Two/One (2019) Movie Script

["Another Day" by Wu Jianjing]
[breathing heavily]
[water flowing]
[singing in Chinese]
[metro announcer speaking Chinese]
[drumming softly]
[sirens wailing in the distance]
[cooker ignition clicking]
[water bubbling]
[tense music]
[water bubbling]
[sports announcer speaking Chinese]
[cellphone ringing]
[sports announcer speaking Chinese]
[cellphone ringing]
[birds chirping]
["365 Jours" by Oxmo Puccino]
[female reporter] Matt Hopkins
looking at how the weather's shaping up right now.
[weatherman] Yeah, that's right.
So cold air traveling from Asia across the Pacific
will hit
the west coast of Canada.
But there are warnings
in every single province.
Those winds are going to be up
over 100 kilometers per hour
and it's gonna be
really cold air.
Snowfall amounts--
[walking ponderously]
[ominous music]
[breathes out]
[water pattering]
[door slamming]
- [car engine stuttering]
- [car beeping]
- Come on.
- [car engine stuttering]
Come on.
[wind whooshing]
[snow crunching]
[keyboard keys clicking]
[app pings]
[indistinct automated voices announcing]
[game sounds beeping]
[announcer speaking Chinese]
[announcer] Please
stand back from the doors.
[soft music]
[snoring lightly]
[cellphone buzzing]
[birds chirping]
[automated voice] You have
one unheard message.
- [beep][Martha on voicemail] Hey,
Kaden, it's Martha. [titters]
Umm, I, I got your number
from your mom.
I saw your picture
in the paper...
And, yeah, you and that umbrella
kind of made my day.
Uhm, I'm actually back
in Vancouver now.
I just wanted to say hey.
-Hey. [titters]
- [voicemail beeps]
- In the front.
- Huh?
The front.
It's good, eh?
Did you know they were taking
your picture?
No idea.
What do I owe you?
I've never been in the paper.
It's on me.
- Thanks.
- See you.
- 33, 34, 35...
- [Kaden exhaling deeply]
- Don't sag, 36.
- [Kaden sighs]
Come up, 37, 38,
Kaden, I don't need you
burning out like this.
- I'm all right. - I know you jumped the other day
without me here.
- Now, look. You could've hurt yourself.
- Come on, man, give me a break.
- A break?
- Yeah.
A break is exactly
what you need.
- I need you light.
- You want me to trust you?
You train half the other guys
in this gym.
So, so what? These kids are gonna take
your place one day, anyway.
Yeah, maybe.
But not yet.
- Let's go, other leg.
- No.
Take the day off.
And, really,
think about how many jumps
you got left.
How many 35-year-old
active jumpers do you know?
You can't jump forever.
[phone ringing]
[phone ring continues]
- [Martha on phone] Hello?
- Martha?
Wow, hey.
- Hi, it's Kaden.
- [tittering] I know.
I'm just surprised
you called back.
-It's been forever.
- Yeah.
- It's been ages, huh?
-Yeah, it really has.
- Uhm, how you doing?
-I'm good, I'm good.
How are you?
Uh, yeah, yeah,
all right. Uhm...
Yeah, not too bad, I'm...
- doing pretty good.
- [Martha titters]
- [Martha] This is...
This is weird, right? - Yeah, still,
still not so good
on the phone, huh?
[Martha] No, no, I...
We should, we should meet
-in, in person.
- Yeah, I'd love to.
How about tomorrow?
Or next week or, you know.
Yeah, yeah. Tomorrow works. How about
3:00 at the Brickhouse?
Yeah, yeah, sounds good. Uhm...
I'll be wearing
the helmet and the goggles,
in case you forgot
what I looked like.
[Martha titters]
Okay, great.
- All right, see you then.
- Bye, Kaden.
[breathes deeply]
[soft music]
[people speaking Chinese]
[tense music]
[birds cawing]
[suspenseful music]
[metro train rumbling]
[soft music]
Still jumping?
