Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams (2024) s01e07 Episode Script

PO Box

[rich woman] Look, I don't understand
why this is such a hassle for you people.
I've been honest,
declaring this to customs.
I've showed you the certificate
and purchase invoice too.
I have no problem
paying the taxes on it either.
But why on earth did I have to spend
so long waiting for this lady to come,
and now I still have to wait
while she examines my diamonds?
Is she a part
of the Customs Office or what?
What's the story?
We don't have a
diamond appraiser on site.
[Rendy] But we can hire one if needed.
And Miss Valdya here
is the best in Jakarta.
This is her certification
and appointment letter.
[officer] Hey, Rendy,
come here for a second.
Yeah. I'll be right back.
[indistinct chatter]
[rich woman] These are dollars.
Have you declared that too?
Do you want me to appraise it
for custom tax?
[sharp sigh]
[Rendy] According to the appraisal,
your diamond is worth way more
than what is written on the certificate.
So you'll have to pay the difference
in the custom tax,
which is 1.8 billion rupiahs.
[rich woman]
I bought it at an authorized store.
And you're saying
the certificate is incorrect?
[suspenseful music playing]
[Rendy] Please just wait here, ma'am.
[woman over speaker]
Your attention, please
You've got the prettiest eyes.
Clear and precise.
Pardon me.
I remember meeting someone once
with eyes exactly like yours, my dear.
Who was it?
And who are you?
You don't know me.
I've got a feeling
our paths will cross again.
[suspenseful music continues]
[indistinct chatter]
[theme music playing]
[light music playing]
Donny gave me this. Is it real?
I bet you can tell
from a mile away, right?
I did ask him to get me a fake diamond.
It's just an engagement ring anyway.
[Donny] Even if I had the money
to buy a real one, I wouldn't
- spend it on something like that.
- Hey, honey, are you okay?
- Yeah, I'm fine, babe.
- Are you sure?
No way. Oh, we would totally use
that money to renovate the place.
Let me help you.
[exhales sharply]
- No, really! Valdya, please!
- [Valdya] No, no, no.
It's fine, don't worry about it.
[Donny] Okay, what's up?
Why'd you guys come over?
You know I love you, right?
[Rendy] Even if you weren't my family,
- I'd still love you.
- Just tell me
or I'll whack you in the head.
You're a customs officer, not in sales.
- You don't think we're good negotiators?
- Fine, what do you want?
I hope you don't mind,
but we're gonna beat you to the punch.
We're getting married in two months.
[clicks tongue]
You've been beating me
to the punch my whole life.
You even got circumcised before me
because you wanted your dick
- to grow bigger than mine.
- Shut up! [chuckles]
So is it true that Rendy dated
your big sister before you?
- I think it's great.
- [Nala] That is so cool.
- I'm really happy for you.
- [Nala] We just never know
who we'll fall in love with, right?
In my case, dating Donny was not
something I ever expected to do.
He's this big filmmaker
but his movies aren't good.
- They're big at the box office though!
- If I didn't love him so much,
- his movies would be a deal breaker.
- [chuckles]
- [Donny] You know I can hear you, right?
- [Nala] Hmm?
So you haven't heard anything
from your sister at all?
For five years?
What happened to her? Do you know?
She went to a job interview, um
but never came back.
Okay, where was this interview?
I don't even know. She never said.
[Nala] And you never asked her?
[sharp sigh]
Listen, if you want
I've got a brother who's a policeman.
I can ask him to look into it
if that'll help at all.
Thanks, but the police have been working
on her case for five years now
with no results.
It doesn't have to be like that though.
I know how the police work, Val.
You need an insider
so they take it seriously.
Otherwise, your case will be ignored.
- [Valdya] There are gonna be lots of moms
- [Dara] Mm-hmm?
at the costume party
who have had boob jobs.
[Dara] Oh, are you jealous?
You want to get your boobies done too?
[Valdya] No, I just want to be taller,
- that's all!
- [Dara laughs on video]
[Dara] One, two, three!
Ha! Let's go!
Yay! I won!
- [Valdya] No way, I won!
- [Dara laughs on video]
So good eyes run in the family, huh?
- [Dara] You look so good!
- Me, Dara, and my mom.
[Valdya] All the women in the family.
- Ew, gross!
- Ah, ah!
[Valdya chuckling]
Did you see that? Did you see that?
[Dara] Yeah.
What on earth are you girls doing, hmm?
Can I get in on it?
It's probably not such a good idea
to get married this soon.
We've talked about this before.
