Autumn Lights (2016) Script



So it's done then?

We were fooling ourselves...

It was a mistake.

Don't say that.

Don't call it a mistake.

We've already been through it.

There's really nothing more to say.

I tried though.

You at least know that much, don't you?

I know, David.

I know.

And what about this place?

We got it for the season.

You're the one who wanted to come out here, for Christ's sake.


Picked up most of it on my way.

This should last you a while.

Thanks for coming by. I know it's a long way.

Ah, it's nothing.

I was glad you called.

Anyway, I like the drive.

The city can get a bit overwhelming.

It's quiet out here.

There's some other houses, but...

I haven't seen anyone else around.

It's what draws people out here in the first place.

The isolation.

I personally never understood the appeal of it...

It's there... for some.

Another thing I'm having a hard time with is all this light.

It never seems to get dark out here.

Can't get used to it.

I actually quite like it.

It's easier to get work done.

Yeah, but there's no sense of time.

And it's much harder to sleep.

It's a shame about Eva, really it is. But...

Well, you know how these things go by now.

It'll take some time. Always does.

The shitty thing is... it's a routine I'm getting a little too used to.

I don't have a fucking clue what happened.

You know when we first started off... everything was perfect.

Then when she left yesterday...

I knew there was nothing I could do to change her mind.

It's like she was just stuck on it.

Yeah but you can't dwell on all that.

Replaying all these conversations in your head... wondering... it'll drive you crazy.

You remember how it was with me and Alma?

It took me almost a year to get back to normal.

Yeah but that whole thing was fucked from the start.

Yeah, probably.

So what're you gonna do with this place?

Well, I spoke to the owner this morning.

I'll stay the weekend and see if he can find someone else to rent it.

Why not stick around for a bit?

You still have the photo assignment.

I'd rather stay in town, commute from there.

Just make a few day trips and get the photos that way.

It would be much easier to do it just from here.

I don't know...

I wouldn't really be able to concentrate.

Bad memories, I guess.


It was good you were there when you were.

Not many people out here.

Who knows how long it would've been until someone else came by.

Does anyone know anything about her?

Did she leave a note?

Most of her family resides in Sweden.

But she hadn't been in touch with them for quite some time.

As for the note, I can't really disclose that information.

I'm sure you understand.

Beautiful girl, wasn't she?

Such a shame.

I wonder what she was doing out here... all alone...

You mind if I keep this?

Sure... I've got copies at the station.

Um, look...

I know we've already kept you here a week, but...

I'm afraid I'll have to ask one more thing of you.

What's that?

I was wondering if you can extend your stay until the investigation is concluded.

Still a few things we have to clear up.

Investigation?

Thought you said it was a suicide.

Yeah, well there are procedures we have to follow.

Still have to wait for the toxicology report to determine the final cause of death.

How much longer will I have to stay for?

These things can take time out here.

But, uh, shouldn't be more than a week.

I guess I don't really have a choice.

I'm afraid not.



I'm feeling a bit tired these days.

I don't know why that is.

You do seem a bit off.

Maybe we should go somewhere.

Take a trip.

A trip...

I'd like that.

Just us.

Just us.

It's unbelievable.

It must've been a shock for you.

Yeah... absolutely.

I mean, I was there in the water... grabbing ahold of her... bringing her to shore.

You should've seen her.

She was all bloated up... her skin was pale white.

My god.

The strange thing is... there's barely anyone around here.

The detective wouldn't really let on about anything either.

Well, there's not much to wonder.

She must've been depressed.

Why else would anyone do it?

I don't know.

The whole thing's just fucked.

It's tragic... is what it is.

How much longer do they want you to stay?

A few days.

At least that's what he said.

That's good, because the office is sending me out to the states.

I'll be in New York.

You're being transferred?

No, it's nothing permanent.

Just for a couple weeks to help them get the new branch in order.

Just last minute thing.

You know, I was thinking...

