Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams (2024) s01e01 Episode Script

Old House

[uneasy music playing]
I know I promised not to ask
too many questions.
But, um is this nursing home
just for rich people?
Why do you want to know?
[ominous music playing]
Did your parents look after you?
[Panji] Yeah.
[Siti] Did your parents
take care of your every need
until you were able to live by yourself?
Yes, they did.
They didn't just leave you
by the wayside, did they?
No, they didn't.
Putting them in this place
would be the same
as if your parents left you
in the hospital the day you were born.
Would you really want that?
Look, even if I wanted to,
I couldn't possibly afford
to put my mom in here.
Most of the time, I barely make
enough money to make ends meet.
And my mom doesn't have a pension.
Think about what I just said to you.
Reflect on it.
Which part?
No parent on earth deserves
to be abandoned by their children.
[uneasy music playing]
[Panji] Hello, Nurse Naya.
How old would your mother be, sir?
Oh, uh, she's only 71.
[Panji] But her memory's starting to go.
Her short-term memory.
[Naya] Oh?
What did she work as?
- [Panji] She was a cook.
- [Naya] Mm.
Well, maybe I can introduce you
to the manager of the nursing home.
- You can talk to him about it.
- [door creaking]
He might be able to give your mother
a special price.
[theme music playing]
[siren wailing in distance]
- [kid yelling]
- [clanking]
[man] Tahu, Tahu!
Get your Tahu here.
[Rara] Don't worry about it.
I can look after Hagi and your mom.
You're working
and you're looking after Hagi.
I don't think it's fair for you
to also look after my mom.
[Rara] Don't forget.
I used to look after my own mom too,
you know.
Yeah, and your mom wasn't senile.
Those places aren't cheap.
- This one's free.
- What? What do you mean?
It's the one
where I always drop that nurse off
after she does her shopping.
The one you said was for rich people?
Why on earth
would they want to help people like us?
No idea.
Maybe they have a subsidy program.
I've lost three pounds now.
[Rara] What's that, Mom?
I've been doing a lot of exercising
and I'm down three more pounds.
- [Ranti] So I'm pretty now.
- [Rara chuckles softly]
I want to buy lipstick.
I haven't put on make-up for ages.
Okay, Mom. I'll buy you some.
[Panji] Mm.
Are you hungry?
What would you like me to make?
How about an omelet?
You haven't made me one of those for ages.
Well, from now on,
I'm gonna make a nice omelet for you
every single day. Okay?
If it wasn't for you,
I wouldn't want to live anymore.
Everyone else in my life's gone now.
Including your papa too.
Are you sure you're happy
to still have your mom living with you?
I'm gonna make that omelet.
Just wait here.
[utensils clinking]
[Ranti] Hagi.
See? I told you, she's fine.
[Ranti] Hagi.
But how's it gonna be
if she gets any worse than this?
We don't know how to look after her,
what her needs are.
Yeah. She could get worse
than she is, I suppose,
or she could get better.
But even if she gets way worse
than she is now,
we can't just abandon our parents
like they mean nothing to us.
Look. This is your mom
we're talking about.
She loves you so much, Panji.
- Yes, I know, I love her too.
- Well, it's settled then.
Look, promise me.
You won't take her away from here.
[Panji] Hmm.
Yeah, I promise.
- You don't sound so sure.
- I'm sure.
Oh, yeah?
You're playing with that damn lighter.
You always do that
when you're feeling anxious.
Yeah. Okay.
Where did Hagi go?
Hey, Mom?
[Rara] Mom?
[suspenseful music playing]
Hey, Mom! Hagi!
[Ranti humming]
[Panji] Mom!
[Panji panting]
[Rara] Mom!
[Panji] Mrs. Nana, have you seen my mom?
[Nana] No.
[Ranti humming]
[heavy breathing]
[humming continues]
Mom! Hagi!
[Ranti imitates baby cooing]
[Rara yells]
[Ranti chuckling]
You sit here.
[Hagi] Papa Papa
- [Hagi cooing]
- Yes.
[Hagi cooing]
[exhales heavily]
[suspenseful music continues]
Hagi! Hagi!
Panji, I can't find them anywhere!
- Easy, easy.
- Panji!
Where have you been looking?
[Rara panting]
[Ranti humming]
Mom! Mom!
[Rara] Mom!
[Rara] Mom! Mom!