Yeah, I know, but still
This just doesn't feel right.
We'll never forget about Dara.
We've been trying to find her for years.
Yeah, but then we stopped, right?
Because there was nothing else
we could possibly do.
Oh, yeah?
[pensive music playing]
[suspenseful music playing]
[keyboard tapping]
P.O. BOX 888
I was going to come in on Sunday
so I wouldn't have to wait in line.
We're usually open
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
But if necessary, we can open at night.
If you need access later than that,
we can arrange it.
Do you know every person
who rents a P.O. Box here?
[clerk] Well, before you,
the last renter was three years ago,
so I'm pretty sure I've forgotten.
I'd like to rent box 888, please.
I like that number.
This one right here.
[clerk] Hmm I'm afraid that one's taken.
- [Valdya] By whom?
- An individual.
Usually, only companies use these boxes.
What's their name?
Do you know you're the second person
to ask me that this week?
Who was it?
The person who asked?
[soft chuckle]
Yes, because you're not allowed to tell me
their personal information, right?
Yes, that's right.
But I can tell you who asked about it.
She left me her name,
and I believe, her cellphone number.
Can I have it, sir?
- It's very important.
- [clerk] Sure. Of course.
It's this one.
[camera shutter clicks]
I have the ability to sense
if a person is good or bad.
The person who asked the other day
was good.
And I sense that you are too.
Thank you so much.
This P.O. Box was paid for 40 years ago.
It's been rented for 100 years now.
[Valdya] Ma'am?
Ma'am, if you're too busy right now,
I can come back later on.
[Ratna] No, just wait.
I won't be long.
I just wanted to ask
why you went to the post office
a few days ago.
[suspenseful music sting]
[Valdya breathes heavily]
Who are you?
I told you before. I'm a reporter.
All right,
you don't need to tell me who you are.
There's no use anyway.
I'll just make you crippled
like my husband.
My sister went missing five years ago.
She was told to go to P.O. Box 888
for a job interview.
And she never came home again.
[wheels rattling]
[uneasy music playing]
[Ratna] This is my husband, Adi.
Five years ago,
he came home covered in blood
with a hole in his head.
He told us we had to go and hide,
saying someone was coming to kill us.
That was the last thing he said.
We've been moving around ever since then.
Last week,
his condition suddenly improved.
Now he can write.
The first thing he wrote was
"P.O. Box 888."
Then after that, he screamed hysterically,
and his condition worsened again.
Two days ago, I went to the post office.
I tried to find out what was in it.
What did he do for a living?
He worked at the National Research Agency,
he was brilliant.
But then someone corrupt
stole his identity
and he was implicated.
I know that he was applying
for a job somewhere, but
he never told me anything about it.
Have you seen her?
She's my sister.
Look at her, please.
If you've ever seen my sister,
could you just nod your head?
We've got to report this to the police!
We can't just ignore it!
Look, my husband is a man of principle.
He's not afraid of anything.
He never shows any fear.
But he's just terrified,
making me hide him all the time.
I don't want him to get hurt.
I know someone in the police force.
I guarantee that
Someone cut my husband's head open, miss.
And took out a bit of his brain.
This city has
a lot of crazy people, psychopaths!
- We've gotta report this.
- [Ratna] Go home.
Please don't come back again.
Don't you want justice
for what they did to your husband?
Let's find the people
who are behind it all.
When my husband was framed,
the police couldn't do anything at all.
Small-time thugs framed him.
What do you think will happen
when powerful people are involved?
I believe we can take them on.
I'm just grateful that he's still alive
and I pray that one day,
he'll return to his old self.
But please,
I need to find out where my sister is.
Just go.
[line ringing]
[Rendy] Val, where have you been?
Nala's brother, the cop,
do you think I could ask him a favor?
[knocking on door]
[door rattling]
[policeman] Well, it's not locked.
[suspenseful music playing]
[switch clicks]
It doesn't look like
anyone's living here at all.
There's not even a bed.
[Valdya] What? Are you kidding?
That's impossible.
It definitely wasn't empty this afternoon.
[switches click]
Val, maybe it's the wrong address?
Could be the house next door?
Ren, I'm not delusional, all right?
[water running]
Wow, the plumbing's really rusty.
[switch clicks]
When the water came out, it was murky.
I'll wait outside.
[Rendy] So, you're sure
no one's lived here recently?
[policeman] Yeah.
It's been empty for a while.
[Rendy] All right, sorry about this.
Didn't mean to waste your time.
[policeman] It's okay.
But, uh I really need to get back
to the station house now.