That's right.
You know, I'm competing
tomorrow, actually.
World Championships
in Sapporo are happening.
Sounds like a big deal.
You can find it on cable
if you look hard enough.
It's still good.
Don't be humble.
Are you ready
for this exhibition?
Oh, I am ready.
Thank you.
- [camera whizzes]
- [Martha] Creepy. It's quiet.
I don't think
the last guy made it.
[Martha laughs]
[camera whizzes]
It's pointing right at us.
- Okay.
- I don't like this.
- It's following us.
- [both laugh]
I'm staying behind you.
[camera whizzes]
- Oh, my gosh.
- You go...
Okay, we'll split.
[camera whizzes]
Yeah, I'm scared of this thing.
[man through camera]
This is private property.
You have ten seconds
to leave the premises.
[imitating machine gun
shooting sound]
- [alarm ringing loudly]
- Oh, god.
- Coffee?
- Oh yeah.
Let's do it.
I'm gonna write a review.
- Did you like it?
- I did.
Kind of weird.
[coffee shop patrons
speaking indistinctly]
Kaden, just so you know,
right now,
I'm not in an art gallery.
I'm visiting my cousin.
I should've mentioned before...
I'm married.
I got a daughter.
That's great.
No, I heard you were back and I think
I may have heard you had a baby.
Are you seeing someone?
Ah, just these twins
at the moment.
- Brazilian.
- [Martha laughs]
No, nothing serious, really.
I've seen a girl or two.
I've tried, but nothing's
really worked out.
I guess I'm...
I'm more of a loner.
Tell me about it.
Drove me nuts.
Is that why you never came back?
Don't go there, Kaden.
I mean, you vanished.
You never chased.
I'm sorry...
about everything.
Wait, what did you just say?
Oh, it just took a photo
of a stupid umbrella
and ten years
for you to say that.
All right.
[rain pattering]
[car engine humming]
[tense music]
[people speaking Chinese]
[phone ringing]
[metro train roaring]
[announcer speaking Chinese]
["Orchestral Suite No. 3 in
D major, BWV 1068: Air" by Bach]
[sirens wailing]
[tense music]
[car engine roars]
[male cheerer] Go, Kaden!
[crowd] All right, Kaden!
- [crowd] Do it!
- [crowd] Go, Kaden!
[wind whooshing]
[crowd cheering]
[Lance] Good job, Kay, attaboy.
Nice first one.
- That's it, that's the one.
- You know, that felt real good.
Yeah, you looked good
out there, Kay.
- All right.
- All right.
See you.
[crowd cheering]
[cable car engine rumbling]
[crowd cheering]
[horn beeps]
[crowd cheering]
He made good time.
Hey, yo!
There's no smoking in here.
At least, don't let
the cameras catch you, yeah?
So, what was that, big man?
I don't know.
Well, the north wind's
picked up.
Should help.
Got it.
I don't know how to say this...
but, Kay, when it's over...
it's over.
Breaks my heart
to see you like this.
Christ, man...
leave on a high.
Fly the fuck out of here.
[phone ringing]
[Martha on phone] Kaden?
- Hey.
-I thought you were jumping.
Yeah, no, I am jumping.
Yeah, well, I'm watching you
on the TV, how come,
- how come you're on the phone?
- You know, I'm sponsored
by this phone company.
And I got to use
the thing while I'm jumping.
- It's a little crazy.
- Yeah, I've seen your phone.
It's a piece of shit.
[Anna] This one!
Listen, I wanted to apologize--
What, no!
It was good to see you, come on.
Yeah, true.
Uh, I should
probably let you go--
Sorry. It's uhm...
It's my dad's birthday tomorrow,
and it would be nice
if I brought somebody along.
Are you crazy?
It's just lunch, Martha.
No, it's not just lunch.
And it wasn't just coffee
yesterday either.
