Xolo (2017) Movie Script

Based on a true story
Men like control.
They like to control
time, land and animals.
They like to control others.
Men call me when they lose this control.
I knew a man.
It was probably 10 years ago
but history repeats itself, constantly.
This man found a wolf on his land.
People used to shoot at wolves...
but he thought that
animals could be tamed.
I want to walk around with a wolf
on a leash, he said.
They lived side by side for years,
sharing food,
close to each other during the day,
separated by a cage at night.
When the animal seemed ready...
the man put a chain
around the animal's neck.
But a wolf is a wolf, it doesnt change.
It cannot be tamed.
So the man fired a shot to its head.
He could have freed it, let it go
but a man is a man.
The nature of things affirms itself
and men lose control.
That's when they call me.
Grass growing from cracks in the asphalt
for example. That is nature.
The question is:
are men part of nature?
I have a different idea about
the world.
I let it go.
I just say...
- How much?
- Full tank.
I dont know.
It heats up.
How did it go?
As usual.
The bar.
The petrol station.
Is this for the whole week?
- Including Saturday?
- Yes.
Today I threw a lot of money away,
I bought a dog.
You should see its eyes, its head.
Its nasty.
I'll go home,
I wont stay here tonight.
- Alright?
- Alright, go!
- Is it the new dog that Gino bought?
- Yes, it's that one.
That's how he spends his
money then.
You need gasoline?
No, no.
My car is working better today.
- Are you French?
- Yes, Im French.
Tu parl franais?
Love songs.
Love songs!
My name is Nathaniel.
I work in this area but
Im moving soon.
Whats your name?
Nice name, beautiful.
Nice to meet you, Rosa.
Nice to meet you!
As we say in French.
Good bye.
I'll leave in two days,
do you want to come with me?
I put it here.
its worth a lot of money.
Its a fighting dog.
It even killed a fellow.
Tie it in the shed and dont you
ever feed it, ever.
They want to be paid to the last penny.
And I pay them to the last penny.
But this is daylight robbery.
They add to the weight but
are worth nothing.
I have to go.
- Is Gino waiting for you?
- Work is waiting for me.
Will I see you again?
How does it feel to kill someone?
You dont know?
You never asked yourself!
Come here!
How much did you spend
on this dress?
You took it from the bar.
Do you need something?
Answer me.
How can I help you?
You need a dress?
Don't you have any more dresses?
Did you have to steal?
I sell gasoline, Rosa.
Im ready to leave.
How should I know!
Gino bought a dog.
A dog worth a lot of money.
Yes. I know.
Lets take it and leave!
No, I don't know.
- Im ready.
- Yes.
- The dog?
- Its in the trunk.
What the fuck are you doing here?
Where're we going?
To sell the dog.
Did you see that?
It doesn't seem that bad.
Who can we sell it to?
I know someone in the
dogfighting business,
lets see how much its really worth.
This is the first time I've eaten out.
No one ever invited you
to a restaurant?
I mean, out?
No one?
I always lived in the countryside.
What about your family, Rosa?
I dont have a family.
If we see a real restaurant,
I'll invite you.
I promise.
How much we got?
Three hundred and fifty, roughly.
One day's takings.
"Without heart we would
be mere machines."
Without heart we would
be mere machines.
I'd love to show you a wonderful place.
I have to start all over again,
leave everything behind.
And you got to help me.
Im here Rosa.
How did you meet Gino?
At his petrol station.
I was looking for a normal job
and we spoke.
He helped me because I was alone.
Gino has a family.
Did you know that?
He has a wife.
Are you in love with me,
With all my being.
I've done bad things.
I dont want to know about it.
I've done a lot of things
I have to tell you about.
You dont know who I am.
You dont know who I am either.
Yes I do.
There's a magazine in the suitcase.
I marked an article.
It's about Ginos dog.
Its name is Csolo.
The name is Xolo, not Csolo.
This dog killed and could kill again."
"It broke the chain...
and pounced on its owner.
Soon after it vanished without a trace.
Is it the same dog?
They became lovers and
now they're on the run.
They still look at each other with wonder.
Are you truly mine?
Will this man be mine forever?
