Losing Alice (2020) s01e02 Episode Script

The Visit

Can you please change the channel?
- We always watch this.
- Check the trap!
We always watch what you wanna watch.
So annoying.
Good morning, Daddy. We're hungry.
I'll get breakfast ready in a few minutes.
What do you think Yaara
will get for her birthday?
So lucky.
Her dress for the party is so pretty.
I saw a piñata too. I wanna break it open.
I'm the best at that game.
I'll share my candy with you.
It's gonna be a fun party. I know it.
I don't wanna watch this
station anymore. Please?
You're making me crazy.
Let me change it. Come on.
"The Hefetz brothers' debut picture"
"is pretentious, full of clichés
and lacking a single moment of credibility.
David Bareket plays Dror, a
man who becomes disabled by
I won't spoil it for those still
willing to subject themselves.
Bareket, an actor I held in
high esteem in his early career,
made a name for himself
globally at a relatively late age
in the American film Florida Express,
but lately I'm beginning
to question his choices.
It appears that taking on challenging roles
is not as important to Bareket as making
money and impressing the mainstream"
I mean, what? Are you even
listening to what I'm saying?
- Mommy!
- I could swear I heard something up there.
- Mm. Whatever.
- Mommy!
Just a minute, Dori!
Come on, David. I'm listening.
I don't have to read it for you if
I thought I heard something
that sounded like a rat
- and I just wanted to know
- Mommy, come here!
Keep going. I'm listening.
"The film Restricted
shows that Bareket only
aspires to achieve mediocrity.
The only saving grace of the film
- was Nira Rosenbaum."
- Oh, he doesn't get it.
Don't worry, David. He doesn't get it.
- The article says nothing at all.
- You're not listening to me.
Yes, I am, to every word.
Then say you think he's full of shit.
But you can't say don't worry to
me. It's my career we're talking about.
He doesn't say anything concrete.
He's just some child who
wrote an empty critique.
Forget it. But he was brilliant when
he wrote about your movie, right?
- Mommy!
- In a second, Dori!
What are you yelling about?
I tried to fix the TV for
her, but she won't let me.
Don't scream like that.
I want you to let your sister
help you out with the TV.
Did you know that tomorrow is my birthday?
- Oh. How old will you be?
- Six.
Well, that means I need
to get you a present.
What are you doing here?
Sorry, I know I'm a little early.
I was just worried if I took the later
train, I wouldn't get here on time.
What? What train?
- Mommy.
- Oh, did David not say we were meeting?
- Mommy, what's wrong?
- Nothing, sweetie.
Oh, well, no wonder you're surprised.
Sorry, he didn't mention
you were coming here.
Don't apologize. I would've
reacted the same way
if all of a sudden I saw you
in my yard, if I had a yard.
Mommy, tell me what happened.
Just a little misunderstanding.
It's just because I should have
made proper arrangements to meet.
That's fine. That's fine.
I'm sure he just forgot.
I'll just go and get him.
Thanks a lot, Alice.
Want to give her a tour of the house?
Is there a chance you forget to tell
me you have a meeting with Sophie?
Because today, with all the
preparation for the birthday,
it's not really ideal.
What are you talking about, Alice?
Sophie's here. She says you have a meeting.
- Wait, what?
- She's in the yard.
Did you not?
We spoke, but we didn't
Didn't what?
She wanted to meet, but I couldn't make it.
So I mentioned she could
stop by if it worked for her.
So you did.
I don't remember it being concrete.
Well, she did.
All right, well
I don't
I don't remember it that way.
Come downstairs!
I saw the review you got this morning.
I'm glad you decided to come anyway.
I was already on the train
when I started to read it.
- Feel free to drink your coffee and leave.
Hopefully the coffee won't be bad.
Stop playing with my stuffies.
You never put them back, and
You realize he was only so harsh
about it because you're such a great actor.
If you actually were
mediocre, he wouldn't care.
Let's go build a pillow fort.
The fun part is breaking someone strong.
Put that pillow there
Put that pillow on the left.
Then maybe we should add furnishings.
Ooh, let's get our stuffed animals.
Let's see if this is any good.
How about you pretend
that it's great, even if it sucks.
Because I don't know how much
more criticism I can take today.
Come on. Go get your pillows.
I'm waiting. Come on.
Get the stuffed animals
Well? Not bad, huh?
No, it's good.
It's actually a really
tasty coffee, thank you.
Much better than your acting
in Restricted, apparently.
Oh, boy.
- Hey. Hi. Sorry.
- Hey.
- You guys have coffee? You're good?
- I'm good, thank you.
- So, did you find Hilik?
- Mm.
Mm-mmm. No.
That's why I came to speak to David.
- No one's seen him?
- No, it's bizarre.
No one knows what's happening.
So Lifshitz wants to know if you're in.
She's afraid the international
investors will back out.
And since we don't have a director
she thought I should be
the one to ask you about it.
No. No, no, no.
Don't worry about it.
It's okay. Just be careful.
Sweetie, don't come over.
There's a lot of broken glass.
Come here, Sophie. I
want to show you something.
Honey, do you think you could
handle the shopping without me?
