Losing Alice (2020) s01e01 Episode Script

The Encounter

I'll send someone up there right away. Yes.
And how may I help you?
My father's staying here.
I wanted to surprise him.
What is your father's name?
Amir Ben-Dor. It's his birthday.
Oh, you're Amir's daughter?
Uh, just let me see here.
He Ah, he's just gone out.
So maybe you'd like to
wait for him in the lobby
- until he returns.
- I'd like to wait in his room, okay?
Oh, I can't I can't let
you do that right now.
I mean, not without
getting his permission
Well, then how about if
you call and ask my father?
I think I have his number here.
Uh, and your name is?
Hi, Mr. Ben-Dor?
It seems there is a young lady
to see you here in the hotel lobby.
And she says that
He's in room number 209.
Best of luck.
And what I'm trying to say is that
Just a few degrees warmer today,
with more of the same for tomorrow.
There's still a large group of
wild boars roaming in the north,
mainly around Haifa and
into the Carmel region.
Alice Ginor, right?
I was sure it was you.
I've been following you forever because
you're an amazing filmmaker.
I wanted to study
filmmaking because of you.
I analyzed Three-Quarter Moon to death.
Yeah, really, um You've
been such a major inspiration.
Wow. Thanks. That's wonderful.
I think the portrayal of Ruth
and all of the sex scenes
in Three-Quarter Moon
really shaped my conception
of how can I put it?
Sexuality, femininity.
Until I saw your film I didn't realize
a woman could behave that
way or that she'd be allowed to.
There was a time when
I would bring guys home
just to act out that scene with the pasta.
Oh. Okay.
Oh, TMI.
No, it's fine.
It's because I'm really
excited to meet you.
I don't want to intrude here, but
I'm dying to know if what
happened in the movie was real
or if it was all make-believe?
Why would it matter?
I don't know. Um
Everything starts with a truthful element.
some of those things happened,
and some are what, uh,
could've possibly happened to me.
The person I could have become.
Like when you try on something in a shop
that you know you'll never
wear because it's not you,
but you go ahead and get it anyway
'cause it's who you really want to be.
But then after a while
you find yourself trying on
one of those bizarre things
you bought on a whim
but somehow it turns out it really is you.
The fantasy can blend with
reality without you being aware.
What's your name?
Sophie Marciano.
Named for my grandma like you.
Only mine was Moroccan and
yours was British, if I'm not mistaken?
Yeah. I know a lot.
Only the good things, I hope.
I'm curious now about the bad.
It has been a while since the bad.
It's the bad ones you should never give up.
I'm in a different phase
now. Family and all.
I've been wondering where you went.
I've been teaching mostly, and
I edit some scripts and I do
some, uh, commercial directing.
And in between, I'm
working on my screenplay.
It's almost done.
Oh, listen, I think I'm
gonna pee in my pants.
There's a bathroom in this car,
but the door won't really close.
Will you please watch the door for me?
Why not?
Thank you.
I just finished writing the
screenplay for my first film.
Ah. Good for you.
My dream is for your husband to star in it.
Yeah, he
He's perfect for it. Like, exactly.
Well, then you should, um, send it
'cause if he's in between projects,
he still does stuff like that.
Yeah, we already sent him the script
and apparently it blew him away.
Which is pretty awesome,
right? That it blew him away.
Do you happen to have a tampon?
I'll take a look.
The next stop is Binyamina.
Sophie, this is my station.
Change at this station
for trains to the airport.
Please exit using doors
on both sides of the train.
I need to get off, so can you manage?
I'm letting go.
I think that's him. He's so hot.
Wasn't he in that movie?
He's married.
Yeah. He's so hot.
I feel like going in there,
getting down on my knees,
and giving him a blow job.
So would you like me to put away your suit?
Thank you.
Your stylist said that she had to
go next door to get some new shoes
to match your suit, okay?
She mentioned it's for your
premiere tomorrow, right?
And you'll be returning
this the day after, right?
Well, someone will, yeah.
I had a dream about you.