They feel infinite joy.
But they know they're lying to themselves.
They remember old lovers.
Known feelings they experienced...
and they wonder:
Will it end like last time?
And they're scared.
They know we will take back what's ours.
More than that.
They're waiting for us.
This is what lovers live for,
drama, sorrow.
We are their tears.
Thats it, dead.
What do you mean dead?
Thats it!
Lets walk.
What do you mean walk?
Check it again.
No. Lets walk, its dead.
Come with me.
Are we going to walk?
- We will walk.
The suitcase.
- The radio.
- The radio!
The dog.
- The plant.
- And the plant.
Is that all?
Xolo, come. Lets walk.
Let's go.
Do you have to run all of a sudden?
We're here.
We have to get here.
- Its close.
- We could have fixed the car.
I dont know how you do things in France,
but here we fix the cars.
That car was stolen.
And by the way, Im not really French,
Im from the Basque Country.
Where shall we head to?
- Show me your ass.
- Come on!
Lets make love!
Shit! I forgot the money in the car.
He wants to pay 200.
He knows the dog.
He says its dangerous to keep it.
What shall we do?
I dont know.
After we sell the dog we take a ferry.
I want to go to Turkey.
You have no idea what
we're going to do, right?
When the money's gone?
This thing about money is no longer
a problem for me.
Since I left France...
I tell myself:
Tomorrow, tomorrow I will make
some money.
And I'm sure tomorrow will come.
Did you have all the money
you wanted with Gino?
I had a place to stay and
some money, yes.
But he treated you like a whore.
Thats what you said, didnt you?
I've worked with Gino.
He treats everybody like animals.
Maybe hes right.
We're just animals.
We're a bit more complex.
Consider a man and a woman, as they are.
At the end
How do you call it in Italianlessence?
The essence?
What a person really needs
is just a fire to keep him warm
and a glass of wine.
Dont you worry, Rosa.
Im here.
I can give you
the essence of what you need.
Love songs?
The devil himself on the leash.
- Where are you heading?
- Were wandering around.
- It doesnt look dangerous.
- Who told you its dangerous?
- Whats on your mind?
- Nothing.
So much thirst in your eyes.
Gino told me about your thirst
but I didnt think it was so much.
Are you thirsty?
I'm no longer thirsty.
Tell Gino my thirst
is quenched!
- Who was he?
- Just someone who wanted to buy the dog.
Its not worth it.
Xolo, come.
If something happens to me?
Would you be ready?
Would you be by my side?
Of course.
- I dont think so.
- Why?
Why didnt you come when you saw me
talking to that man?
I didnt notice him.
What do you mean?
I'm saying I'm alone,
exactly as you found me.
Didnt you say you'll save me?
Calm down.
Stop it!
Calm down.
Stop it. Stop it, I said.
Where is Xolo?
Where's the dog?
Leave it alone, it killed a man.
I dont want it with us anymore.
It'll starve.
Who gives a fuck if he starves to death!
We're penniless and you care
about the dog!
Wheres that damn dog!
Thats it, go away.
Stay by yourself.
Sure, its easy.
Fucking bloody dog!
Lets stay here.
There's all we need.
A home,
A city all to ourselves.
Who was it, Gino?
Xolo. Where's Xolo?
Go, Rosa. Ill come.
Dont worry.
I'll come to find you.
Go, run, run!
Im sorry.
I found the girl, we're coming back.
Yes, the dog is with us.
- The dog?
- It's free.
Itll starve to death.
How was your trip?
Take that dress off,
I bought you a present.
Nothing happened, Rosa.
Everything is the same as before.
- How much?
- Eighty.
If you want, you know where to find me.
Looks like that boy is still following
you around.
Leave him alone.
You wanted me here, here I am.
Dont worry.
Yes, I do worry.
Rosa, you cant stop a heart,
it hears no reason.
You dont have a heart,
you dont know.
You think its your heart,
but its your head.
Go to him.
Go to him.
You're free.
Go to him.
Go to him. Get out!
You have to do something for me.
Here I'll build a cathedral for you.
For us to worship you.
They didnt kill me, see?
No, they didnt kill you.
I couldnt just disappear.