I need to make some calls.
I'll clean up around here after.
- I need to hear what Benny has to say.
- Uh-huh.
What he thinks about
Sophie's film and the review.
- I have to get my head straight.
- Fine.
I'm going to tell you a secret,
but you have to promise
that you won't tell anyone.
No one.
Hey. What are you doing?
Mommy, can Sophie
come to my party tomorrow?
Well, I don't know what
Sophie's plans are, sweetheart.
I promise I'll try.
I have some errands. Would
you like a ride to the train station?
That would be amazing, thanks.
Your family, that house.
I hope someday I can have,
you know, something like that.
I mean, sure you can. You
have time. You're young.
Just don't wait too long.
I took my time
and ended up having
all my girls really late,
which I don't recommend if you can help it.
It's just that I want to do
so many different things.
I'm really afraid I'll have
to sacrifice other things
- and it will just be a disaster for me.
- It doesn't have to.
Ultimately you can achieve all of it
and not give up too much.
Listen to this.
It came into my head
when I read your script,
the scene at the bar.
How did you come up with this story?
Is it true? I mean, it feels very real.
What, a girl who kills her friend so
she can keep dating the friend's dad?
Life happens.
I'm really upset you can't direct it.
Why not?
I'm not saying I can, but
why assume I don't want to?
Because when I spoke with
David we discussed directors,
but your name never came up.
So I assumed that you couldn't do it.
That you were working on your film maybe.
- Alice.
You were my first choice.
The next train departs in five minutes.
That's five minutes until
the next train departs.
If I'm going to direct this, I
have to talk to David first.
Please stand back when the doors open
and let the exiting
passengers through first.
I have to be able to create.
- Make it mine.
I can't believe it! Oh, my God!
It'll be perfect.
I can't believe it. It's
exactly what I wanted.
You as the director of my movie.
Okay, wow, I
I really just hope
- Bye.
- Bye.
Hey. Where are the girls?
My mom has them until we come for dinner.
Doesn't the party tomorrow
cancel out Friday night dinner?
You wish.
You made your calls, talked
to everyone you needed to?
Yes, thank you. I really needed it.
I feel a lot better. Everyone's
going nuts about Sophie's film.
- Yeah. I'm sure.
- They all say it's exactly what I need.
Yeah, I feel the same way.
You can't pass on a film like that.
You know, for your
Hey, you can rest for
a bit. Take your time.
I'm going for a run, okay?
You do realize that if
my parents lived here,
we wouldn't be having dinner
at your mother's every week.
Well, they don't live here.
- Shit, what's that?
- Hmm?
- What's this light mean?
No, no, no, no, come on. What is this?
- What's wrong?
- Damn it.
Did we hit something?
Ah, fuck.
Do you think I know how to do this stuff?
You got this?
Let's see here.
Don't you think it's weird
you didn't think of me?
What are you talking about?
This whole thing with Sophie. You
need to find someone to replace Hilik.
Why didn't you think about me?
- Are you serious?
- Of course I'm serious.
But you don't direct stuff like that.
And aren't you working on your script?
- Why do you care?
- What do you mean by that?
Anyone who's read it knows it's
gonna be something different, wild.
Come on. I mean, you even
said it's exactly the kind of story
I honestly didn't think about it like that.
I didn't really think you'd
be interested in directing it.
Well, I am interested.
Well, great, honey.
I'll tell them we spoke about it.
Well, I spoke to Sophie about
it and she asked me to direct.
What do you mean?
On the way to the
train station this morning
she said she wanted me to direct it.
And I said I'd seriously consider it.
I think it's not a good idea to
work on this kind of film with me.
Why? Because of the sex?
No. I just really don't
think it would be right.
So you thought about me,
you just don't want me involved.
Come on, really? This is bullshit!
We've been talking for
six weeks reading scripts.
I've been going to meetings
and Sophie came over today
specifically to talk to me about it.
- Well, she wants me involved.
So, just like that? You're
taking over my project?
You think I want to take it away? What?
David, you're an actor. I'm a director.
Of all the films in the world,
you need to direct this one?
Yes, I need to direct this one.
If you want to direct for other writers,
- I'm sure plenty of people would
- No, it's not about that.
I'm sorry, I want to direct this one.
- Why can't you be supportive?
- Supportive? Give me a break, Alice.
I'm not fucking supportive?
- And you really think that you are to me?
- Oh, I'm not supportive?
- That's the biggest joke I've ever heard.
- Hold on, hold on.
Get in now.
- Get in, now. Hurry, go.
- Oh, my God.
Oh, God. He's huge.
On the radio they said
there are wild boars all over,
around here and Haifa.
Oh, yeah?
And they said if you
come across one, you should ignore it
and not make any sudden movements.
- Okay.
Should we call and cancel dinner?
- No.
- All right.
No, sweetie, tomorrow.
I'm going up to shower and go to bed.
- Are they asleep?
- Mm-hmm.
You coming?
I just have a few things to do.
- Put it here.
- Over here.
- Over here, come on.
- Come on, let's play.
- Come on, Dori.
- Nina, just be careful.
- Watch the table.
- Back to you.