- [Rendy] Of course. Thank you. Okay.
- [policeman] No worries.
- [policeman] Take care.
- [Rendy] You too.
Nothing. I believe you.
You believe me?
I believe that you believe
you really met that family.
Believe that I believe?
Once when I was little,
I wanted to see my father so much that
I thought I saw him at home,
but he was living in Malaysia.
It happened to me too
when I was a little girl.
I had lots and lots of friends.
One had three arms,
one had one eye, one had horns,
and one could fly.
But then they all disappeared.
- Do you know why?
- No, why?
Because they were imaginary friends.
Only kids could see them,
but when we grow up,
they disappear, they go away.
I wasn't hallucinating, I wasn't stressed.
If you don't believe me,
then why the heck should other people?
Look out!
[tires screeching]
[eerie music playing]
Are you okay?
I've got a feeling
our paths will cross again.
I've seen that woman before,
a few days ago.
Rule number one.
Don't leave the car late at night
when someone's trying to lure you out.
It could be an ambush.
- Pause. It's the same woman, right?
- [mouse clicks]
[Rendy] They do look similar.
If you were in a movie,
you'd be a super annoying character.
[Valdya] It's obviously the same woman.
[Rendy] Yeah, you're right.
Who do you think she is?
[Rendy] She had no business being there.
She didn't have bags. No luggage at all.
So what was she doing then?
I think she just wanted to see you.
Is there any way
we can find out who she is?
There could be.
[camera shutter clicks]
[Rendy] Yes! The system's online. Awesome.
This thing works like a photo gallery
on your phone.
It can detect people based on their faces.
It's an old technology from years ago.
So for, uh individuals,
it's available on our devices.
But for Google, the access is limited
for privacy reasons.
This application can trace people's faces
from all the photos on the web.
Who the hell is this bloody woman?
We gave up trying to find her once.
We just assumed that Dara died.
It's not true.
If we'd still had hope that
Dara was alive
we wouldn't have started dating.
[Rendy] Okay, but look
you've gotta remember that Dara and I
had only been together for two months.
Well, it still doesn't make us
better people, you know.
We're still monsters.
We shouldn't have forgotten about her.
But we never did.
Okay, okay.
[Rendy sighs]
So now, what do we do?
I'll do whatever you want me to.
Until we know for sure
Dara isn't around anymore,
that she's dead
I think we should take a break
from each other.
And if she's alive, then what happens?
[Rendy] We won't get back together?
In other words that's it?
It's over for us?
This is really hard for me too, Ren.
You're so selfish, you know that?
I'm selfish?
[Valdya scoffs]
I'm thinking about others.
I'm thinking of Dara.
You're only thinking
of yourself and your own guilt.
[Rendy] You buy that newspaper every day.
You're hoping the job ad will be in again?
That job advertisement
isn't gonna change anything.
It's not gonna help you
get rid of the guilt.
You need to get rid of it some other way.
Get help.
Then maybe you can move on
and stop pushing people away
that care about you.
[door opens]
[Valdya] That's the angel costume
in Romeo and Juliet,
- but they ended up dead.
- [Dara] So pretty!
It's too pretty!
I don't want this one. Let's trade.
[Valdya] No, you're perfect in that.
I don't want it.
- [bone cracks]
- [Valdya gasps]
[doorbell chimes]
[door opens]
[newspaper deliveryman] Here's your paper.
[Valdya] Thanks.
[door closes]
[suspenseful music playing]
[Valdya] Job offer.
Send your application. P.O. Box 888.
Urgently needed.
Job qualification:
outstanding in their fields.
We are offering competitive salaries.
Latest submission
one day after the advertisement is posted.
[suspenseful music continues]
Job offer at P.O. Box 888
To personnel manager of P.O. Box 888,
I came across the job advertisement
posted at Jakarta Express
on April 15th, 2024.
I am applying
and I would like to apply
as a diamond appraiser.
[keyboard tapping]
I have gifted vision.
Here are your post office box keys.
You get two.
Just leave one here with us,
so that the staff can put mail
into your box for you.
Can I give you a piece of advice, miss?
That is if you don't mind.
I don't want to step out of line.
Sir, don't worry.
[soft chuckle]
Uh, sometimes we've got to learn
to let go.
Anything that takes up
too much of our passion can't be good.
And you end up regretting it.
- And besides
- [lock clicks]
all we are are ordinary people.
We don't have to be fighters.
Because even if we do fight for it,
it might all be in vain.
Just like throwing salt in the ocean.
Well, it won't be in vain though.