I'm about to jump,
and this might be
the biggest, most important
jump of my life.
That's blackmail.
It's my ticket to Sapporo.
Just say yes.
[Anna] Daddy, no! In the outfit.
Listen, I'll go, okay?
But I'll go as myself.
- Meaning what?
- As a married woman. That's what I mean.
Yeah, sure, fine.
But you don't have to rub it in.
I'm not some charity case.
One o'clock. My parents' house.
Yeah, I'll meet you there.
Now, go focus on your jump.
I don't want a depressing lunch.
Yeah, yeah,
I'll see what I can do.
[tense music]
[wind whooshing]
[crowd cheering]
[owl hooting]
- [firecracker whizzes]
- [firework bangs]
- [firecracker whizzes]
- Oh!
[firework bangs]
- [people chattering]
- [dogs barking]
[gentle music]
[gentle music continues]
[dogs barking]
[fireworks exploding]
[animal roaring]
[narrating in Chinese]
[soft music]
[intense music]
- [music softens]
- [TV commentator speaking Chinese]
[birds chirping]
[knocking loudly]
- Mary fucking Poppins!
- Jesus.
Happy birthday, Dad.
Where's the umbrella?
- [groans]
- [laughs]
- Hey, the jumper!
- Hey, hey, hey.
- So, where is she, then?
- Oh, come on.
Well done yesterday, brother.
Thank you.
You're looking good, Kaden.
- Where's your date?
- Seriously.
- She's gone again?
- Alfred, enough!
- What's up with these guys?
Have they been drinking? - Mm-hmm.
You'll not like this either,
because there's
tomato sauce on it.
Oh, I--
Tomato sauce, Ma, is fine.
Why do you always put the brussels
sprouts in with the potatoes?
- I told you not to do that.
- It's pretty.
- Dad, don't.
- Just eat them, Dad.
They're going to the same place.
We want to hear about the jump.
Tell us about the jump.
- Yeah.
- Bring it on.
Yeah, well, the wind picked up
right after I launched...
carried me to the glide.
- Lucky jump, I guess.
- Yeah.
- Lucky.
- [all laugh]
- [knocking on door]
- Oh!
The ghost.
- She's here. Just a friend, okay?
- Yep, friend.
- Behave. Especially you, Dad.
- Sure.
What's that they say?
Friends with...
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Well done yesterday.
- Glad you made it.
Sorry I'm late. I had this chaotic
morning with Anna and...
Anyway, long story.
Well, thanks for showing up.
Oh, stop.
I didn't mean it like that.
- Couple of years?
- A while.
- No, ten.
- Ten years?
No, more than that.
I already told them that
you're here as a friend
and they're taking
the piss out of me, so...
Kaden, we are friends.
And I don't get out much, so...
- Let's have fun!
- Okay.
Alfred's on a roll.
Count on that.
- [laughing] - So... So the clerk is trying
to tell this old lady,
who was standing in front of me
that it's her turn to step up.
But she can't hear him.
She's got plugs in her ears.
She's probably, you know, listening to music.
She starts digging in her purse
and looking for something.
So I started shouting
at this old lady.
And I finally get her attention.
She turns to look at me,
I'm this close,
and suddenly her face
goes all white.
And I'm thinking, "Shit.
She's having a heart attack."
- Dad!
- Wow.
Yeah, well, she deserved it.
But what if she dies,
right there in front of me?
I mean, does that make me a murderer?
Just 'cause I was shouting at her?
Maybe she was hard of hearing,
maybe she was wearing a hearing aid.
And then, Thomas here
comes to mind,
and I'm thinking, "Well, maybe I should ask
a court of law what they make of it all."
But then, I thought,
"Do I really
- want Thomas here to be the one to
defend me?" - There it is.
So, I dialed it down
just a notch.
Well, you couldn't
afford me, Alfred.
I should've shouted her
to death.
Olina, this is perfect.
Thank you.