The dream was bizarre.
I was in the supermarket
and you were right there.
Not so bizarre.
I'll be out in a second, okay?
Is it good?
Shall I bring you
something to eat, Ibrahim?
- No, thank you.
- Really? If you want some it's delicious.
Who's here?
- Hi.
- How are you, ma'am?
- Hi.
- Hi, hi.
- I want the one with the candies.
- I want the blue one.
- Blue?
- I want this one.
- Okay.
Can I have two?
- Hold on.
- Mommy, what about me?
How is it?
- It's so good.
- Can I try it? Looks good.
Alice, darling, they just had dessert.
In fact dinner was one big
dessert. Nothing but carbohydrates.
- Hey, that's mine!
- I put a new shopping list on the fridge.
Mm? Thanks, Tammy.
You're out of hair conditioner.
And you're almost out of toilet paper.
I used up the toilet paper.
I put the laundry in the dryer
and somehow I managed to
make soup out of your leftovers.
How was your presentation?
I don't think they liked
my ideas this time.
That's all right.
You really don't need to be
doing those commercials now.
The girls won't be
little forever, you know.
- Hmm?
- Grandma, have one.
No, dear. My life is better
without them right now.
What are you doing with it?
You'll see, one day the fat comes on
and stays on.
What do you think?
I'm not sure about it.
This time she went for something new.
Your stylist?
If you'd come, I wouldn't
need a stylist. Hmm?
Tell me, did you get a
new script from a student?
What student?
I just met a student on
a train who mentioned
that she sent you a
script that blew you away.
Who was it?
Sophie something.
Sophie Marciano?
I heard she had zero training.
I'm told she never studied and
wrote her script using a how-to manual.
Now Lifshitz is producing it with
two coproducers from overseas.
They're pouring tons of cash into it.
So I hear.
The plot?
It's different.
I'm not sure how to
describe the mood of it.
It's about two girlfriends.
One begins having a kind
of sadomasochistic hookup
with the other's dad.
The plot moves ahead until
someone dies. And, uh, it's
It's kind of perverted.
It's very real.
It's the type of material
that you go for.
Then why aren't you doing it? Hmm?
Who said I wasn't?
I'm meeting Hilik tomorrow.
Oh. That's what Hilik is directing.
Have you met her yet?
No. They just sent the script.
Oh. Would she be there in the meeting?
What are all the questions
about? Is she hot?
She doesn't look like
someone who can write.
As if you look like someone who can write.
I can't write anymore.
Miss Alice Ginor.
Can I read it?
Well, it's been in your
in-box for two weeks.
I wanted to get your opinion of it.
Since when do you need my approval?
Read it. You'll see, and we'll talk.
Yeah, right?
Is it a true story?
Don't think so.
It's hard being realistic
with something so wild.
Yeah, but there's all of those genius
weird writers who make up crazy fiction.
What's going on?
You're nuts.
You know I'm crazy about you?
Are you?
I mean, really?
Of course.
What's going on?
I should ask you to read
that script every single day.
I've missed you.
- Mommy?
Oh, shit.
What's wrong, baby?
Something's outside my window.
See? Something's there.
I don't see anything outside. It's okay.
But I heard something.
Do you want to lay down with us?
You don't have to choose anymore.
Mommy, your commercial.
Now there's a delicious yogurt
that comes in a variety of flavors
and made with healthy soybeans
Come on. Turn it off, Yaara.
- One second, Mom.
- Right now!
Come on, girls. I can't be late.
I can pick them up on
my way back from Tel Aviv.
- But, remember, we have to leave at six.
- Dad, can I come with you to the premiere?
No, sweetheart. I'm taking Mommy with me.
Grandma's going.
Grandma's going.
Grandma wasn't invited.
She invited herself.
- Hey.
- No. Tippy's not going with you.
Bye, Tippy.
- Bye!
- Bye.
- Bye, sweetie. Love you.
- Bye, Mommy.
- Bye, Daddy.
- What do you mean, "Bye, Daddy."
- Bye, Dad.
- You're coming with us?