Where's Hagi? Mom!
- Hagi.
- [Ranti] I'm looking for that ring
- your Dad gave me. Have you seen it?
- Yes, but where is Hagi?
- Hagi.
- Mom, where is Hagi?
[Hagi coos, squeals]
You were with Hagi. Where is he now?
- Where's Hagi?
- [Ranti] Who's Hagi?
Hagi. Hagi, your grandson!
[Hagi coos]
- Come on, Mom. Please tell us.
- You know him.
- Hagi, he's our baby boy.
- [Panji] Huh?
- Mom! Hagi, your grandson, where is he?
- Where did you take him?
[coos, giggles]
Please, where is he, Mom?
[Ranti] I went up the stairs.
Upstairs? Upstairs!
[music stops]
[Hagi giggling]
[Hagi exclaims]
- Hagi! Hagi! Hagi!
- [Hagi crying]
- Hagi!
- [Panji] Hagi! Hagi! Hagi!
You're okay. You're okay.
- Oh, my baby.
- [Hagi crying]
[Rara breathes heavily]
- [Rara sobs]
- [crying continues]
[Rara] It's okay, Hagi, baby.
Yeah. My beautiful baby.
[lighter flicks]
They'll kill you if you smoke here.
I'm sorry.
When I'm stressed,
I play with this lighter.
Are your parents in here too?
Yeah, starting today.
Don't do it.
I brought my mom here a few weeks ago.
Now I regret it.
This place is weird.
Do you drive a taxi?
That's right.
Are your parents rich?
[soft chuckle]
No, my mom was a cook.
I'm a mechanic myself.
My mom was a cleaner.
A fancy place like this
taking in our parents for free?
And all the other residents
are filthy rich.
These kind of people.
We're not their type.
All these foreigners
[Bambang] Expensive hobbies.
We're nothing like them.
Something fishy's going on.
Ah, Nurse.
[Bambang] Can I see my mom now?
No, not yet.
- But I have an appointment.
- [Siti] Yeah, it's tonight.
What's the difference?
I don't really know.
All I can say for sure
is that you can see her later tonight.
[Bambang breathing angrily]
Sorry. I have
many other residents to attend to.
Excuse me.
[uneasy music playing]
[door opens]
[Bambang tuts]
You hear that? There's no way
my mom doesn't want to see me.
[door closes]
Get your mom out of here.
[Ranti] Panji, I really like this place.
It's so nice and clean.
Mm-hmm. Your mom
really enjoyed the backyard.
She says it calms her.
Are you happy
meeting people your age, Mom?
People my age?
She had a good look around the kitchen.
She said it's huge
and she wants to start cooking right away.
[Ranti chuckles]
I'll be working here every single day,
and you'll pick me up, right?
But what about your other passengers?
It'll be so hard for you
to meet your quota, honey.
Look, Mom
You'll be staying here.
So you'll have people taking care of you.
I thought the only reason
I was here was to work, that's all.
No one can look after you properly
at home.
Both Rara and I work.
You don't have to look after me.
As long as I have a place to stay,
I'm good.
Now let's go.
If you stay here,
people will watch over you,
take care of you.
- You'll have doctors
- But I don't need a doctor.
- I just want to be with you
- You're gonna have
- a special diet with food
- Rara and baby Hagi.
- that's packed with nutrition.
- I don't need
- special care.
- They promised me they'd give you
the very best vitamins on the market.
I promise you
I'll get better all by myself.
There'll be lots of fun activities.
- I don't need to go outside.
- You can go on bus trips
- I don't need to see anything outside.
- with people your own age.
I'm fine as long as I have you.
- Don't leave me!
- [Panji] Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom!
Please. Please!
Please, come on. Get up.
That's enough.
Don't leave me, son
Don't leave me, my boy.
I'm so sorry I left Hagi alone.
I promise I'll be more careful.
- I don't need to be taken care of.
- Mom
I just want to stay with you at home.
- Mom.
- Panji
Please, Panji
You're the only one I've got now, Panji
You're the only one I've got
- [Panji grunts]
- Panji!
- Panji
- It's okay.
- Calm down, ma'am.
- Panji!
[Ranti wailing]
I'll die here!
[tense music playing]
[Ranti crying]
[Ranti] Panji!
Panji, don't leave me here please!
Panji! Panji!
[Ranti yells]
You're going to hell. And I am too.