It was so nice when she called
the other day, I must say.
I know, I was looking
on the paper, I was like,
"Oh, my god, is that Kaden?
I know this guy."
Oh, my god.
So photogenic, right?
- A toast to my son, who made it into
the newspaper. - Toast to Kaden.
- Here, here. - Kaden has made it
into the newspaper many times, Dad.
Shouldn't we be
toasting to Sapporo?
- Yeah.
- Let's toast to Martha.
- She's back in the trenches.
- Alfred.
Alfred, you're
annoying everyone.
Don't worry, Mom,
he's just mad he's turning 110.
To the old man!
That's right. A little respect.
[all chattering] - To the old man!
- Happy birthday.
So, what's going on there?
She still looks damn good.
- Martha's married, Dad.
She's got a kid. - Ouch.
Come on.
You might need
a bit more than that.
I got something to tell you.
- I'm gonna divorce your mom.
- What?
- Are you insane?
- Shh.
She doesn't know yet.
- You're 70 years old, Dad.
- So what?
I should drag it out, because I
haven't got a lot of years left?
Just try to get along.
She keeps nagging at me.
She doesn't listen,
she just shouts.
Which is exactly
the reason I can't tell her.
I've been pretending
for too long.
Dad, this would devastate her.
You're not joking, are you?
I'm afraid not.
I'm 70, for fuck's sake.
You can be
such an asshole sometimes.
Listen. Do not say anything
to Mom yet.
Promise me that. You're drunk.
- Hey...
- Promise me that.
We all have to face ourselves
sooner or later.
What does that even mean?
I'm gonna go water my snake.
And Martha...
She's still smoking.
[clearing throat]
- Let me get that.
- Hey.
- Oh, Dad, you're gonna
love this.
- Just leave it there, honey.
- ["Chateau Lobby #4"
by Father John Misty]
Emma eats bread and butter
Like a queen would have
Ostrich and cobra wine
- [Arthur laughing]
- I do love it!
- Got your old Mustang back.
- I'm glad you like it.
Kaden, what's wrong?
I've never done this
Baby be gentle
It's my first time
I've got you inside
People are boring
- Whoa!
- Whoa!
[all screaming gleefully]
I wanna get some fresh air.
- Do you mind if we go?
- Yeah.
Let me go help your mom with
the dishes and say thank you.
70-year-old people
don't get divorced.
He was probably tipsy, Kaden.
I know my dad. He means it.
All this time for what?
What's the fucking point?
So wrong.
Stop the car.
- Please stop the car.
- Yeah, yeah.
What's the matter?
[Kaden moaning ecstatically]
[Martha moaning ecstatically]
[ominous music]
[Martha chuckles]
What's that?
It feels like the first time.
I thought we did that
a long time ago.
I didn't come this time either.
[Kaden laughs]
What a mess.
You don't have to explain.
I wish you would have had
my children.
[fireworks exploding]
Let's get you home.
[car engine turning over]
[suspenseful music]
[cars hooting in the distance]
[phones ringing]
[music on the radio]
[music on the radio]
[cellphone ringing]
[metro announcer]
Next station--
["Life + You" by Infinite Bisous]
Still into
Life and you
Will go to great lengths
For you
Torn from view
[fireworks whizzing]
[fireworks exploding]
[suspenseful music]
[suspenseful music]
[knocking loudly]
- [Arthur] Hey.
- [doorbell ringing]
[knocking loudly]
- Okay!
- Kaden.
You deaf?
Oh, my god.
Dad, why don't we do this?
I'll take you home,
you say you're sorry to Ma.
I'll talk to her.
She'll be fine.
Get her some flowers.
Take her on a vacation.
[Arthur titters]
You got a problem.
You know that?
That's what I've been trying
to tell you.
You're an idiot, too.
- Fact.
- Yeah, you and me both.
Nice, nice.
Keep your back
nice and straight.
[whistles] Hey, hey.
- Big man from the hill.