I'm so sorry.
This house is a nightmare
with all these windows.
Don't you dare say that.
This is a dream house.
You're living the dream.
You're right. You want coffee?
No, I just came over because
according to the contractor,
we're having more problems.
It's gonna take another two months.
Are you serious?
Oh, I thought you guys
were almost finished.
I didn't tell you the bad part yet.
They started digging the pool this morning.
It turns out that quite a
few rats were under there.
The big kind.
- I didn't see any.
- Oh, my God.
But they told me how big they all were.
And, well,
I have my doubts that Tamir and
I will get through this project now.
Of course you'll make it. Come
on, let's make some coffee.
- I'll make some.
- No, no, no, I shouldn't
Come. Come in.
It's time to find an exterminator.
I'll send him over here too.
Enough! Fuck! Enough!
Enough! You're making me crazy over here!
I'm sorry but we're working here, ma'am.
God, all day and all night you
keep hammering and hammering
- We're just doing our job here.
- I'm trying to do my job too.
But you can't keep this up all day long.
Hey, hey! What's with all the
yelling here, for God's sake?
Tamir, don't even start with me.
- Hey, Ms. Alice.
- Enough with this "Ms. Alice" bullshit.
- I'm just warning you.
- I can't take this anymore.
I can't even hear myself think.
I can't write. It's a nightmare.
Hassan, take five.
Been hard lately?
Yeah, it has.
- Yeah?
- Mm-hmm.
It's been harder for us.
Really? How?
We got the results yesterday.
Keren had a strong feeling,
but now we know it for certain.
- Mm.
- The IVF didn't take.
And they tried two this time.
I totally forgot about it. I'm so sorry.
I know that in the end we'll
have kids and it'll be okay,
but you know Keren has been just
She's supposed to be babysitting tonight.
Should I get someone else?
No, please, don't do that.
She can't wait. You know how
much she loves being with them.
I know. But, you know, I'm just asking.
- You sure?
- Yeah.
- Oh, I have to tell you
- Mm?
That maybe when you're up
in your office at night writing,
you should close the shade,
because they might be looking.
Why? Did they say something?
No, but if I can see you, they can.
Maybe 'cause they took the tree down.
Close the shade.
You don't have to close it all the way.
You can
be a good neighbor.
Get outta here.
- No, we don't know.
- We don't? Really?
Yes, really.
- I have no idea.
- Yes, right.
Then ask her. I'm not an investigator.
Please give us an update
as soon as you hear anything.
Please give us an update
as soon as you hear anything.
Yeah, I'm right here. I'm listening.
I'm right in the middle
of this fucking mess.
No, we just don't know anything.
- Okay. Bye.
- Hello.
- Oh, shit. I'm so sorry.
- What are you sorry about?
Oh, my God. I'm just so sorry. David.
- Nice to meet you.
- Hey.
Really, that's just a phenomenal script.
- Thank you.
- Wow. What's up?
Did you come all this way from up north?
- Yes.
- Oh, God. I'm so sorry.
I must have forgot because
of all this mess here.
We've all been waiting here for Hilik,
but already today he's missed two meetings.
He just didn't show up for either one,
and we've tried talking
to his wife and his brother.
Turns out he's been missing
for more than 72 hours now.
What's that mean then?
It means missing. I don't know, nowhere.
Not answering his phone.
Nowhere on WhatsApp.
- Nothing. He just disappeared.
Everyone's looking for him but he's gone.
It's awful.
Aren't you in preproduction?
We're supposed to
be. And it's not like him.
He wouldn't just up and run off like this.
I'll be right back.
Sophie, don't worry.
- Hello. Yeah?
- I'll be fine.
Just tell them to hold on. Be patient.
Yeah, that's it. Mm-hmm.
Yeah, we called his family.
So, the meeting's off?
I can't believe this happened
now that you finally made it.
It seems like he just disappeared.
By the way, I wanted to tell you
that you're
such a wonderful performer.
Thank you.
You're always making
such honest choices and
Uh, what about, like, any
stores that he goes to frequently?
