Knokke Off (2023) s01e03 Episode Script

Wie bij de hond slaapt

[low, suspenseful music]
[mosquito buzzing]
[Alex sighs]
[puffs, groans]
[music stutters with flashing images]
[music intensifies]
[waves crash]
[symphonic hip-hop music playing]
[Jan speaking indistinctly]
- [Angelique] Enjoy.
- [Alex] Thank you.
[Angelique] Yes
[music continues]
[Daan grunts]
[mechanism squeaks]
You became quite good buddies
with Alex and co.
Yes. They're actually pretty nice.
- Hm.
- Especially Louise.
[Jacques chuckles]
Daan, forget it, my boy.
- What?
- You heard me.
You have to watch out.
With those rich families
nothing is as it seems.
Everything you tell them in confidence
will be used against you, sooner or later.
- That goes for ordinary families as well.
- Don't be naive.
They'll never see you as an equal.
The rich aren't rich for nothing.
- Uh, tell me when to stop.
- Yes, sure.
Did you lose something?
I lost my necklace.
Unbelievable. She's been working here
one day and something's been nicked.
You mean the new one?
- [sighs]
- Darling, you hired her yourself.
- True.
- [whispers] Come on.
Don't start that again. Huh?
Take your time to look.
[pop music playing over speaker]
What do you want with an imbecile like me?
Love is blind, Alex.
Is it your dad?
- Everything I do is ridiculous to him.
- You can start a club without him.
- No, I can't.
- Yes, you can.
You can do it.
- Come on, Louise.
- Mmm, I smell human meat.
Louise, stop.
- Not now, okay?
- Okay.
- What is your dad doing?
- I don't know.
[Angelique] Jan?
The wedding planner is here.
- Good morning.
- Uh, oh!
Apologies. Good morning, sir.
I'm Melissa, the new nanny.
- [Olivia] Morning, Dad.
- Morning, sweetie.
You're a coffee guy?
We're really lucky with this weather.
[coffee machine buzzes]
- [Eleonore] Good morning.
- Good morning, ma'am.
Mmm, cookies.
Olivia, did you see Mommy's necklace
with the red stone? I lost it.
[Olivia] No.
Would you like a cookie?
Hmm, no. No sugar for me.
- Coffee.
- [Patrick] I'm working on it.
- [doorbell rings]
- Shit, she's early.
- Who is it?
- [Eleonore] Christine!
I'm not ready yet. Come to the kitchen,
the nanny will make you some coffee.
Are you ordering it today?
Dad. Are you ordering it today?
Yes, yes.
- Dad will be ordering seed.
- How nice. For planting flowers?
- [Olivia] No, a stallion's seed.
- Huh?
- Dick juice.
- Olivia!
- [Melissa] Dick juice?
- Semen.
- Semen, right.
- [Christine] Well, good morning.
- [Melissa] Good morning.
- Hi.
- Good morning. I'm Melissa, the nanny.
- Oh!
- Dutch?
- [Melissa] Yes. Funny that.
- Coffee?
- [Christine] No, I'm not staying long.
- A cookie, however
- Yeah. Dig in. [chuckle]
- [Eleonore] Yes
- Hi.
- [in French] Shall we go?
- Yes.
Make sure she puts on something clean
when you go out.
- [Melissa] Of course.
- [Eleonore] Great.
- Bye.
- [Melissa] Bye.
- So that's a June beetle?
- [Jan] Yes.
They're very common in this month,
of course.
The real showpiece of my collection
is of course the hermit beetle.
The osmoderma eremita.
An eremita is a hermit.
- For 75 years it was deemed extinct,
- [Alex chuckles]
but recently they found a few
on the Bruges Moor in a hollow tree.
[Angelique] Uh yeah,
that's my husband Jan.
That's my youngest daughter Louise
and her boyfriend Alexandre Vandael.
- The son of
- Patrick Vandael, yes.
I did so many events for the Vandaels.
Including Olivia's Communion,
for 400 guests.
- I didn't know Louise was your daughter.
- [Angelique] Yes.
We were talking about the colors,
weren't we?
[wedding planner] We agreed on the
table cloth and the napkins, didn't we?
- Eggshell, right?
