the tree, so.
And I dug, and I dug,
and I dug, and I dug.
Three, 10 paces,
10 paces to where!
- No, Grandpa, you're not
making any sense, okay.
You're not making
any sense, okay.
Why don't you just breathe.
Just breathe.
- Peter.
I'll have Peter tell.
- What was that?
- It's eight o'clock.
He's come for it.
- Who's come for what?
- He's come for it.
- Who's come for what, Grandpa?
- Shh, shh, I want
you to go up here.
Come, come.
- Grandpa.
- Felix, come upstairs
with us, darling.
Come upstairs, please.
How about we go and
play hide and seek?
Come on now.
- Grandpa, I still don't
know what's going on?
- Please, just.
- You're not gonna leave
the house again, are you?
- Please just go in
there and we'll play.
I'm not gonna leave
the house at all.
I want you to stay in here.
- Don't leave the house, no.
- I'm not leaving
the house, darling.
Now please have fun, yes.
Shh, be very quiet though.
- Shh, shh, shh.
- Ana, you have
to be very quiet.
Keep Felix very quiet.
This man is dangerous.
- Please, be careful.
- I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry, Ana.
I love you.
- I love you.
Come come.
Come, come, come.
What's going on here?
Who are you?
You want these.
Please, take whatever you want.
Oh, no, no, no.
Oh, no, no.
- Seor.
- No!
- Mom!
- Do not hurt my baby!
- Okay!
- Okay.
- No!
- Mama!
- Felix!
- Mama!
- No please!
- Mama!
You're okay.
You're okay.
You're okay.
Stay with me.
Stay with me.
- Oh, Ana, come, come.
You've gotta see this, huh?
- Not today, Grandpa.
- What do you mean not today?
You're missing out.
- I'm just feeling a
bit blue, that's all.
- Hey.
It's this baby boy that's going
to join us in the
world very shortly.
It's the greatest
gift in the universe.
- Just afraid.
It's just gonna be tough
raising him on my own.
- You won't be on your own.
I'll give that boy more
love than he can handle.
- I know.
- So, I want you to pull
yourself together now,
and I want my old
Ana back, all right?
We've been through
so much, you and I.
I know that you can handle
anything that life
throws at you.
You have the strength.
You just gotta find it again.
It's up to you, huh, up to you.
- Ana.
- I need your help.
- Well.
And I'm so, so, so sorry.
- Yeah, thank you.
I need to find that stone.
I need to find it today.
- I've never told
anybody this before.
It's very difficult
to put into words.
- Try, please.
- It's was just after the
American rocket had crashed,
and some of the radioactive
material that it was carrying
got onto a piece of
the Allende meteorite.
And we took it back to the lab.
But, there was an accident.
And it ended up with
your grandfather
handling the stone,
which is highly toxic.
It was 3:33 a.m. exactly.
We think that maybe the, um
some of the burning
hydrazine and the cobalt
might have released some
of the hybrid elements
in the inclusions in the stone.
We just don't know.
We don't know what
happened or how.
In that moment when
your grandfather was
holding the stone,
we found ourselves at
the side of a highway.
- Okay, what are you getting at?
- What do you
remember about the day
of your family's accident?
- I remember seeing my grandad.
And I ran towards him.
And I left my family behind.
- Do you
remember anything else?
Okay, was there anybody
else with your grandfather?
- Oh, my god, it was you.
- Yeah.
- It never made sense to him.
The accident had
happened a week before.
And there were no
survivors, no one
not even you.
- What?
- We went back to
that precise moment
that your grandfather
managed to save your life.
That's one of the
powers of the stone.
We did experiments.
We did tests, we
tried everything.
We discovered that it
only works at 3:33 a.m.,
and that if you
wanna save somebody,
you have to hold the
stone and think of them.
But if you do save a life,
then you actually exchange
it for another one.
Because weeks later
somebody else very close
to your grandfather passed away.
- Wendy.
Wendy, what's wrong, my love.
Wendy, no.
No, no, no.
Oh, god, not you.