What else could I do?
What else should I do? Huh?
[car engine revs]
[Panji] Hello?
[eerie music playing]
Hey, Mom?
It's me, Panji.
[ominous music playing]
[lights clunk]
- [flashlight clicks]
- [heavy breathing]
[door creaks]
[door creaking]
[Panji] Mom.
- [humming in distance]
- [flies buzzing]
[door opens]
[humming continues]
[Panji] Mom?
Mom, let's go home.
[Ranti] Panji, that you?
I'm so happy.
[tapping on flashlight]
[dramatic music playing]
- [squelches]
- [Panji breathing heavily]
[Ranti] Panji.
I'm so happy living here, son.
- Thank you so much.
- [Panji breathing heavily]
[Ranti] Panji, why did you leave me here
all alone to die?
[Panji gasping in fear]
- [squelches]
- Mom
[switch clicks]
Panji, where are you going?
[Rara shushing]
- I'm getting my mom.
- What? But it's late.
I'm not gonna let her sleep one night
at that nursing home.
- I'll come with you.
- No, stay here.
- [Rara shushing]
- With Hagi.
Be careful.
[ominous music playing]
[door creaking]
[door closes]
[music swells]
- [bell ringing]
- [music fades]
[indistinct chatter and laughter
in distance]
[lively music playing in distance]
[indistinct chatter]
[chatter fades]
[Naya chuckles softly]
Mr. Panji.
What are you doing here?
I came to get my mother.
[soft chuckle]
[Naya] Carry on, enjoy yourselves.
[Naya chuckles]
Now why on earth do you want to come
and get your mother?
I was wrong to put her in here.
I should be looking after her.
First day
It's always the hardest
when you drop your parents off
at the nursing home, I know.
The children usually feel
very guilty about it.
[Naya] Don't worry. It's normal.
Some even have
terrible nightmares about it.
[laughing continues]
Is that what happened?
Did you have a nightmare?
[laughing continues]
Like I said, it's quite normal.
What you've got to do
is keep reminding yourself
of the reason you brought your mother here
in the first place.
I thought she'd get better care here.
Yes. Exactly.
And you're absolutely right.
Now you just go back home and don't worry.
We children can't be selfish about this.
We've gotta think of them for once.
Just because you don't wanna feel guilty,
you actually end up doing something
that isn't what's best for your parents.
[indistinct chatter]
- What's going on here?
- [Naya] Oh.
These are some of the children
of the residents living here
at the nursing home.
[Naya chuckles]
Every once in a while,
they have a little get-together
when they come to visit their parents.
It's always a fun time.
Where are their parents?
What are you talking about?
They are sound asleep, of course,
it's just past midnight.
[laughing continues]
- Look, Nurse.
- [Naya] Yes. Yes, Mr. Panji?
I wanna see my mother now.
Your mother was terribly upset
earlier today.
She eventually managed to calm down
after we explained everything to her.
If we let you see her now,
it'll be like starting all over again
from the beginning.
She'll be heartbroken and devastated.
I promise you I've seen it before.
Next week, she'll be settled in
and used to her surroundings.
So you can see her then, okay?
Mr. Panji.
There's really nothing to worry about.
- Okay.
- [Naya] Yeah.
Sorry I made a fuss.
No, you didn't. And we totally understand.
- [Panji] Okay. I'll go now.
- All right.
[engine starts]
[engine stops]
[Panji sighs]
[Panji] Fuck it!
[indistinct chatter]
[suspenseful music playing]
[indistinct chatter]
[door opens]
[door closes]
[Dimitri] Well, if it weren't, you'd see.
You know, now that I think about it,
this place isn't so bad after all.
[Yuri] See? What did I tell you?
[footsteps approaching]
[Dimitri] Yuri, do you remember back then,
when we watched that movie?
- [Yuri] Mm-hmm.
- [Dimitri inhales sharply]
[Dimitri] It was called, uh
Tiga Burung Dara.
- [Yuri] Oh, yeah, I remember.
- [Dimitri chuckles]
What a nice evening this was, Yuri.
- [Yuri] So, does that mean you're happy
- [door handle rattles]
- with how you're doing now?
- [tense music playing]
[Dimitri] Of course. No regrets.
See you at the ordination?
[hurried footsteps]
[Yuri] Sure.