- Yes. Jan?
- Please join us.
- I'm sorry, darling.
- Emergency at the hospital.
- [Angelique] Oh.
I'm sorry. See you later.
[wedding planner] Anyway. So, eggshell.
Because pure white is not done anymore.
- [Angelique] No.
- [wedding planner] And the nice weather
- Let's get out of here.
- Thanks.
- [Angelique] True, but
- Excuse us.
We're leaving as well.
- Ah, okay.
- [Louise] Yeah, sorry.
[Alex] Good luck.
[Angelique] I wouldn't use
all eggshell napkins and rings.
What a load of bullshit. Mum is so
preoccupied with that fucking wedding.
The wedding planner calls nonstop, just
because Emilie is marrying a bigwig's son.
- Alex, you didn't clean off the vomit?
- It's on the outside, isn't it?
And she swoons over Dubois.
Daddy doesn't like that either.
And every time he is fed up with it, he
gets an emergency call from the hospital.
- Alex.
- What?
- [groans]
- Go.
[Olivia] Here you go, Melissa.
- What's this?
- For horseback riding, from Mum's closet.
- I'm not sure that's a good idea.
- She doesn't care.
- Oh.
- It will probably fit. It'll be great.
- [the gang chatters]
- Hi!
- [Matti] Look who it is.
- [Margaux] Hey.
- [Victor] Hey, buddy.
- They're still alive.
- [Victor] Hey, beautiful.
- Here's the best looking one.
- How was it yesterday?
- [Victor] Good. It's a keeper, I think.
[Matti] Keep drinking,
that's the best remedy.
- Hi.
- Hi.
[Matti] Just keep on drinking.
[Alex] Hey, little Daan.
Got home safe last night?
[Daan] Sure.
And you? Do you have a massive hangover?
No. Are you joining us at tubing?
You said so yesterday.
- I think Louise would like that, right?
- Yes.
Will you take care of the equipment?
We have to change clothes.
- [Matti] To change? Sure.
- [Victor] Yeah, yeah.
- [Matti] We'll be "changing" as well.
- [Margaux] I'm sure.
[Louise and Alex chatter
in the background]
[door closes]
What's up with you?
[whispering] You're so fucking hot.
- The others are waiting.
- [he hums]
- Let them wait.
- Hmm.
It's much better with this.
[groans and sniffs]
[soft laugh]
- You like it as well.
- Because of the company I keep.
As long as you keep the right company.
[sniffles and moans]
[soft, tense music playing]
Uncle Jan with his frying pan is
at your door.
[they moan]
[door closes]
[soft, tense music continues]
[music continues, the gang shouts]
[no dialogue]
[they moans]
- [Daan] Pretty.
- [Matti] A bit closer.
[indistinct chatter]
[horse snorts]
[they moan]
Come on! Go, faster!
- [Margaux] What did he say?!
- Faster!
You're so lucky to have Alex.
[they pant]
[Alex] Come. [sniffles] The boat awaits.
[Alex cheers]
- Whooo, Lex!
- Faster!
Faster, Melissa! Go, faster!
[whip cracks, horse whinnies]
[Alex] Come on!
[the boys cheer]
[Alex] Faster!
Is that all you've got?!
Hey! Faster!
Come on!
[music intensifies]
[music dies down]
[they pant]
[he moans]
- You don't know how to ride, do you?
- [Melissa sighs]
That's okay. I won't tell Mum.
[muffled screams]
[heavy breathing]
- Boating accident. Near the beach club.
- [Margaux] Alex! Alex!
- Alex! Alex!
- [Victor] Lex! Lex!
[all] Alex!
[Margaux] Daan, he's not responding. Alex.
It's not helping. Alex!
- [Daan] Hey!
- [Victor] Come on, Alex!
- [Margaux] Is help coming?
- [Victor] Yes.
[Daan grunts]
- Come on!
- Alex!
[music stops, seagulls squawk]
Oh, my boy
- [Eleonore] Are you okay?
- Yeah.
We were so shocked when Louise called.
- Hi, Louise.
- Hi.
[Eleonore] Not the kind of phone call
I like to receive.
What was all that?
- [door rattles]
- [Eleonore] Oh?