- My Nana.
- It seems that, actually, the
world is made up of energy.
That the world knows how
to balance that energy.
But sooner or later the
energies will self correct.
And if you save somebody,
the consequences
could be unpredictable
and terrible.
- So why did he hide the stone?
- 'Cause he was scared.
There were rumors that
already got out about
what we were doing in the lab,
and he wasn't sure that
humanity was ready.
And he didn't want anyone
else to use the stone
because the consequence
could be you.
The results were
highly unpredictable.
And he didn't wanna
risk losing your again.
He wanted to save
the stone for you
in case one day
you would need it.
- And he never told
you where he hid it.
You don't know where it is?
- No.
That's buried like your
grandfather's stone.
He use today keep it in
a little aluminum box
with his initials on it.
Why won't you call the police?
- No, no, no, I can't.
I can't risk it.
- Would you like me to help you?
You okay?
- Yeah, I have to go.
Thank you.
- Come in.
- Professor, it's time
for your interview.
- Ah, thank you.
- I'll be outside.
- Okay.
- One last question.
- Yes.
- What else can it do?
- What do you mean?
- The stone you said
it had many powers.
What else can it do?
- Well, it seems to have
some clairvoyant properties.
- What do you mean?
- Well your grandfather
could see your family.
He had a lot of contact
with your grandmother
and your sister Lisa.
- Okay, thank you.
- Shall I come with you?
- No, I'll go on my own.
I'll call you later.
Thank you.
- Bye, bye.
- Anymore questions?
- I'm afraid that that's
all the time we have.
- All right, sorry, that's
all the time we have, sorry.
Thank you for coming.
Thank you.
- Your car is already outside
waiting for you, Professor.
- Alright, look,
this is Ana's number.
Could you get her
on the phone for me?
- Alright, sir.
- Thank you.
- Please, Lisa, help me.
- Mom,
look, a giant turtle!
- Oh, I see it!
- Could we pull over
and take a picture?
- We're going to be late, dear?
- But we stopped to
pick up Lisa's flowers.
- Hey, you ruined them.
- Ana, be nice.
- It won't take long.
Just one picture, please?
- Alright, it better
be a quick one then.
- Go.
- Turtle.
- It is.
- Mom, come look.
- Come on.
- No.
- Ana.
- Where are you?
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
Beautiful girl.
I never take it off, ever.
No, no, no, no.
- Hello.
- Peter, I found it.
- You have to be very,
very careful with it.
No, no, no, no, I'm
gonna come straight over.
- Oh, god.
- Ana, what's happening?
- Peter, what are
you doing here?
I told you not to come.
- Are you okay?
- Yeah, I'm fine.
You've got to leave now.
- What's this?
- Nothing.
- What's happening?
- You've gotta leave.
- Who's this?
- He's the man who killed
my son and my grandad.
- Whoa, we need to
call the police.
- No, no, no, no,
calling the police.
I'm taking care of this, okay.
Just please go.
- What happened to this leg?
- I did it.
- No, I did it.
Look, Peter, you
either leave now,
or you watch someone
else die tonight.
- No, no, no,
Ana, that's not happening.
- A man will be
here any minute now,
and I do not want you involved.
- Ana we need to handle this.
- Don't worry, I'll
take care of her.
- Okay, we'll I'm staying too.
- Fine.
- She said that she had the
stone here, is that right?
- Yeah, we found it.
- Okay, good.
Is she okay?
- Well, she's
upset, she lost her son.
- Yeah, but she's talking
about killing a guy.
- What do you wanna do?
We cannot call the police?
- Why can't
you call the police?
- We have this guy tied.
- Yeah, but he
broke in your house.
He's killed your--
It's not what you think.
I can explain everything.
It's not what you think.
- How could you?
- No, listen, listen.
- How could you?
- Listen, listen.
It's more complicated
than you think.
Listen to me!
I have a daughter.
A few ago she woke up with
a very intense headache.
We took her to the hospital,
and after a few tests they said,
"Well, she just had a
very simple migraine."