Even the smallest thing,
the tiniest little morsel
is worth fighting for.
Even if it is
a grain of salt in the ocean.
Well, I really hope you're right.
I'm always glad to see
someone brave enough
to fight for something.
But my heart really breaks
every time that fighter perishes.
I really hope I'll see you again.
[soft chuckle]
I'm going home now.
After you're done, when you leave,
the door will lock automatically.
Thank you so much.
[suspenseful music playing]
[footsteps approaching]
- [lock clicks]
- [keys jangling]
[suspenseful music playing]
[zipper unzips]
[locker door opens]
[breathing shakily]
[music fades]
[footsteps approaching]
- Are you done?
- I'm done.
[tense music playing]
[lock clicks]
- [car door opens]
- [gasps]
- [man 1] What do you want?
- [man 2] The mailbag.
[man 1] We can read them right away.
[car door closes]
[man 2] You left the key in the car.
No one would steal it anyway.
[car doors close]
[man 1] Arrogance
is such a huge part of human nature.
[car engine starts]
[upbeat music playing]
[cellphone ringing]
[ringing continues]
- [ringing stops]
- [music volume decreases]
[man 1] Go and see what that is.
[man 2] Are you gonna stop the car?
[turn signal clicking]
[man 1] Forget it, it's probably nothing.
- [car door opens]
- [eerie music playing]
[car door closes]
[footsteps receding]
[suspenseful music playing]
[car beeping]
[car door closes]
[car engine starts]
- [car engine revs]
- [tires screeching]
[line ringing]
[Rendy] Valdya, where the hell are you?
- [whispers] Ren.
- I saw
the job advertisement in the paper.
- You didn't apply for it, did you?
- [phone buzzes]
Hold on a second.
[Valdya] "Congratulations,
you have been selected
for an interview for P.O. Box 888."
[Rendy] Valdya!
Val, tell me where you are right now.
[Valdya exhales sharply]
Val, send me your current location.
I've got no choice.
- I've gotta see this through.
- Val.
- I'm sorry, Ren.
- Valdya!
[elevator bell dings]
[light music playing]
Can a building have a 13th floor?
Maybe the owner's not a superstitious guy.
Well, I'm not either.
That's good. Well, at least now,
we know the company will assess
the interview scientifically.
Not superstitiously.
What do you mean?
Some companies hire their employees
based on the zodiac.
[applicant 1] The zodiac is scientific.
One of the country's top schools
teaches astronomy.
[awkward chuckle]
- [clanks]
- What the
I got no service.
Yeah, me neither.
[applicant 1] A logistics company
and their elevator doesn't even work?
What about our interviews?
[applicant 2] Just wait a bit,
it'll start up again.
This whole thing's kinda weird.
[applicant 3] This company is hiring
and offering a nine-figure salary,
but doesn't specify
what skills they're looking for.
This lady here is a singer.
[applicant 3] And I'm a soccer player.
I'm a researcher.
And I'm a swimmer.
I play the violin.
I'm a movie star.
A porn one.
I do it online.
[scientist] Who's your co-star?
- [porn star] Just me.
- [scientist] Right.
[soccer player]
How do you make money then?
People order, then I email them a video.
They're not allowed to share it.
Is that safe?
Come on, bro.
It won't be leaked.
[swimmer] I've seen your videos
for free on Telegram.
- Damn.
- Yeah, I've seen them too.
Uh, it was an accident.
A friend showed it to me.
[scientist] It was lunchtime,
someone sent the video to a friend
on a WhatsApp group.
- I was right next to him and
- Uh, okay, okay, we believe you.
And what do you do, miss?
I'm a diamond appraiser.
And how do you examine the diamonds?
With my eyes alone.
[soft chuckle]
Your eyes are so cool.
They're big and sharp.
- Hmm.
- [soft chuckle]
So, it's safe to say
that we all have
specifically trained body parts, right?
Like a talented body part.
With me, I play the violin,
so I have trained fingers.
Soccer would be your feet and heart?
And for you
Probably my tongue.
I can tell what ingredients were used
to make a meal without even seeing it.
Yours must be your brain.
Yours would be leg muscles,
arms and heart.
And yours must be
vocal cords and your diaphragm?
That's it, I guess.
His must be his hands 'cause he does
all those scenes alone, right?
So you two are the same.
- Must be his penis.
- [chef] But the penis just stays still.
Actually, the penis is
the most active part of the human body.
Even when someone dies,
usually, they'll have an erection.
It's called "angel lust".
The penis disconnects from the brain
during ejaculation,
that's why it can't be controlled.