- Hello.
- [Daan] Hi.
- And who are you?
- Hi, I'm Daan.
- Pleasure.
- [Daan] Hi.
Daan works at the beach club.
He saved Alex.
You're a lifeguard at Jacques'?
I don't know how to thank you.
- [Alex] Mum, please.
- What?
Daan is no lifeguard. Daan is a friend.
A really good friend.
Okay. But I can still thank him, can't I?
[they laugh nervously]
How did it happen?
I don't know.
How long do the doctors say
you have to stay?
One night, if the test results are okay.
- Alright. That's not too bad.
- Yeah
- Alex, I have to go to work.
- [Alex] Okay.
Ma'am. Ma'am.
- How will you get there?
- There's a bus stop in front.
No, wait. Take a cab, son.
- Mom.
- [Eleonore] Yeah
- Here you go.
- No need. That's too much.
I have nothing smaller.
Have a drink to celebrate the outcome.
[Daan] Uh
Here you go.
I'll give you a ride.
Okay. Thank you.
No, that's for the good outcome.
Thank you, really.
[smacks her lips]
See you, sweetie.
Well then
I'll send your dad a text
that everything's alright.
[soul music playing]
Nice camera.
Are you a photographer?
No. I'd like to study photography,
but that's very expensive.
Most photographers I know
don't even have a degree.
- Do you know many?
- [chuckles] I own an art gallery.
Show me your work sometime.
If that's what you want.
- What?
- Making friends with the help now?
[he chuckles]
- I had to make up for something.
- [Eleonore] Really?
I don't really want to know.
What do your other friends think?
Louise and Victor are fine with it.
Matti will agree with anything
the group thinks, and Margaux
Margaux is racist herself.
I'm not a racist, but make sure
he doesn't take advantage of you.
Mom, how do you recognize a racist?
- They say: "I'm not a racist, but"
- [Eleonore] Alex, really.
- What?
- Christine is one of my best friends.
Yeah, sure. Then it's all okay. [laughs]
Are you leaving?
- [laughs]
- [Eleonore chuckles]
- Can you get home?
- [Louise] Yes.
[waves crashing]
[Jacques] Look who it is.
The most beautiful girl in Knokke.
- Suck-up.
- [he laughs]
Margaux and the others just left.
So, what would you like to drink?
- A Diet Coke, please.
- One Diet Coke, coming up.
What did you think
of my future mother in law?
I wasn't entirely comfortable.
- My mother is even worse.
- Oh, really?
What did they say after I left?
"Nice kid."
- Nice kid? Really?
- Yeah.
Yes. And, "a true hero."
A hero?
Not something along the lines of: "Since
when do you hang out with immigrants?"
Uh, no, they called you "the help".
- The help? That's much better.
- [she laughs]
[they chuckle]
- [Alex] He thinks I'm an imbecile.
- Papa would never say that.
He did say it!
You were there, weren't you?!
He treats you like shit as well.
- Hey, Alexandre.
- [Alex] What?
Your dad and I have our problems,
but we love each other.
Sometimes he loves someone else better.
What are you saying?
Is there something I should know?
- Alexandre?
- No.
Nothing, I'm sorry.
[melancholy music playing]
[indistinct conversation]
[Olivia] Set.
[Melissa] You probably play this
very often with your parents.
No, they're too busy.
Daddy is always off building towers
and football stadiums.
- And your mum?
- She's too busy organizing stuff
and doing good things for poor people.
- [Melissa] Does she donate to the poor?
- [Olivia] Hm-mm.
[clears throat]
- Ah, hi, Mum.
- [Eleonore] Hey.
How's Alexandre?
Uh, good, really. The doctor says
he can probably go home tomorrow.
- It will be alright.
- Will you join us for a game?
Mum doesn't much like this.
Alright, one game.
- Seriously?
- Yes.
[Eleonore] Ooh!
Ah, Go Fish with horses.
Yeah. A quick shuffle.
[melancholy music continues,
machines beep]
- [she laughs]
- Yeah
They played this really bad prank.
[Daan making funny noises]
Oh. [laughs] Watch out.
- Careful. Don't fall.
- [she laughs]
- [Melissa] Oh.