The world must be trying to tell me something with this trip.

First Eva... now this.

Well look at it this way, at least it can't get any worse.

Marie?

Marie, are you up there?


No.


Can I have one of those?

Who's this composer?

Von Fleischer.

You're quite fond of him anymore.

Always playing this music.

I guess I've always had a fondness for the bavarians.

My great-grandfather was one, you know.

Now I do.

Is everything all right?

What do you mean?

I heard you on the phone.

Even though I don't understand a word of what you said, you seemed...

Then maybe I'll have to teach you Italian.

You're sure everything is okay?

Let's not start with this again, please.

You know I don't mean to pry... but you must know what you mean to me.

That's why I don't mind it.




Sorry, I thought something might've been wrong.

No, it's okay.

I'm sure I looked a bit strange.

I just...

Well I had a bad experience recently, figured I should check.

Then I'm glad you checked.

You normally sleep in the back of your car?

Uh, no, no. I was...

I was just wandering around and I couldn't sleep last night so I stopped the car.

I do that sometimes.

Your accent...

No.

Well I've gotta be honest, my Italian isn't all that great either.

So are you staying around here as well?

Yeah, I've got a cabin just down the path.

Oh, then I'm surprised we haven't run into you yet.

We really live just up the way.

How long are you staying for?

I'm not actually sure yet.

And is it just you, or you're here with friends?

I'm, uh, I'm alone actually.

I'm glad I ran into you.

Not many people around here.

I know.

I'm always looking for excuses to go back to the city.

I imagine it takes a while to get used to.

You know, a few friends are coming in from Reykjavik tonight.

You should come by if you're not doing anything.

Yeah...

I think I'd like that.

Hi. You must be David.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

Jóhann. It's a pleasure.

Sorry, this is all I had at home.

I didn't have time to go into town.

David? Hi!

I've been telling Jóhann all about you.

I think it's made him jealous.

Come.

Everyone, this is David.

Hi, David. Alex, nice to meet you.

Like some wine, David? Oh, thank you.

Marie? Thank you.

Cheers.

Cheers, Skál. - Cheers.

It's a strange place to settle for the season.

It must get so lonely out here.

To be completely honest, I didn't come out here alone.

Oh, no. It's not the best situation.

I'm trying to make the most of it.

But I did come out here for a work assignment, so that'll keep me busy.

Work assignment?

You'll be taking photos?

Have you ever heard of Andrew Franke?

He's an American author. He used to write here in Iceland.

I'm taking some pictures for a new project he's working on.

So you'll be here for a while, then?

I don't know.

It depends on a few different things actually.

It's no the worst place to end up.

How're you enjoying yourself, David?

He's bored sick. No, no. This is great.

I'm glad I decided to go shooting today.

Otherwise I wouldn't have met Marie.

Well, that makes the both of us.

Why don't I show you around?

Marie is always the one in charge of these little house parties, if you couldn't guess by the crowd out there.

I always feel so out of place with her friends.

It's not that I mind their age, but... they can be a fucking superficial lot.

Though I must say, I saw a bit of a kindred spirit in you.

"Kindred spirits?"

Is that sort of like love at first sight?

Marie tells me that you're a photographer.

Yeah, well it's created a lot of great opportunities for me.

Is that how you ended up in Iceland?

Well partly. I do most of my work in Europe.

I do a bit of photography myself.

I started when I was in college.

It was a particularly happy time in my life so I became obsessed with documenting it all.

These are actually really good.

It's just a few of my favorites of my own work.

I've collected thousands of prints.

Each marked off by category.

That's from when we met.

She's beautiful.

That's what makes her so unreachable.

What do you mean?

Marie, like most beautiful women, is very self-aware.

Women like her, they have the power to dominate.

Each whim answered. Each affection celebrated.

I've known women like that.

I do love her.

Deeply.

That's the worst part of it all, I think.

You know, there was a drowning here last week.