- Hey.
I've got
your doctor's prescription.
Thank you.
Hey, is that your dad?
I'm afraid so.
He says he's divorcing my mom.
Do you mind if he crashed
in one of the rooms for a night or two?
No, no, that's fine.
I'll sort him out.
You go get ready, yeah?
You mind if I get to the hill
and take a few jumps?
- You got a spotter?
- Roger's up there.
- Okay, good.
- All right.
You know, at 30 you make
a mistake, you can start over.
- At 70, Dad--
- Suddenly not okay?
There's always a reason
not to do it.
At 40, you have kids.
You don't wanna mess it up
for them.
At 50, you've got
the lawyers to think about.
What about leaving Mom
on her own?
That was my excuse at 60.
Not anymore.
Do you even
give a shit about her?
How long
have you been planning this?
Everything comes
with an expiration date.
You know that.
Jesus Christ, Dad.
Why bother, then?
I got this theory.
Average lifespan of what, 80?
85 maybe?
A thousand years ago,
life expectancy was
- about 30 years.
- [nail clipper clipping]
Marriage made sense.
Imagine if people lived, say,
- about 200 years?
- Where is this going?
Every couple in the world
would get divorced.
The biggest love story
of all time?
Romeo and Juliet.
Didn't live together
for a single day.
Would you stop doing that?
- Huh?
- Huh?
Would you stop doing that?
- Yeah, yeah.
- You know, people are eating.
Kaden, he's just a kid.
What, you didn't like my theory?
No, I'm glad you're leaving Mom.
You're a prick.
Hey, guys. Sorry to interrupt.
Plane tickets, itinerary
and contact numbers
if you need anything in Japan.
[clearing throat] My man.
You are finally
getting rid of me.
There has never been
a 35-year-old jumper
who has won in Sapporo.
I googled that.
you can either become
a fool or a legend.
- What happens, happens.
- Well, make it count, champ.
- You got it.
- Okay.
What is wrong with being a fool?
Some of my best friends
are fools.
[both laugh]
[tender music]
This is breaking and entering.
How're you doing?
- You good?
- I'm good.
Kaden, I've got to go.
[Kaden exhales]
I was waiting
for you to say that.
Yeah, I gotta go be a mom.
Okay, leave the money and go.
- [water splashes]
- [Kaden laughs]
[titters] You are such a jerk.
["Orchestral Suite No. 3 in
D major, BWV 1068: Air" by Bach]
- These for you?
- Yes.
These babies are strong.
No alcohol.
And no more than one a day.
Unless you're a rhino.
You're not a rhino, are you?
I'm not a rhino.
Then we have an understanding.
[speaking Chinese]
[knocks on door]
[tense music]
[speaking Chinese]
[tense music]
[door slams]
[music intensifies]
[phone ringing]
- [voicemail] Hey, it's Martha.
Leave a message. - [beep]
Hey, yeah, just wanted
to give you a call
and tell you I'm off
to the airport.
Wish me luck, maybe. Bye.
[cellphone pings]
["The Rip" by Portishead]
Wild, white horses
They will take me away
And the tenderness I feel
Will send
The dark underneath
Will I follow?
[bear growls softly]
[bear roars]
[children playing]
[music fades out]
[Martha] Anna. Anna.
[phone ringing]
[cellphone ringing]
[Martha on voicemail]
Hey, it's Martha, leave a message.
[train roars by]
[indistinct chatter]
[buzzer beeps]
[flight attendant on loudspeaker]
[flight attendant] Outside the aircraft, your
flotation device can be...
[ringing tone]
[driver speaking Chinese]
[knocking on door]
[flight announcer]
Strong winds over Japan.
We have been forced
to land at Seoul.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
[sighs] Fuck.
[announcer speaking Korean]
[announcer] We're terribly
sorry to announce
that Sapporo Flight 237
has been delayed, once again
due to the weather conditions.