[door lock clicks]
[phone buzzing]
[nervous breathing]
[suspenseful music playing]
[bell tolls]
[dramatic suspenseful music playing]
[door creaks]
[suspenseful music playing]
[door creaks]
[flashlight clicks]
[eerie music playing]
[chains rattling]
[heavy breathing]
- [heavy breathing]
- [man groaning]
- [Panji] Sir?
- [shaky breathing]
Are you one, one one of them?
[Panji] We met earlier today
when I brought my mother in.
I've come to get her back.
Help me, please.
[soft groan]
[Bambang] Try.
Please try
I can't. I can't help you right now.
I'll come back later, I swear.
No. Please, help me now.
But I can't get these chains off
with my bare hands.
- [Bambang] You gotta help me.
- [footsteps approaching]
[Bambang breathing shakily]
[indistinct chatter and laughter
in distance]
[Panji] I promise I'll come back.
[Bambang] Don't go.
[indistinct chatter]
[flashlight clicks]
[Dimitri] It's been a long time.
I really miss those days.
[Wisnu] I know what you mean.
[Dimitri] How long do we have to do this?
[Wisnu] Be patient, Dimitri.
We'll all be able to live
on the outside again.
Are you already sick and tired
of living with us?
[bed squeaking]
- Why's this bed so heavy?
- [Wisnu sighs]
[Wisnu] You're not fully recovered yet?
[Rossie] It's the wheels.
They need oiling.
[Dimitri] Wisnu.
You're the engineer here.
Go on. You should be able to fix it.
These rusty wheels don't need an engineer.
Any old mechanic will do.
Okay, well
we better find a mechanic
to stay here then.
- [bed rattling]
- [shaky breathing]
[eerie music playing]
[chains rattling]
[eerie music continues]
[Bambang] What are you gonna do with me?
[Bambang's mom] Bambang?
Is that you?
I've been wanting to visit
since last week.
But they wouldn't let me see you.
[Bambang's mom]
You just up and left me here.
Mom, I wanna take you home!
You were hoping I'd die here.
No, Mom. I want you to come home!
I'm sorry I ever brought you here.
I'm sorry, Mom.
- I'm sorry, Mom.
- [rattling]
[dramatic music playing]
[Bambang] Don't do anything to my mother.
We don't want to harm your mother at all.
We just want to give her
what she deserves, Mr. Bambang.
Mom, run! Run, Mom!
[suspenseful music playing]
[creatures gibbering]
[heavy breathing]
[shrieks, growls]
He's not willing!
[shaky breathing]
Your mother has raised you.
[shaky breathing]
She has wasted her youth on you.
[Mutiara] Allow her to
take back all that she gave you.
Woe betide both of you
if you don't.
Do what a good son would.
[eerie music playing]
[body thuds]
You have now become one of us, Kemala.
We have granted you the blessing of youth.
Stay with us now.
The only thing we ask in return
is for you to look after this place.
It's been so long
since my body has felt this light
and free of pains.
Yes, I'm ready to, um
to clean this entire building
from end to end.
[phone buzzing]
[buzzing continues]
[buzzing continues]
- [flashes]
- [creatures screaming]
[Noto] Give it to me!
Find the owner of this phone!
Release The Banished!
[suspenseful music playing]
[footsteps approaching]
- [bangs on door]
- [door rattles]
[banging on door]
[door rattles]
[eerie music sting]
[Panji breathing shakily]
What the hell was that?
I warned you, didn't I?
i told you not to bring your mother here.
Those two beings.
What the hell were they?
I don't know. They've never told me.
But I know what they're used for.
They suck the youth out of young people
- and transfer it to old people?
- Yes.
But they can only do it
if it's between a parent and their child.
[Panji] I can't believe this.
- That's impossible.
- You saw it with your own eyes.
But how do they do it?
There are so many things in this world
that humans won't ever understand.
They live in peace
just as long as they can remain ignorant
to the things they cannot understand.
But it doesn't mean they're not there.
Where do those creatures come from?
No idea.
From down below.
And their breath is dangerous.
It's flammable.
So the people that are here
Are they all really old?
And very rich.
They've got enough money
to last them so many lifetimes.
That's why they all live here.
They no longer need to make a living.
If they're all rich,
then why did they let my mother in?
She was just a cook before.
They have to have people
to provide them with what they need.
Like your mother can.
And me as well.
Are you old too?
I'm 103 years old.