I met your wife on the
metro. Did she mention that?
Yeah. What are the odds?
She's amazing.
One of my most favorite directors.
Alice is
She's deep into her
screenwriting these days.
Hey, babe.
Hey, what's up?
How'd it go with Hilik?
Uh, not great. Hilik didn't show up today.
What do you mean?
Pretty weird. They can't locate him.
What's that mean?
He might be in some kind of trouble,
'cause no one knows where he is.
So you're saying there's
no director for the film?
It's fucked up. I hope it turns out
to be nothing and he shows up.
I was dying to work with him.
You at the supermarket?
Can you pick up that
high-fiber cereal that I like?
So, who was at the meeting?
Just Lifshitz.
And, uh, Sophie.
Yeah, she's pretty, but she's a young girl.
Poor kid, thinks her film is doomed.
Hilik's got some serious issues.
Did Lifshitz ask about me?
Of course she did. She
asked about you and the girls.
She sends her regards.
You need some socks?
I always need socks.
Wow. They put up so
many billboards. It's crazy.
You should see them.
Anyway, I'm on my way home.
Remember, we have the premiere tonight.
Don't you just love nature?
See the way men age
and the way we do.
His father was that way too.
Just continued getting younger.
- Good thing the man died.
- Hey, Mom!
What, sweetie? I was
complimenting the way you look.
- What's wrong?
- Why is he yelling at her?
See how twisted her mind is?
Babe? It's getting kind of late.
I'm not feeling it. Just go without me.
- I don't want to go without you.
- I have nothing to wear.
I mean it, really.
You don't need me there this way.
I don't feel like socializing.
I just feel disgusting. Gross.
Then snap out of it.
Get over yourself.
I won't go without you.
I want you there with me.
It'll be fun.
No, really, I don't have
the stomach for all that
Please. I'm just in a bad mood.
Hey, don't do this.
It's my premiere this time,
another time it'll be yours.
That's it. Let's go.
Hurry up.
David! David! David, over here!
- Can we get a shot?
- Just you now. Over here, David.
- That would be great.
- Look this way.
How about it, David? Over here.
Wait, one more, please. Hold on, hold on.
Can we get a smile?
David, this way, please.
Turn to me. One for me.
David's mom, please smile for us.
- One more, David. One more.
- Hello.
- Hi.
- Alice, where have you been?
- Hey.
Hi. Wow, wow! Just gorgeous.
Just something I found in my closet.
Good for you.
Alice, how are you doing?
- Doing just great. How are you?
Alice is married to David
Bareket, if you didn't know.
- Have you seen it yet?
- Yes, yes.
Couple of times. It's amazing.
What was it like living with him
while he was shooting the film?
I've heard that he didn't get out of
his wheelchair for more than a month
- just so he could remain in character.
- True, yeah.
Uh-huh. Really more like two months though.
- What an artist. Dedicated, yeah?
- Uh-huh. David?
- Takes it all the way.
Is there anything else you can tell us
about any of the future plans for David,
maybe his next project?
I think you should ask the
question to David when you see him.
Okay, thanks so much. Best of luck.
Oh, no, I'm very sorry.
- Are you all right?
Are you okay?
Yeah, yeah.
I didn't see you. I'm so sorry.
What a surprise.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Wow. You look incredible.
That looks amazing.
It's nice of you to come here.
Of course. I was so curious.
- Okay. Well, I should go.
- Sure.
I wish you luck, Alice.
By the way,
I read your I read
your script and it's
- Really?
- Yeah.
It's so impressive.
- You read it?
- You're a very good writer.
Oh, wow.
It means so much to hear
you say that. I mean it, really.
The film will be amazing.
I wish. 'Cause right now the film is off.
Yeah, I heard Hilik is quite a problem.
Yeah, but, you know, these
things always work themselves out.
- Well?
- What?
Don't like it?
Just say something, for God's sake.
You're great in it.
Yeah, emotional, and the choices
you made were smart.
And I'm sorry.
About what?
I'm not sure.
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