Though from what I'm hearing, it seems... more like it was a suicide.

I was there...

What?

Well, not when it happened.

I'm the one who found her.

Christ.

I didn't really want to mention it out there. No, of course.

That's a terrible thing to have to go through.

Did you know the woman who died?

Elisa?

No, not in any real way.

I had met her a few times.

Tragic woman, really.

That much I could sense even before she died.

Well it was a suicide.

The police have asked me to stay until they finish the investigation.

Or at least that's what they told me.

It makes sense.

I wouldn't stress about it.

So what are you doing after the season?

Going back to Reykjavik?

No, I'll probably go for a holiday soon.

You're always off somewhere. Don't you get sick of it?

Oh god, no, no.

And anyway, I promised my sister to go back to Rome for a few weeks.

And Jóhann can take that much time off?

Jóhann won't be joining me.

We need a little break from each other every now and then.

It's the only way it works with us.

Hey, where did you disappear to?

Jóhann was just showing me around.

You've got a beautiful home.

I'm really glad he likes you.

He typically doesn't like any of my friends.

What about me?

Oh, he loves you.

But then, so does everybody.

Isn't she such a beauty?

You know, it's sort of a strange phenomenon, actually.

In what sense? Well think about it.

Most relationships, outside of family, are transient.

Oh, I don't believe that.

How many actual relationships have you maintained throughout your life?

And I'm not just talking about people you email with every now and then.

But I don't get this notion of relationships.

When you're friends with someone, you don't have to be in constant contact with them.

It's more just knowing they're out there when you need them.

But then what does that friendship amount to?

It's so trivial.

David, I think you're a bit too attached to people.

Maybe you expect too much.

You're probably right.

I do tend to think about other people too much.

And what about them? Are they thinking about you?


The woman on the news.

The one they found on the beach.

Did you two happen to know her?

Must've seen her around.

Excuse me.

Horrible way to go.

Yeah.

You all right?

When you called I was a bit confused, to be honest.

Confused about what?

I've heard stories, you know... back in Reykjavik.

What stories?

Don't play dumb.

Okay... you heard stories.

I'm sorry about that... but I don't really know what you expect from me.

Nothing...

Nothing...

You know, it took us almost two hours to get here.

That's a long way to come. Don't you think?



It's been a burden, I'm sure, but we appreciated your cooperation.

I mean, I completely understand.

I'm just sad it ever happened.

We're a frail species.

People die because they can't live anymore.

You can say it's a disease or... an accident or a heart attack, or what have you, but really... they die because they can't go on living.

That's a strange view for a police officer to have.

It's what makes me suited for the job.

So then, now that you're free of us, is it back to America?



David... how nice to see you.

I'd call Marie down but she's asleep.

She hasn't been feeling well.

She's just a bit tired.

How are the photos coming along?

They're coming...

It must be... difficult... after what you went through, finding Elisa like that.

It's almost like I keep expecting bad things to happen... every time I go out.

I don't know how to explain it...

It's a traumatic thing to have to experience.

Most people would've just quit the job.

I have this portrait of her.

A portrait?

Yes.

They found it in her house.

It's this beautiful black and white photo... and I can't seem to get the image out of my mind, you know?

It's normal.

Have the police gotten back in touch with you?

No. Not yet.

I think I'll have to stay for a bit longer.

At least until the investigation is over.

Well... they're not the most competent police force.

I wanted to ask you... did you get a chance to speak to Marie much at the party?

Yeah... I mean, for a bit.

She... she was busy playing host.

Why?

She hasn't been herself lately.

What do you mean?

It's been tough on her, being away from Rome.

When we're in the city, she's not as restless, but out here she doesn't seem to be handling it very well.

It's gotta be hard, living as a foreigner out here.

Not everyone's suited for the quiet.

Part of the reason we spend so much time out here is because of all the distractions in Reykjavik.

It's a decent compromise, I think.