[soccer player sighs]
- [scientist clears throat]
- Let's just
try pressing the button again, shall we?
- [rumbling]
- [all screaming]
[tense music playing]
[soccer player] Cover your nose!
[stifled groaning]
[applicants groaning softly]
[wheels rattling]
[weak groaning]
Tell me, what was she?
She was a violinist.
She was apparently supposed to be
the most famous young violinist
in all of Jakarta.
But she's been out of work for a while.
Because her ex leaked
some nude photos of her.
Those humans
are very trivial.
[cutlery rattling]
[weak groaning]
[Sofia] Wow.
[Sofia sniffs]
[crunches, squelches]
[soft moan]
[crunches, squelches]
[crunches, squelches]
[delighted moan]
[delighted moan]
[breathing heavily]
Please, sir
Please, sir!
Use your conscience, sir
[breathes shakily]
- [shushes]
- [whimpering]
I do apologize
if this one tastes a tad different.
We just don't want a repeat
of what happened five years ago.
- [squelching]
- [gasping]
[horrified gasp]
[breathes shakily]
[wheels rattling]
It doesn't hurt, does it?
No, sir.
[applicants whimpering]
it's dark here, sir.
I can't see anything, sir.
[Valdya gasping]
[body thuds]
[breathing heavily]
[weak groan]
[porn star] Sir, sir
[breathing nervously]
No, please, sir!
I've committed so many sins.
I need to repent
- [gasping]
- [porn star whimpering]
- [knife slashes]
- [porn star groans, whimpering]
[Sofia] Butcher.
Prepare my favorite one now.
[ominous music playing]
- [breathing heavily]
- [wheels rattling]
[butcher groans]
I'll make your death a slow one!
- [spits]
- [groans]
[breathing heavily]
[groaning continues]
[Valdya yelling, panting]
[Valdya yells]
[Dara] Val.
Come here.
[weak groan]
Just stay calm.
I'll always be here with you.
[Adrian] Valdya.
- [Adrian chuckling]
- [footsteps]
We saved the very best for last.
[Adrian] The most expensive ones by far.
Yes, the eyeballs.
[weak gasp]
This one's very special.
She didn't even shed a tear.
[Sofia] Pure.
It won't be too salty.
You filthy
rotten cannibals!
Just look at those beauties.
[Adrian] Look!
We only take your most trained
and talented body parts. And why's that?
Because they're the only parts
good enough for us.
Cannibals are human beings eating
other human beings, sweetie.
Then what the hell are you anyway?
Honey, we are
the utmost peak of the food pyramid,
my dear Valdya.
You should count yourself lucky
to be in our company.
- Monsters!
- [Adrian chuckles]
Who wants to go first?
Oh! I wouldn't miss this for the world.
[Valdya whimpers]
[Sofia] Hmm?
Now you're ruining my dessert, sweetie.
I want to know. I need to know.
What, darling?
Five years ago,
my sister, Dara Dara
did you kill her too?
Are you her sister?
- Oh, she was delicious.
- [slurping]
I can still remember how she tasted.
Maybe you should send her
to see her sister, Sofia.
[Adrian] Make her stop crying.
[sobbing continues]
How are you doing, Val?
I'm all alone now. I've got nobody.
Everyone left me.
And Mom.
And then you as well.
You've got Rendy.
He loves you unconditionally.
I know he does.
You should be with him.
I just wanna be with you.
It's not your time yet.
You've gotta keep going.
Go and live your best life, Val.
- Do it for us, promise?
- [sobs]
I don't know how to get out of here.
You can.
Our eyes can see
right through those walls
that they've built.
[tense music playing]
[Sofia] Hmm
[music intensifies]
[Valdya breathing heavily]
[dramatic music playing]
[soft gasp]
[tense music playing]
[tense music continues]
[intense music playing]
[Wahyu] Ali! Dewi!
[tense music playing]
I told you we'd cross paths again.
[Laksmi] Let's go.
Did you meet my sister?
I did, but I didn't get to save her.
Let's go!
[both grunt]
[both grunt]
[both yell]
- [Valdya] Who are you guys?
- [suspenseful music playing]
[Wahyu] We are the Antibodies
who will drive all of them from our world
for the good of humanity.
[Valdya] But who are they?
They were created at the same time as us,
but put in a different place.
We lived up here on the surface of Earth.
They were inferior
and lived below in Agartha.
Now they want to take over our world.
We need you to join us to fight them.
What do you say?
Let's kick their ass!
[intense music playing]
[closing theme music playing]
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