Sweetheart, let's just
put on the dress you like.
It's not pretty, it's ugly, and
I don't want a birthday party!
It's gonna be so pretty.
I can't wait to see it.
- Go get it.
Just about ready here.
Should be fun. Kids love a piñata.
- Just gotta make sure they don't get hurt.
- Throw it to me.
- Wow. Come over here.
- Hi.
I wanna show you something.
It's so funny.
She won't come out or put on her dress.
And she wants me to
call the whole thing off.
Not everything is a
crisis. I'll go talk to her.
One of those days, huh?
I just wanted it to be perfect.
Leave me alone!
Really. I don't like that.
What's up with David?
Come on.
They want him to star and
me to direct this new film.
He's upset.
- Why?
- Uh, well,
he would rather me stay here, at home.
It's more convenient when
the woman stays home.
- Right?
- Mm.
I think maybe, it's
because the movie is erotic.
How erotic?
Full-frontal nudity, graphic sex scenes.
Erotic, Tamir, it's what you'd imagine.
Well, now I get why he
doesn't want you there.
That's awkward, hmm?
- Sit.
- Come here.
- Good girl.
- Here.
It's pretty good, right?
Let's bring the appetizers out.
I just, uh
You in that window
- Hi.
- Hi.
Happy birthday. Wow, this is beautiful.
- You came.
- Yeah, of course.
I promised.
I'll be right with you.
Have something to drink.
Okay. Thanks. This is just for Yaara.
- Make sure you wash your hands.
- Come on.
I'm gonna see Yaara.
- I need toilet paper.
- Come on, guys. Seriously.
I need your help over here.
Wow. Seriously. All of us. Come on!
- Why are there so many flowers?
- Hey, Mom.
They're for the party.
Just get them out of my sight.
Please don't be crazy today.
Why doesn't Grandma like flowers?
I'm allergic.
She's afraid to see them wither up.
Hello, mazel tov.
You seem really down.
Is something the matter?
Is she still thinking about doing the film?
I don't know.
You need to do this
film more than she does.
She writes for herself,
she'll be just fine.
- But you won't.
Oh, stop it. Don't eat that.
Knock it off, please. Now. Enough.
- But it's your film, not hers
- Mom, please drop it.
They probably just thought of
her because you're working on it.
Overnight she just takes it?
She's not taking it from me, Mom.
The script is right up her alley and
she's really interested in the project.
- What?
- Mm.
- You already know what I think, don't you?
- No, I don't actually.
- She refuses to forgive you.
- Forgive me for what?
Everything that went
on during her bed rest.
Oh, what's that got to do with it?
You have to do that film.
Please take the flowers and
get them far away from me.
I can't wait to do the piñata!
There you are. The guests are arriving.
So much candy!
- I wanna eat it all.
- You have to share.
I got distracted when I
brought the flowers up.
She made you bring them up?
What were you thinking bringing them?
She's suddenly normal, she won't notice?
I can dream.
I just thought it would be nice.
Because it's not healthy.
Here, have some of this. It's good for you.
See? I knew you'd like it.
Thank you, Grandma!
I'm not doing this out of spite.
Let's play with the ball again.
Here you go!
When I read the script I had
a vision.
And I want
I want to create.
To be directing, to be
creative, be out of the house.
I just can't explain how badly.
Wouldn't you rather
do that with your film?
I'm unable to finish my film.
I stare at the screen
for hours, doing nothing.
I don't know how I ever wrote.
I-I have nothing more to say.
Now this film comes along.
And I feel I can't say no.
I'll go crazy.
I don't like myself like this.
Are you doing this because of what
happened when you were on bed rest?
It's just a question. I
I think that together we can do this film.
It'll be good for us financially too.
We don't have a problem financially.
- Your mother helps.
- That's just what she does.
We're really fortunate that she can do it.
It's a fact.
That's not a reason that we
should make a movie together.
Don't you guys? Come on.
Cut the cake!
Whoo-hoo! This is fun!
Come here!
Mommy! Mommy! Look at me.
Who's that?
Look. Mommy, look.
Wow, that's
I got her a makeup kit, like the one I had.
- Did you cut your bangs?
- Yeah, she really wanted to.
I hope you're not mad.
Oh, I think they found a rat.
This is so fun.
You know if you set it
free, it'll just come back.
No. No.
I was not aware.
Known fact.
You gotta drown it while it's in the trap
just so the fucker doesn't jump out.
Next time.
You let him go, you could
be sure there will be others.
Is someone here expecting you?
Why didn't you say so?
Come inside, have a drink.
No, no.
Just her chauffeur.
- Okay.
- Mm-hmm.
All right.
- Come in if you change your mind.
- Thanks.
My mind's made up.
- Noga! Noga! Noga!
- They're really adorable.
You're a screenwriter?
Wow, that's awesome!
I'm a doctor.
You're too young now, but when you get
a little older you'll be quite impressed.
Sophie, come here.
Sophie! Sophie! Sophie!
Enough with the review.
Look what Benny sent.
"Film and television director, Hilik Semo,
found dead at parents'
house in Rishon LeZion."
Daddy, take our picture!
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