Especially given the amount of freedom I give her.

But now, she spends large parts of the day on the phone... speaking in Italian.

And you know... I don't ask.

Ever.

You don't ask.

It gets to a point when you ask yourself, which is worse.

Not knowing, or the alternative?

Maybe that's part of the problem.

We must seem so strange to you.

No.

I'm not one to judge.

I had things fall apart with Eva the week after we got out here.

And you were with her a while?

No... and that's the fucking sad part.

I get my hopes up too easily.

Well... at least you're not too sentimental about it.

Or you don't seem to be.

At times, maybe.

You get hit with so many disappointments... after a while it makes you wonder...

You want to know something I learned a long time ago?

What's that?

The only things we can depend on are ourselves and our unhappiness.

These are my... Joyous words of wisdom.




I was wondering if you'd come by the cabin tonight.

I know it's a long drive, but...

Well yes, that's probably true.

So you'll come then?

Where have I seen this picture before?

In a dream, I think.

So this is what you've been doing this whole time?

What, you're not impressed?

Don't.

I look terrible.

I know you don't believe that.

It must be great to travel so much... see the world.

Sure... but it's hard, too.

Always being on the move.

You find a place you like, people you like... and then you leave.

When you come back, everyone's moved on.

At least you're free to come and go.

Being in one place isn't so great either... especially when you're growing up.

It's like... being deprived of something.

Of culture.

I've been meaning to ask you, you and Marie, how'd you meet? You two seem close.

We met in Reykjavik, a year ago, after she married Jóhann.

They have a house there as well.

Her and Jóhann...

Seems like kind of an odd pairing.

Why?

Because of his age?

No, no, it's just...

Look at the way she was at the party.

They barely even spoke.

That's how she is.

Jóhann's always there to give her attention.

Why not get it from others when they're around?

That seems selfish.

That's because it is.

Marie has a hard time seeing things from other people's perspective.

I'm sure it's tough on Jóhann.

It would be for anyone.

And that doesn't affect your view on her at all?

She's my friend and I really don't wish to judge.

I find that so boring.

Well I guess there is something about her... draws you in...

If you're so curious about Marie, then why don't you go over there?

She's probably still awake.

Don't do that.

What?

So quick to assume trouble.

So quick...

Blame it on bad experiences, I guess.

And the fact that I can never say what I'm thinking.

That's a problem.

Maybe you should talk to someone about that.

Isn't that what we're doing now?

You know I really do love how quiet it is out here.

So much more peaceful than the city.

I'd like to have a place like this.

You'd still have to hold on to your place in the city.

Why's that?

Because you'd get lonely.

You seem to be doing all right.

For now...

I have to go away for a while.

I got a call form Vienna.

Paul's in the hospital.

The hospital?

He's gotten worse.

They're not sure...

It's just best that I go see him.

I fly out tomorrow.

He's been a good friend to you.

It'll be good for you to see him.

How long will you be gone for?

A few days... maybe a week.

I was thinking that you'd come with me...

Wouldn't it be better if you went alone?

I don't see why it would.

Unless you'd rather stay.

Jóhann...

I really think it would be better if you went alone.

You know I don't do well with sickness.

And you'll be fine... Staying here alone?

Don't worry about me.

I'll be okay.

You don't make it easy, do you?

My sweet Marie...


No.



So he just called you?

What's so bad about that?

He didn't play any games.

He just said what he wanted out front.

And I must say, he can be quite charming.

Charming?

Or maybe not charming, but there's something about him.

Of course. He's American.

No, it's not just that.

You can just tell there's more to him than he lets on.

I find that attractive.

So many guys are just concerned about themselves, even when they're fucking.

Was he a good fuck?

You know what the best way is to tell if a guy will be good in bed?

What?

Just see what makes him laugh.

What's that?

I don't know.

It's different for us.

You have so much to look forward to for once you finish university.