So you
you sacrificed your own child?
You know,
there isn't one day that goes by
that I don't wake up regretting it.
If I could only find a way to stop it.
Stop what?
The process of making
an older person young.
You see, it only works if both the child
and the parent are willing.
If they aren't, then it doesn't work.
What happens then? Do they both die?
Neither of them does.
[Siti] But they turn into
these hideous creatures.
[door creaks]
They're called The Banished.
[creatures screeching]
Where's my mother?
You have to get out of here
while you still can.
I'm gonna take my mother with me.
Use this to get out.
You need to hurry now.
I don't want you to die.
I'm taking my mother with me.
[Siti] Then you're going to die.
I'm not leaving my mother here
and that's it.
Here, then you'll need this.
[zipper unzips]
Put it on.
[Naya] Find the owner of this cellphone.
He's your dinner.
Now, you'll go to the end of that hallway.
To the room on the right.
People will see me in this.
[Siti] You need to wear it.
Something will chase after you.
They can't see anything,
but they can smell you.
If you have my scent on you,
then you'll be safe.
You're a lot like him.
Like who?
Like my son.
Hurry, go! You've got to go now!
[hurried steps receding]
[suspenseful music playing]
[heavy breathing]
[shaky, heavy breathing]
[suspenseful music continues]
[Panji panting]
Hey, Mom.
Who are you?
Mom! Mom!
It's Panji, Mom.
- Panji?
- I've come to take you home.
Panji? Who's that?
[breathes shakily, sobs]
It's me, Panji, your boy.
Mom, I'm-I'm so sorry I left you here.
You're my little boy?
Yes, Mom. I'm Panji.
- Panji.
- [Panji] Yes, Mom.
[Ranti] Panji.
We have to get out of here.
[chains rattling]
Don't worry. Wait here.
[heavy breathing]
[hand patting]
[Panji grunts]
- [hand patting]
- [heavy breathing]
[tense music playing]
Save your mother!
[suspenseful music playing]
[chains rattling]
[Panji panting]
- [Ranti humming]
- [shushes]
Mom, you've gotta stay quiet!
[humming continues]
[Panji] Mom.
[gasps, breathing heavily]
[creatures screeching]
[humming continues]
[Dimitri shushes]
Everything is going to be all right.
[Panji] Mom.
[Dimitri] Come with me.
I've got a family.
[Panji] I've got a little boy.
He still needs me.
What for?
When your children grow up,
they won't care about you anymore.
Please, let me take my mother back home.
I swear
I'll look after her.
I'll take care of her.
- But for how long?
- As long as she lives.
Well, even if you do take her home,
surely you must know
it will be useless.
Pretty soon, she's not going to remember
anything at all.
Screw all of you.
The reason you chose her
was to make her a slave
who just cooks for you.
[Panji] This whole business
is just some sick game
for you rich fuckers.
You are not much better than us.
Hold on.
Now wait.
I'm begging you,
please let us go home now.
[Panji] I swear to you
I won't tell a soul what's going on.
Or let us stay, and we'll serve you.
Anything at all.
We'll do whatever you need done.
The only thing we need from you
is your gratitude
and for you to give thanks to your mother.
I never asked to be born.
Let's say, I don't know, a stranger had
helped you out,
taking care of you from birth.
Wouldn't you want to repay the favor?
My mom would never wish me any harm.
Oh, you'd be surprised
how incredibly willing and eager
you become
to do anything it takes
when you're very old and grey,
and on death's door
just to feel young
and mentally sound again.
[suspenseful music playing]
[grunts, screams]
[shrieks, growls]
[Noto] He's not willing!
[footsteps approaching]
[shaky breathing]
This is the only way
you are going to be able
to save your mother.
There's no need to worry about anything.
We'll watch over your family now.
You will live on
in your mother's body
for the rest of your days.
If you don't,
woe betide to both of you.
So surrender.
[dramatic music playing]
[Ranti] Panji, my son
is this what you want?
[heavy breathing]
Take care of Hagi.
Make him happy.
Give him love.
[Ranti breathes shakily, sobs]
Go now, son.
[all screaming]
- [Panji] Come on, Mom!
- [Ranti] Go!
[Ranti groaning]
[creatures screeching]
[screaming continues]
[dramatic music playing]
[panicked panting]
[fire roars]
[dramatic music continues]
[light music playing]
[closing theme music playing]
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