We apologize
for the inconvenience.
We'll be departing
as soon as we are able.
[speaking Korean]
[sign beeps]
[bouncy music]
[game tones beeping]
[announcer speaking Korean]
[phone ringing]
Hey, buddy. Wake up.
Hey. You okay?
Wake up. Hey, buddy. Hey! Hello?
Hey, buddy. I know you.
Hey... I fucking know you.
Hey, wake up!
[clears throat]
[Khai gasps]
Hey. You okay, man?
[Khai grunts]
[announcer] Flight 347 to Tokyo,
please board at gate 21.
[announcer speaking Korean]
Flight 5343 to Thailand,
please board at gate 16.
[cars hooting]
[radio announcer
speaking Japanese]
[ringing tone]
[announcer] Seven, one,
one, three, two
is now ready for boarding.
For an on-time departure
we would like to ask first
and business class passengers,
Star Alliance Gold members
to board first.
No. No. No!
Hey, I'm sorry, excuse me.
I'm so sorry, excuse me.
Did Flight 237 leave?
- Yes.
- Fuck.
Just give me one second, please. I'm a ski jumper.
I have a tournament in Sapporo tomorrow.
We fly tomorrow morning.
No, no, no,
I need to fly tonight.
You missed the plane
by five hours.
It's not my fault!
You made me land here!
I need to travel tonight.
Can you get me on another flight?
- Can you get me on that flight, please?
- Not us.
Okay, where can I do that?
Outside. Buy ticket.
Oh, god.
[baby crying]
[attendant speaking Japanese]
Yeah, thanks.
[announcer speaking Japanese]
I hate fucking flying.
I hate fucking Japan.
Jesus Christ.
Okay, okay.
Yeah, fuck you.
See you.
[lady speaking Japanese]
["Yoake No Tsuki" by Haruka to Miyuki]
[singing in Japanese]
[engine roars]
[Kaden grunts]
Oh, fuck!
God damn it!
[clearing throat]
[Kaden groans]
[ringing tone]
[speaking Chinese]
[cellphone ringing]
[ringing tone]
[bouncy music]
[phone ringing]
- [alarm pinging]
- [phone ringing]
[body thuds]
[people speaking Korean]
[Kaden groans]
[Kaden sighs]
[speaking Japanese]
Kaden Russell.
You missed the reception
last night.
Is that correct?
Yeah, not keen on receptions.
But I love delayed flights.
[ambulance siren wailing]
You're the last one to register.
Maybe a good sign.
Here you go. You still have
45 minutes left
to do some test jumps
if you hurry.
All right.
[bouncy music]
[ambulance siren wailing]
[Kaden groans]
[Kaden exhales deeply]
- You all right, man?
- Yes. Just my shoulder.
Tomas Garner, from Vermont.
Big fan.
- Thanks. - Grew up watching you
on TV with my folks.
that jump was amazing, man.
I wish I could pass on
some advice,
but sorry, I have nothing.
Don't sweat it.
You got some for me instead?
Some advice.
Haven't got many jumps left,
so everybody keeps reminding me.
Just go for it, man.
All right.
I'll take all of that.
[announcer speaking Japanese]
[body thuds loudly]
[heartbeats echoing]
It's the next one on the right.
No, thanks.
You heard about Alfred?
Fifty years.
I'm so sorry, Olina.
You know, everyone...
People should be happy
that I'm no longer with him.
I mean, I still do
all his laundry, though.
- Where is he?
- Kaden's.
Did you want to see him?
[monitor beeping]
[somber music]
[breathing deeply]
[ringing tone]
[phone buzzing]
[somber music]
- [rain pattering]
- [thunder rumbling]
- [rain pattering]
- [thunder rumbling]
["Hiders" by Burial]
You are the sound it flies
[monitoring machine beeps]
You are the sound it flies
You don't have
To be alone
You don't have
To be alone
You are the sound it flies
The sound flies home
[soft music]