- I win.
[Olivia ]That's impossible. I only have
three left. Who has my last card?
Oh You always find everything
between the couch cushions.
[Melissa] Hey!
There it is. Look mum, your necklace!
I lost that.
How clever of you to find it.
- [Olivia] Another game, Melissa?
- Yes, yes.
Will you join us, ma'am?
No need to be so formal.
Have fun. Hmm?
Is there a problem?
- A big problem?
- Well
1.8 meters long.
Arrogant, and lying in a hospital bed
feeling sorry for himself.
It's my fault.
That he fell.
The steering wheel
He can really get under my skin sometimes.
One minute he is insufferable
and the next he's charming.
I don't remember those charming moments.
Maybe it's just a mask
and behind it there's a good bloke.
I sometimes wonder
- What's that?
- A shark's tooth.
- It's for you.
- [laughing] Why?
- What Wh
- Why?
- Yeah, I It's stupid, never mind.
- Yes.
You wanted to console me?
- Yes.
- With a shark's tooth?
- Yes, with a shark's tooth.
- Daan, I'm not a ten year old girl.
I'm sorry.
[they both laugh]
[Daan] Oh
When you just said
"I sometimes wonder"
I did see a 10 year old girl.
She's hurting,
but can't share it with anyone.
[melancholy music playing]
- What?
- Give it to me.
- What do you want?
- The shark's tooth.
- You want the shark's tooth?
- Yes.
- Now you do?
- Yes, I reconsidered.
- You reconsidered? Okay.
- Yes.
- Well Now you're too late.
- [she exclaims]
Too bad.
- I want the shark's tooth. Give it to me.
- [laughs] Try to take it.
Give me the fucking shark's tooth!
- Daan!
- [he laughs]
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
[melancholy music continues]
- That tooth can be
- Oh!
What are you doing?
[laughing] That tooth can be anywhere
between 40 and 65 million years old.
- Ooh! Is it expensive?
- No, not expensive, but rare.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- Are you happy with it?
- Yes.
- So you see: money doesn't make you happy.
- Hmm.
But you can do fun stuff with it.
- But cheap things can be fun too, right?
- True.
- No, I'm not talking about sex.
- [grunts] Okay, okay.
I had great summer holidays with families
that actually saved up for them.
- Ever been to a campsite?
- Sure.
- Really?
- Yeah. When I was little.
- Seriously?
- Yes.
- Which one?
- Campsite France.
- [scoffs] Campsite France, seriously.
- [she laughs]
Never been.
Speaking of campsites:
I'm going to one right now.
[breathes angrily, machine beeps]
[melancholy music continues]
[dial tone]
Come on.
- You've reached Louise. Leave a message.
- Damn it.
[nurse] Mr. Vandael,
did the doctor see you?
Yes, everything's alright.
- You can't leave without permission.
- Sure I can.
- No, you can't.
- Yes, I can.
To the campsite!
[melancholy music continues]]
- Alexandre? Weren't you
- Where's Dad?
I'm Melissa, the new nanny.
Where's my dad?
In his study, I think.
Not the Crazy Lulu again?
You're not concerned about me?
[sighs] How do you mean?
- I just came from the hospital.
- Hmm.
Your mum said as much.
I made a decision.
I'm opening the Crazy Lulu. And since
I'm an imbecile, I won't bother you again.
You're not only a complete imbecile.
You think you're quite the man, don't you?
Hmm? Stay here when I'm talking to you.
[ominous music playing]
- You're playing with fire, buddy.
- I could tell mum some stories.
About the payment for that Fontana.
You couldn't help yourself, right?
And again one of her best friends? Hmm?
[Alex grunts]
- Get out of here!
- [Alex groans]
Get out of here!
[Alex breathes heavily,
ominous music swells]
[Patrick] Hey!
Take it easy!
Calm down!
- Get out, now!
- [Alex grunts]
[Patrick, muffled] Get the fuck out!
I don't want to see you again.
Do you hear me?
That was the last time you threatened me
in my own home!
Patrick! What is happening here?!
[Eleonore yells, Patrick grunts]
Ah, fuck!
[Patrick moans]
[waves crashing, music fades out]
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