It's not gonna be so easy for me, you know.

Still...

I wouldn't mind to struggle if I knew it was leading somewhere.

I didn't try hard enough when I was younger.

I was too distracted... always jumping to new things.

But... just think about how happy you are compared to other people.

You can work hard and try to do everything right, and things will still not work out.

But that's such a sad outlook to have.

I don't want to think like that.


Liv.

Liv, are you awake?

Yes.

I was thinking.

When I come back from Rome, we should go somewhere.

What? Just us.

Maybe to America. Maybe somewhere else.

I don't know.

What for?

So we can have holidays together.

I can't just take a holiday from work, Marie.

Why not?

Because they don't allow it.

You mean you wouldn't take a holiday with me?

Of course I would, I just can't.

Not now.

But why?

I just told you.

There's nothing for me here.

I can't bear the thought of being here forever.

But it won't be forever.

You'll go back to Reykjavik at the end of the season.

I don't mean this house. I mean...

I wish you wouldn't leave.

I can't bear this house alone.

Talk to Jóhann.

Tell him how you feel.

I don't understand why you stay with him if you're unhappy.

The problem is not with Jóhann.

The problem is with me.

Even if it was someone else...

I would still be like this.

Let's just go away for a while.

Marie...

I can't. But why?

Because...

we're not children anymore.

I don't know if he told you, but Johann's out of town for the week and I'm bored to tears back home.

Oh, I didn't tell you.

Liv came over last night.

I had a feeling that'd come up.

I just figured that you... it's okay.

You made a good impression. And she's hard to please.

Finally... someone has something nice to say about me for a change.

I was on holiday in Santorini with my family.

I was still only twenty, and he was this handsome, successful guy.

And charming, so charming.

That was the thing with Jóhann, he would make you feel like you were the most interesting person in the room.

So you've been with him since then?

No, no.

We didn't end up seeing each other for a few years after that.

And at first, I was so heartbroken.

You know, when I thought of him, I would have tears in my eyes.

And I never felt like that with any other guy.

But then a year ago, he was in Rome and we knew.

So six months later we were married.

That's quick.

You think so?

I never understood waiting so long.

Once you know, you know.

The reason you have to give it time is because things change.

People change.

Why didn't we do this sooner?

What do you mean?

This. Dinner.

But you were over for the party, no?

Yeah, but I barely got to speak to you.

You seemed... preoccupied.

That was a strange night...

Jóhann and I were a bit off that day.

That's all it was?

I'm not sure what you're referring to, David.

Go ahead.

When I mentioned Liv earlier... did you feel embarrassed?

Why would I feel embarrassed?

Just... well, with me coming to see you.

Maybe you thought that might change my opinion of you.

I'm not sure what you're referring to, Marie.

This wine is putting me to sleep.

Do you mind if I just nap for a bit?

Sure. You can take the bed if you want.

Oh, no, no, no. The couch is okay.

Are you sure I'm not disturbing?

Of course.

So you're comfortable.



I'd like to see the world you do, Marie.

Why're you always causing trouble?

You say one thing... you do another.

You must see the world differently than the rest of us.

You see how ugly it is.


Do you want me to leave?

If you want...

I don't know...

What don't you know?

I don't know why I'm feeling like this.

For no reason. It just comes.

Always it's like this.

Melancholia.

What?

That's the word for it.

There was a boy, Francois...

This was when I was 15.

He was a bit older, 19 or so.

But we were so in love.

When I met him, I thought I would marry him.

Have a family with him.

And all this, I felt so quickly.

When I was young, I would always be like this.

Getting attached so easily.

But with Francois...

I really thought he was the one for me.

So what happened?

Right when we started dating, we fucked... and I didn't like it.

It wasn't good for me.

And so after that, I stopped talking to him.

And he would call and call... but for weeks I wouldn't answer.

But then after that, I felt bad, so I met him at his friend's house.

I told him the truth, and he couldn't believe it.