Week later, got worse.
We took her to the
hospital again.
This time they said
she had a blood
clot in her brain,
and it's too late
it was inoperable.
She was gonna die.
A few days later she died.
Now do you remember that I said
there was a time limit
to use the stone?
Well, my time limit is tomorrow.
- Why didn't you ask
my grandfather for it?
He would have given
you the stone.
- Because your
grandfather was selfish!
He didn't wanna share
the stone with anybody!
Look, we're running out of time.
Now I will do whatever it
takes to save my daughter
the same as you would
do for your son.
- If I have to kill you, I will.
I swear to God I will kill you.
- All right.
Come here.
- No.
- Come here.
Come here.
Come here.
- Let him go, no!
- If I have to kill the
both of you, I will do it.
We are running out of time,
and if you wanna kill me,
you'll have to go
through him first.
- 3:31.
3:31 two minutes.
Only two minutes until I
get to see my son again.
- Ana, think this through.
If you use the stone, you
can only change one thing.
You're gonna have
to make a choice.
You're gonna have to chose
between your
grandfather or your son.
If you give the stone to me,
I can change everything.
- How?
- Well, if you
give me the stone,
then I don't have to
come into your lives,
and nobody has to die
because I can change
something that happened
before any of this occurred.
I know what is wrong
with my daughter.
I can get her what she needs.
She will have surgery,
and she will live.
And I cannot let
my daughter die.
It's against the
natural order of things.
- But if I use it,
I have the certainty
of seeing my son again.
You understand that, don't you?
- But if you use the
stone to save your son,
it's most likely
that in this case,
you will exchange your
life for your son's.
You will be the consequence,
do you understand?
- You have two options.
The first one is that
you use the stone,
but it's most likely then
you'll leave your kid on his own
without anybody
to look after him,
no family, no mother,
no grandfather.
Who wins in that scenario?
What kind of life would
he have being an orphan?
If you let me use the stone,
that way my life will most
likely be the consequence.
- No!
- I have nothing left to lose.
- I failed my boy.
I couldn't protect him.
I couldn't protect him.
- Ana, life is cruel.
It's cruel.
But we have a way out.
I know that deep down
you know I'm right.
Give me the stone.
- I love the moon.
It makes everything
shine like silver.
Of course, you know that you are
the brightest light in my life.
I promised to look after you
and to protect and I have.
- Hmm, yeah.
- But the day will come
when that moon will no
longer shine for me.
- Oh, no, no, I don't
wanna talk about that.
- I know you don't want to
talk about it, but we have to.
Now when the day comes,
you will have to be brave.
And you must know
that you have been
the greatest joy in my life.
You must know that
if I could change something
in our lives together,
I wouldn't change a thing.
And when that day comes,
then you must remember that.
You must.
- Polly.
- Mama.
- Hmm, pancakes!
- Can we leave now, Dad?
- Yeah.
That's just something
I needed to do.
Thank you, Ana.
Dear Ana,
you probably don't remember me,
but it's only a matter
of time before you do.
I wanna thank you for
what you have done for me
and my daughter.
The stone fixed it all.
Everything is now as it should
be except for one thing.
There are a couple of details
that I left out intentionally.
What I failed to
mention was that
your present would be modified
most of the time that is
for the better remember
everything in this world
balances itself out.
You've living in an
alternate present now,
and in this time,
my dear friend,
your grandfather is
no longer with us.
- This is the place
we loved the most.
- In the box you'll
find your grandfather's stone.
I am in my last
moments of this life,
and I have no regrets.
Everything is as it should be.
And now you have to
make another decision.
There are two options, Ana.
The first one is for
you to use the stone
to save your grandfather.
And the second one
is not to use it now,
so that you can use it later.
Felix is safe
thanks to the stone.
But maybe you'll need
it in the future.
In my opinion, your
grandfather and I
have lived our lives
to the fullest,
and now the world
belongs to all of you.
But, of course, this decision
is yours alone to make.
I am forever grateful
for what you've done.