My god...

I still remember the look on his face.

He was so in love with me...

he asked me for a second chance, but I didn't want to.

After the first time, I knew.

I think you should've have given him a second chance.

But I didn't want him anymore.

I just would've hurt him even more if we stayed together.

You said you've made a lot of mistakes with guys.

So many...

When those happened... did you ever think about the guys you said no to?

The guys like Francois?

I mean... you break the guy's heart, reject him, and then you go slumming it with some random guy.

That's a bit cruel, isn't it?

Not shocking...

Maybe a bit disappointing.

Why is it the same?

Every guy is the fucking same.

You find out who I am and all you can do is judge.

I'm not judging.

I just don't think you should just put out to every guy who asks.

I'm not like that, David, so don't fucking say it.

Is that right?

Don't.

What, you're afraid I'll show the pictures to Jóhann?

Oh, so maybe you do have a conscience.

If you keep acting like this, I'm going to go, David, and I won't come back. I promise you that.

You have a short temper, Marie.

Has anyone ever told you that?

Jóhann is coming back tomorrow.

It's going to be harder to see you.

I know.

How much longer are you staying for?

A week...

Maybe a bit longer.

So we've still got time.

I know you won't believe me, but...

I will be sad to see you go.

The past few days have been really great.

Never.

Then let's just enjoy the time we have left.


Amore mio.

I've missed you so much.

Marie.

Paul was in such bad shape.

When I went to see him he had all these tubes hooked into him.

Apparatuses allowing him to breath.

Did he know you were there?

Yes, yes.

They woke him up eventually and we spoke.

What did he say?

Nothing meaningful.

I don't think he knew who I was, to be honest.

But that wasn't the upsetting part.

That night, when I got back to the hotel, I kept thinking about him.

All the people we knew.

The time we spent together.

He didn't remember any of it.

It was like it never happened.

And I started to weep.

Like some child.

I didn't know why.

So strange isn't it?

There I was, filled with this unbearable sadness.

Don't dwell on it, my love.


I wish you'd come by more.

I haven't seen you since he came back.

I told you it would be difficult.

I know, it's just...

I think about how it was... things you said.

That was only a week ago, Marie.

Has it really changed that much?

I wish you wouldn't be like this...

You know what my situation is, and...

And, I never promised you anything.

You should try taking responsibility for yourself some time.

You say things...

maybe you mean them... maybe you don't.

Why not just be clear about it?

What's so hard about that?

That's funny, coming from you.

It's a joke, is what it is.

Liv.

Glass of wine.

Everything's been going well.

Finished up the assignment, so that'll keep my agent happy.

For now, at least.

And you've been keeping yourself entertained... otherwise?

Look...

I know I don't come out looking too great here.

I know you and Marie are close.

Of course, that doesn't bother her.

It never has.

She's not totally at fault here.

At fault for what?

David... you're acting like you did something wrong.

I could see it being an issue if we were teenagers.

But we're not.

I took it out this morning, going through old photos.

Did you see Marie much while I was gone?

Marie?

No, not really.

I was busy finishing up the photos.

I've noticed a huge change in her.

She seems to be coming to life.

I'm glad to hear that.

You took this.

That's how I knew her.

I photographed her about a year ago.

I thought...

You know I... got this photo from the police.

They said she had it in her house.

That's right...

I remember you mentioning something about a portrait.

I didn't make the connection.

Such a sad thing she was.

One of those kind of nights, hey?

What?

You know David, I was thinking about what you said the other day, you know, and I think it's quite interesting about how you put it, relationships being transient, and when I came home, I started thinking about my response, and I realized, David, I wasn't quite honest with myself...

Sorry, I'll be right back.

Can I talk to you for a second?

Sure, but Alex was just telling me about this hotel he's working on in Berlin and it really sounds amazing.

Well, it's still a while off but we've got high hopes for it.

Can we go, maybe have a cigarette?

Can it wait 'til after dinner? I just didn't get a chance to talk to everybody.

Sure, okay, that's fine.


Hey, man.

I'm stuffed.

I always love a cigarette after dinner.

Cleans the palette.

So Liv was telling me she came out to see you.

Yeah? She told you?

I'm impressed.

About what?

It's nothing, it's just...

I tried to get in her pants a couple of times.

She's a tough one.

Not like Marie.

Jóhann really is clueless.

Marie does what she wants, with whoever she wants.

So you fucked her then?

That's what you're saying, right?

That you fucked her. Hey, man.

Go on, say it! Hey man, what the fuck is your problem?

Hey, hey, hey! What the hell is going on?

This guy's fucking drunk! Fuck you.

Okay, okay. Enough guys.

No one inside has heard anything but...

David, David!


Sorry... I was just getting up.

You don't look so well.

Look... about last night...

I'm sorry I went off like that.

I never cared much for Alex... and anyways... he probably had it coming.

But that's not why I'm here.

I came by because... there's somewhere I've been meaning to show you.

When I was growing up...

I would go hunting with my father.

My grandfather too, sometimes.

But now... it's illegal to hunt the wildlife out here.

So instead... I set up targets.

For me, it was never about killing the animal.

I was a bit timid when it came to that, anyway.

I was more interested in just... Being in the wilderness.

It was one of the few occasions I would get to be alone with my father, so I would spend my time just paying attention to him.

Seeing how he would act.

My whole life, that man was a stranger to me.

Most of what I know of him comes from just observing him out here.

It's a shame, really.

I wasn't sure about you and Marie, at first.

I had my suspicions, of course.

But it wasn't until last night that I was certain.

The way you lashed out at Alex...

I don't know what you think you know...

Please, David. Don't insult me.

What was it?

Did she tell you that you were special?

That you're the only one she can talk to?

Be open with?

You see...

I know the kind of girl Marie is.

I've always known it.

I'm not so vain to think I could change her.

But that doesn't mean I love her any less.

I didn't mean for it to happen this way.

It wasn't something I planned.

I am sorry, Jóhann.

If that means anything.

I lied to you.

What?

Or, at least I didn't tell you the whole truth.

I was seeing Elisa, on and off, for the last two seasons I've been out here.

She had notions of how things were... her place in my life...

I knew that she was struggling with depression.

I even had a feeling that something might happen to her, yet... yet I did nothing.

I felt a bit guilty at first... but then I realized... if I was being honest with myself...

I know that she never meant anything to me.

Just like you don't mean anything to Marie.


I just got everything packed in.

So where are you headed to next?

I have to go see the publisher in London, then it's probably New York.

I'm jealous.

Look, David...

I just wanted to say that I'm sorry.

About what?

The other night...

It's just... with everything that happened last week...

I wasn't being myself.

And it wasn't fair to you, I know.

So those few days we had...

it was nothing?

You should just forget about me.

Do you really want that?

This whole thing... you and Jóhann, out here...

I don't understand it.

But what's there to say, right?

It never makes sense from the outside.

If I asked you to get in this car with me right now... what would you say to that?

Things would be better.

You know that's not true...

We know each other now.

We have to stop for the moment, but that doesn't mean we can't try again.

You're only a plane ride away...

Come and go as you please, right?

I've never met anyone as selfish as you.

That's the problem.

You don't know.

I can't really speak to the future.

But when I make a choice...

I usually stick to it.

I think this'll be the last time we see each other, Marie.

Von Fleischer?

I've booked us two tickets to Madrid, for next week.

I'm getting a bit sick of Iceland for the moment.

You read my mind.

David left today.

Is that right?

I saw him this morning. Said goodbye.

You know, I quite liked him.

Interesting guy.

We've weathered some storms, you and I.

But we always make it through, don't we?

Why is that?

You know why.

I know... but I like hearing you say it.